At Perfect Day Massage, certified muscle menders customize massages to each client’s desires and corporeal cues, enhancing treatments with aromatherapy and gliding hot stones. Sessions may cycle through a number of modalities, from the stress-relieving strokes and kneads of Swedish massage to the therapeutic techniques of deep tissue and reflexology. Clients can choose from a number of all-natural essential oils, each equipped with fragrant aromas, distinct cleansing, and curative properties that can help clear respiratory passages, soothe irritations, or wash away lingering bacteria and clingy personal assistants. Therapists then skate soothing hot stones across sore backs, softening taut tendons. Upon request, sessions can conclude with tips on easing everyday discomfort through simple life changes, such as drinking tea or cushioning insoles with heaps of cotton candy.
Though motherhood and Chinese medicine may seem to be two disparate specialties, Sydney Bebb-Walker embodies their common thread: listening. An acupuncturist and massage therapist with more than 25 years of training, Sydney still prides herself most on her ability to simply listen to patients before mapping out a treatment plan that will bring them a long-term sense of well-being.
Her treatments generally blend a range of therapies from a list that includes Chinese herbal medicine, detoxifying infrared sauna sessions, allergy testing, and acupuncture, which she studied at the San Francisco College of Acupuncture. Under Sydney's care, past patients with issues ranging from the stresses of young adulthood to menopause and aging have found effective therapies for treating their ailments.
Joe Linn wanted things to change; after dealing with the stress of working in a kitchen for 17 years, he'd grown weary of the daily grind. While he pondered his next move, he continued pursuing one of his favorite hobbies: massage. It only took a few more amateur bodywork sessions for the light to go on. With skilled hands and a drive to learn more, Joe realized he could turn his pastime into a full-fledged livelihood. The pieces fell into place soon after. Joe enrolled in a formal massage training program, studying the nuances of Swedish massage. That was back in 2002. More than a decade later, Joe puts these lessons into practice as a licensed massage therapist, soothing aches and pains during mysofascial release, prenatal massage, and deep-tissue work.
The spa's private treatment rooms put guests at ease, with subtle décor and soft lighting that evokes the comforts of home. But it's the spa’s soothing treatments that really make a difference in clients’ wellbeing. Reflexologists aim to eviscerate tension by honing in on specific pressure points in the hands and feet. When the back needs attention, massage therapists use Swedish and deep-tissue massages to gently knudge knots into loosening.
At the National Holistic Institute, massage therapist Kimmie studied Eastern- and Western-style techniques such as Thai, shiatsu, and Swedish massage. She also studied kinesiology and anatomy. All of this knowledge comes together at Kimmie’s Massage, where she doles out focused bodywork sessions designed to facilitate physical and emotional health. A practicing clairvoyant, Kimmie also offers psychic readings and teaches meditation classes.