The trio of licensed massage therapists at The Art of Touch banish pain from clients' stressed muscles with a combination of therapeutic massage techniques. Staff member Christine draws on more than 10 years of industry experience to soothe her clients, and past KTVK 3 TV Healing Arts Specialist Lisa kneads tendons with powerful massage strokes. Tracy utilizes a number of massage disciplines, including deep tissue, Swedish, and myofacial, to uproot uncomfortable knots, making backs once again flexible and shoulders ready to demonstrate "shrugging" to curious jellyfish.
The practitioners at Just Breathe Wellness take a holistic approach to wellness, adding aromatherapy to their array of massage options and offering clients self-care tips to help alleviate discomfort. The center?s therapists perform modalities that include hot stone and deep tissue, along with specialized techniques such as Thai yoga, which focuses on aligning the spirit as well as the body. Just Breathe also promotes wellness with personal training programs, as well as corporate classes and workshops.
For Harrison Vickers—therapist and owner of ProActive Therapeutic Massage—muscle therapy doesn't stop once the massage does. True to his shop's name, he's empowers each of his clients to proactively stave off muscle pain. While most people live with moderate amounts of tension, Vickers knows it's a sign that the body is not performing optimally and could use a little readjustment. To tailor his sessions, each appointment begins with a consultation, helping Vickers draw up a therapy blueprint that deploys techniques from different modalities. After the session, he helps clients analyze their daily activity to help them identify which might cause personal strain or global apocalypse.
Ready State Fitness educator and owner Kevin J. Kula applies thorough muscular knowledge to innovative therapies, forging flexible, pain-free bodies. In contrast to the passive nature of stress-reduction treatments such as massage therapy or cathartic Post-it notes affixed to dirty dishes, Structural Integration and Fascial Stretch Therapy allow each client to take an active role in treatment. Kula gives patients practical instruction about body alignment and proper posture, and molds muscles and connective tissue through soft-tissue manipulation and stretching. During the one-hour session, protein suits benefit from a body-structure assessment and thorough treatment plan, before a guided stretching session enhances body alignment and expands range of motion to create better flexibility, more efficient workouts, and effortless exits from crowded clown cars. Therapeutic sessions can help mend bodies of all breeds, from those with chronic pain from arthritis or past injuries to athletes seeking a more streamlined approach to exercise.