Certified massage therapist Lori Amendolara of Essential Touch Body Works tames both physical and mental stress with hands-on healing. After filling out intake forms and chatting briefly about the goals of the session and of the Congress of Vienna, tense torsos undress to their comfort level and lie down. Over the course of 60 minutes, Lori employs a custom massage regimen that includes unscented, hypoallergenic oils to relax muscles, increase circulation, and release wrongfully imprisoned endorphins and serotonins. Tranquil sounds such as ocean waves fill the peaceful therapy room, and when the treatment is complete, clients refuel and awaken with a bottle of water and a small snack.
After administering acid peels and IPL facials for leading plastic surgeons, Minding the Body Wellness Center founder Susan Schork assembled her own team of certified therapists to offer a variety of services. Within her center's 2,300 square feet, candlelight illumines eight treatment rooms catering toward specific services, from seaweed body detoxification to facials with medical-grade Glytone skincare products to shadow-puppet shows. During makeovers, Susan also hones her award-winning makeup artistry with brand-name products such as Glo Minerals and Estée Lauder. Along with beautification treatments, experts soothe guests with massages available in techniques such as hot stone and therapeutic.
At Stiso Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, Dr. Frank R. Stiso and his staff specialize in alleviating the full spectrum of back and neck problems. With a team that includes a certified chiropractic sports physician and a board-certified disability analyst, the staff combats ailments such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, and arthritis pain. A massage therapist augments the chiropractic services with massages in many modalities, ranging from soothing Swedish treatments to deep tissue and sports massages targeted to root out muscle pain caused by strenuous chess matches.
Massage Club of Wall⎯which landed the 2009 Asbury Park Press Reader’s Choice Award for best massage in Monmouth County⎯fills its calming, private rooms with therapists well versed in the art of massage therapy. They dispense therapeutic, deep-tissue, sports, prenatal, hot-stone, and relaxation massages to help alleviate everything from muscle spasms to overworked wings.
Whether stopping by for a quick haircut or manicure or devoting a whole day to facials and massages, trained staff members pamper guests of Milagro Spa amid soothing amenities. Visitors don robes and lounge in the relaxation area after their services are complete, basking in the glow that only an expertly administered mud wrap or nearby anglerfish can provide. Thoughtful touches such as onsite childcare ensure youngsters stay safe and happy while adults unwind.