As a Gulf War veteran and Air Force reservist, Rene' Johnson knows stress better than most. She draws on this experience, as well as a comprehensive education in anatomy to rewire the body's circuitry and promote wellness. Though her specialties are in orthopedic, sports, and rehabilitative massage, deep-tissue and Swedish techniques are also available to promote relaxation. When not mending muscles, Rene' enjoys travel, spending time with friends and family, and massaging knots out of low-hanging tree limbs.
Signature Service: Massage Therapy
Brands Used: Bo Essentials Grapeseed Oil
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
At Massage Sanctuary, nationally certified massage therapist Brandon Woolard offers his clients the opportunity to relax and receive personalized massages in a soothing atmosphere. After initial consultations—complete with a box full of stress stones if customers need some preliminary unwinding—guests undress to their own comfort levels and fit between sheets, ready for calming massages. As he works, Brandon encourages his customers to speak up about comfort levels in case the heated table is too hot or the aromatherapy ostrich too pungent and squawking. Brandon soothes backs and muscles with a variety of modalities, incorporating Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, hot-stone, and aromatherapy methods into his massages. Afterward, complimentary mints and water rejuvenate the senses as customers, suspended in massage euphoria, go home, take hot baths or showers, and maintain relaxed states.
National board-certified massage therapist Bess Wood is quick to stress that her treatments aren't what you'd typically find in a spa. The focus at Therapeutic Arts isn't solely on relaxation; it's also on finding medically inspired solutions for chronic and acute pain. To that end, Bess specializes in a therapeutic massage that combines deep-tissue, trigger-point, and neuromuscular techniques to heal all kinds of injuries and ailments. The profound sense of relaxation that comes with each treatment is just another perk.
Certified massage therapists help clients relax and lose lingering aches, pains, and bodily stress with a range of specialized massages. Hot stones penetrate waves of heat into muscles for greater relaxation, whereas cold stones aim to reduce swelling and inflammation in localized areas. Deep-tissue and sports massages work to relieve embedded tension and tennis balls in joints and muscles, and additions such as aromatherapy seek to deepen states of relaxation.
In addition to specialty massages, EveN Baby Massage offers beautification and relaxation services such as organic facials, foot scrubs, and paraffin dips. Such services push clients toward more pristine complexions while ridding the body of excess oil, dead skin, acne, and only the toxins least likely to lead to superhuman powers.
Healing Touch Physical Therapy’s staff—armed with professional certificates from organizations like the American College of Sports Medicine and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America—sandblast away the body’s excess baggage with a five-part personal-training regimen. First, your corporeal sculptor will assess your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, and natural imperviousness to anvils. After determining concrete, measurable fitness goals both short-term (do 15 good crunches) and long-term (rip the space-time continuum in half with your bare hands), you and your trainer will vanquish adipose tissue through a carefully calibrated montage of cardio blasts, free weights, balance boards, stretches, and a few surprises to keep the muscles guessing.