Inside My Time Massage’s private treatment rooms, the dexterous hands of a skilled therapist unravel tension and ease achy musculature with nine different massage modalities, each targeted to specific ailments. Prenatal massage, for example, helps relieve joint pain and reduces swelling in the arms and legs, and myofascial-release techniques loosen overly taut facia—the tissues surrounding muscles and organs—with gentle stretching and compressions. Before starting any treatment, therapists perform a consultation and read each client’s internal instruction manual to determine the most beneficial massage techniques.
The therapists at Genuine Massage & Spa blend treatments from Asia and the West to help clients achieve ultimate relaxation. Using natural marine and herbal ingredients, they tease backs with more than 15 varieties of enhanced massages, including the Royal massage, which complements traditional Thai techniques with therapeutic touches such as bending, stretching, and pulling. They also boost their menu with purifying and hydrating facials, meaning clients no longer have to dip their faces in old Halloween masks filled with mayonnaise.
At Island Touch Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Ayesha puts her extensive training to work during each of her massage sessions. Formerly from Trinidad, Ayesha incorporates an island spirit in her work in an effort to help melt away muscle tension, curb chronic pain, and allay aches caused by bending over backward to make everyone else happy. She augments her massages with various add-ons such as softening foot soaks, invigorating salt scrubs, or slimming body wraps. She also infuses massages with soothing aromatherapy to relax the entire body and evoke an island paradise or a DMV covered in scratch-and-sniff stickers.
ASAP Therapeutic Massage & Myotherapy’s therapists stay true to their center’s name, taking a fast-acting approach to pain relief with massages that target injuries and chronic aches. Though they’ve been around since 1985, the staff needs only an hour or two to treat each client with gliding Swedish strokes or a targeted sports massage designed to improve flexibility. Therapists take pride in doing things the old-fashioned way, taking time to make sure every muscle gets the attention it deserves. For a hard-to-find massage experience, try the center’s specialty trigger-point myotherapy, which tackles myofascial aches and heals necks sore from painful 360-degree rotations. ASAP boasts a staff including multiple therapists and a full time receptionist, organizing the appointments in their four fully-equipped treatment rooms.