Stanford University-trained certified physician's assistant Nellie Blunt, medical director Dr. Anshu Gupta, and their team at 424 Cosmetic Dermatology effortlessly restore skin to its most rejuvenated state. Along with her expert staff, Nellie uses injectables and light therapy to whip complexions into shape and fight approaching signs of aging. Microdermabrasion and peels also soften fine lines and cultivate evenness, sloughing away the dead skin and brown autumn leaves that often accumulate on the skin. Below the neck, the staff is just as busy, using sclerotherapy to exile spider veins, cryotherapy to remove skin tags, and B12 injections to kindle an energy boost.
Elisa Cohen's athletic repertoire includes group exercise instructor, yoga instructor, and an enthusiast in tae kwon do and motor sports. So it is no surprise she has first-hand knowledge of the toll that rigorous activities can take on the body. To help others stay in tip-top shape, Elisa became a certified massage therapist in 2005. She specializes in sports and deep-tissue massages to really work out kinks, as well as Swedish techniques to wash away stress. She can also travel to busy professionals’ place of work or dental appointments for onsite chair massages that last up to 20 minutes a session.
The practitioners at Stone Medical Group take a holistic approach to health, seeking out the root cause of ailments and working to bolster overall wellness through natural treatments. They expertly integrate a variety of bodywork techniques, such as Swedish massage, and shiatsu, with the goal of promoting pain alleviation, improving immunity, and increasing range of motion. Craniosacral therapy targets disturbances along the spinal column, while neuromuscular facilitation nurtures connective tissue and soothes the myoskeletal system.
Heaven Sent Massage’s experienced muscle soothers uproot tension and discomfort from deep body bunkers with therapeutic massage treatments. Patrons shed shoulder-retained aches and lower back pain caused by improper palanquin lifting with a 60-minute deep-tissue, relaxing, sports, prenatal, or hot-stone massage. The deep-tissue technique employs targeted pressure to banish knots and tension from connective tissues, whereas hot-stone massages utilize warm rocks atop bothersome spots to coax ligaments into relaxed submission. During prenatal massage, healing hands cosset lower backs and shoulders, reducing discomfort from carrying around a bundle of joy and his or her collection of “Mom’s Favorite Child” T-shirts.
When first meeting clients, licensed massage therapist Stacey Allen goes over their health histories and asks them what their goals are. She does this as a way of engaging the client, but she can usually sense their aches just by watching them walk into the studio. A patient may complain, for example, of chronic neck pain, but Stacey notices something off in his gait. Then she learns of an old knee injury. Working over the client's body, she can tell that though his knee has healed, his body hasn't let go of the tension that resulted from compensating for the injury. And so she sets to work, gradually undoing the deep-set tension reaching from the knee to the neck.
Stacey gives every client this depth of individualized treatment, drawing upon massage modalities that include therapeutic, Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue work. Her journey into massage therapy started somewhat by happenstance—as a bookkeeper, she'd often greet coworkers with a quick shoulder massage, which became her form of a handshake. When the economy slowed, she decided to expand her repertoire and study massage. Naming her practice after a mentor's mantra, "We heal from within," Stacey puts guests at ease with relaxing spa music, Tempur-Pedic table toppers, and candles scented like a mother's love.
Signature Service: Massage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Pro Tip: Please let us know what type of massage you like so we can match you with the correct therapist.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
Our trained massage therapists perform Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, and hot stone massage. Some have had advanced training in other techniques, and all of them specialize in certain techniques. That is why we look at your health history, goals, challenges, and lifestyle—to match you with the best therapist for your situation—rather than just putting you in a time slot.