For 23 years, registered nurse Elizabeth Ketah assisted with surgeries—an occupation that requires both patience and great attention to detail. Now that she is certified by Lavish Lashes and trained in advanced skin care, she employs her meticulous nature as she carefully and safely applies lashes and crafts custom skin-care treatments. She also tints lashes and brows, and shapes brows to resemble delicate arches or sturdy flying buttresses.
As its name implies, My Massage Inc. focuses on customizing massages to treat the individual, with a staff of therapists well trained in a range of modalities. Therapists may utilize the broad, relaxing strokes of Swedish massage to relax musculature, or deep-tissue and trigger-point methods to target kinked up muscles. Sports massages and orthopedic therapy also help therapists lessen client discomfort—specifically injuries sustained while playing sports or chasing away kids who are treating decorative lawn flamingos like an ad-hoc hurdling course. Alternatively, during cupping-therapy sessions, therapists utilize gentle suction to facilitate lymphatic drainage and detoxification.
Two pairs of hands are better than one. That's the thinking at Hands-On-Healing Massage Therapy and Bodywork, where licensed massage therapists Derek Bhimji and Virginia Lee help rid clients of stress and anxiety. The duo specializes in therapeutic massage and pain management, and even performs a massage designed exclusively for those who suffer from aching muscles caused by workouts. The team has been trained in myofascial release, deep-tissue and sports massage, hot stones, and different bodywork techniques, plus reflexology.
At Kævelle Massage, a massage isn't always a one-on-one experience. The studio's therapists specialize in tandem massages, during which therapists tend to one client, uniting their areas of expertise to create an ultra-skilled, four-handed massage. They work singly, too, dissolving aches and pains with deep-tissue kneads and artfully placed hot stones, while throwing in elements of reflexology and Thai massage's assisted stretching.
Helmed by owner and massage therapist Teresa McBrayer—who brings 14 years of experience to her table—the team of licensed massage therapists at The Massage Office works closely with each client to determine not just what hurts, but how to remedy their pain. Their methods include restorative reflexology, deep-tissue manipulation, and medical massage, as McBrayer has also been a registered nurse for 32 years.
North Shore Massage & Bodywork’s licensed massage therapist, Amber Holt, helps her patients overcome stress and muscular pain with more than a dozen different modalities. Using reflexology, deep-tissue, trigger-point, or Swedish massage techniques, Amber eases muscular tension and improves posture and range of motion.