After spending 13 years closing business deals as a sales representative, Mari Brown decided to trade in handshakes and contracts for therapeutic strokes and aromatherapy oils. Mari?s new clients are thankful for her change of heart. The nationally certified massage therapist now spends her days tending to their aches and pains with relaxing bodywork treatments that employ custom-blended organic oils.
Inside the studio?s private treatment room, the sounds of Asian music join with the flicker of warm candlelight to foster an atmosphere that calms the senses. Mari?s various massage techniques do their part, as well, working to alleviate the stresses of workdays spent crouched over computers or hiding from bosses in cramped supply closets.
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Led by owner Gioia DeSimone, an American Massage Therapy Association member, the certified team of therapists at Rejuvenating Touch Massage Therapy focuses on deep-tissue and myofascial techniques to knead their clients' bodies towards healthier and less stressful lives. Massages tackle sports-related injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation, and everyday strain amid soft lighting, warm-toned walls, and eclectic decor including feathered masks. The body experts also work with clients so they can retrain their movements as well as become aware of all the systems and puppet strings that control their bodies' inner workings.
Licensed massage therapist Dana Lynn O'Neill boasts not one but two certifications: one for massage therapy, and another for craniosacral therapy. It's no wonder then that she performs such a wide range of massages, from luxurious aromatherapy and hot-stone treatments to therapeutic deep-tissue and prenatal massage. Her signature craniosacral massage taps into the body's natural healing abilities with light, relaxing touches along the spine, neck, and "feel better now" button.
After running a reiki and reflexology booth at a health expo, Joanne Salem decided to create a permanent wellness center. She officially opened the doors to Changing Lives in 2010, and since then she has helped to reduce numerous clients' aches and stress levels through advanced healing and relaxation techniques. Joanne has experience working with all manner of people, with past clients including a woman who previously wouldn't let anyone touch her feet and another woman whose plantar fasciitis was so severe that she felt like she "was walking on rocks."
Changing Lives also regularly hosts wellness-related events and seminars, led by Joanne or a life-sized cutout of Richard Simmons.
Stress and tension swiftly melt away at Newton Massage Associates, thanks to soothing treatments such as Swedish, myofascial-release, and lymphatic-drainage massages. Customers can augment their sessions with reflexology or hot stones that have just crashed to Earth from space.
Most popular service: Reflexology for weight loss and stress
Brands Used: I make my aromatherapy products, sold under Zenful Potions.
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: I have a private studio at Glam Salon. I have a separate entrance on the left side of the building.