Within the sunny yellow walls of their tranquil spa, the therapists at Body & Sole Spa banish stress with a blend of massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine. They use acupressure and reflexology techniques to help restore balance to organ systems and ease tension by targeting specific points on the body and feet, but they also achieve similar results with fine acupuncture needles. They dole out warm cups of healthful tea, made by the spa's teacher, and give clients the option of controlling the remote on their own personal TV, a rare privilege for those living with professional channel surfers.
After practicing for 600 hours to earn her massage therapist's license, Monique Zamora wasted no time in starting her own massage business, Virtú Spa. She specializes in five distinct modalities, but might incorporate any or all of them into a single treatment, depending on a client's needs. She can relieve simple tension with the long, gentle surface strokes of Swedish massage, or delve deeper into the tissues to target trigger points—hyper-irritable spots associated with knots, taut bands of muscle fibers, and accidentally swallowed water pistols.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Therapeutic Massage
Brands Used: Bon Vital
Though she's always up for a pampering session, where licensed massage therapist Christine Smith really excels is in therapeutic massages designed to correct a nagging problem. Sometimes, that problem is a functional imbalance that's causing chronic pain; other times it might be an issue with balance and stability or range of motion. She particularly prides herself on the relief she's brought to her senior-citizen patients, many of whom have tried a retinue of other techniques to fix their problems before discovering the power of her treatments. From a tranquil, private room, Christine aims to ease pain and tension in muscles and joints through deep tissue, Swedish, and reflexology techniques.
For almost 10 years, licensed massage therapist Faith Yocom has used bodywork to relieve her clients' physical and mental pain. She's an expert at treating stress and helping manage pain, which she sees as deeply interrelated processes. One of her personal philosophies is "the body speaks the mind"—a principle that stems from her own experience practicing yoga, meditating, and receiving massages.
As such, her massages tend to be both relaxing and therapeutic. By mixing elements from various types of massage, she's better able to customize her treatments to target the causes of each individual's issues, alleviate anxiety, and help clients fill out their massage-technique bingo card.
The massage therapists at Massage Wonders give their clients a much-needed respite from day-to-day stresses, both physical and mental. Massages range from soothing Swedish massages to deep-tissue or sports massages for more intense body work. Peppermint or eucalyptus aromatherapy can be added to any massage for additional stress relief.
Love Thyself Day Spa provides ample opportunities to care for one's health with massage services, skin care treatments, colon hydrotherapy and eastern therapies. The spa's owner strives to help others to rejuvenate their minds, bodies, and spirits through holistic care. Today, she guides her staff members as they administer treatments in one of six private rooms that offer a peaceful cloud-like environment enhanced by Far East decor and actual clouds that managed to skulk into the spa.