Bhaskar Banerji still remembers where he was when he decided to become a healer. He was sitting down for another one of his Western and Non-Western Medicine classes at the University of Michigan when that day?s lecture on polarity therapy began. The lesson did more than just captivate him?it inspired him. And so, over the course of the next 25 years, he went on to practice energy healing, study shiatsu and Swedish massage at the National Holistic Institute, and travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand, to hone the art of Thai massage at the Sunshine Network. Upon returning to the states, he bolstered his experiences with a master?s in holistic-health education from JFK University.
Today, Banerji teaches Thai massage at the McKinnon Institute, sharing his insights during both beginner and intermediate classes. In class, he shows his students how to rotate joints, stretch muscles, apply pressure, and cut blue wires even when the red ones seem like the obvious choice. And of course, he also offers Thai massages for those who want to simply relax and enjoy the soothing combination of yogic movements and breema modalities.
The licensed massage therapists and estheticians at Sofitel Massage believe that true beauty begins on the inside, which is why they offer relaxing treatments that bring out the good in every one of their clients. At this carefully designed, soothing studio, spa-goers can receive Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, or Thai massages that help to loosen tight muscles. Clients can also stick around for an hour-long massage, or spend the day enjoying other de-stressing treatments from within the comforts of this quiet oasis.
At Rutsamee Thai Spa BodyWork, a team of trained massage therapists uses traditional Thai massage techniques to help clients achieve a balance between their physical and mental wellness. The spa's signature treatment, the Thai body massage, combines gentle kneading with calculated stretching of the muscles and joints. Alternatively, therapists can perform other services such as Thai foot scrubs and reflexology treatments, aromatherapy massages with essential oils, and deep-tissue massages.
Before Aaron Harris ever rescued a sore back with massage, he dashed to the aid of others as a paramedic. Today, he applies his knowledge of kinesiology and physiology with a backdrop of soothing sounds rather than sirens to help his clients recover from injuries and battle chronic pain. To ensure top-notch treatments, he staffs his office with current students and alumni of the National Holistic Institute who also studied kinesiology, anatomy, and physiology. These trained therapists are skilled in massage modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, zen shiatsu, and Thai. And when they aren't kneading sinews, they perform holistic techniques such as energy work, aromatherapy, crystal healing, and reiki. They can also leave their office to mend muscles and mobilize joints on-location at events, such as a tin-man convention.
For Kamilah Crawford, skincare isn't just her job: it's her passion. After dealing with?and eventually correcting?her problems with acne and hyper-pigmentation as a teen, she fell in love with skincare. At Serenity Skin Care, her goal for each patient is to help correct conditions and create healthy, refreshed skin. Treatments include antioxidant and vitamin C?infused facials, blueberry Jessner peels, and acne back treatments. She also offers massages, waxing, and rejuvenating hand or feet treatments.