At jon-michele's Massage Therapy, candlelight illuminates calming yellow and cocoa tones as therapists John Kihm and Michelle Johnson deploy an array of massages. Both kneading experts graduated from Space Coast Health Institute, and John went on to complete an internship with the Washington Nationals. The therapists specialize in the injury-assuaging strokes of sports massage, but also employ modalities such as Swedish massage to melt muscle tension more quickly than a radiator melts Legos. Deep-tissue massages delve into tension, hot stones warm targeted points for intense unwinding, and couples and pregnancy massage tend to tense twosomes.
Pain. The holistic healers at Integrative Bodywork, Inc view this as not only the word describing a physical symptom, but also the acronym for the phrase "Putting Attention INward." They see pain as the body's cry for help, a manifestation of trauma, and that people need to turn their attention in toward themselves to overcome it.
To do so, they use the Unified therapy process. Unified therapy practitioners believe that it can be used to unlock traumas. Some techniques used include stretching, resistance exercises, and massage. Practitioners use natural pain management and noninvasive methods, and collaborate with patients and their physicians or therapists to create beneficial health results. Jim Fazio, a massage therapist since 1995, learned about the treatment while working with its creator, and began implementing its healing techniques with his patients at Integrative Bodywork in 2006.
Fazio is joined at Integrative Bodywork by registered nurse Ralph de St. Aubin. He consults on patients on a variety of health matters, including chronic pain, thyroid conditions, and digestive and nutritional issues. He also specializes in microcurrent point stimulation therapy, the practice of lessening pain and restricted movement from scars.
At Simply Chic Permanent Cosmetics, licensed permanent-makeup artist Samantha Sweeney shortens morning routines and makes sure cosmetics stay put with a range of permanent-makeup services. Through a micropigmentation process, she can line the eyes, color the lips, or bring flattering definition to the eyebrows with pigment that will last for years to come. Every treatment process begins with a thorough consultation to determine the color, style, and shape desired, after which Samantha creates a natural look that can be worn alone during the day and serve as a base for more dramatic makeup when going on evening outings or Blue Man Group auditions. While performing treatments, the expert follows strict sterilization and safety standards and uses new, sealed, and sterile needles for each client.
Though all facial treatments clean out pores at My Day Spa, skin care specialists customize each one to address specific issues affecting the individual. For sensitive or arid complexions, they perform gentle lactic acid peels, while salicylic acid peels target oil on acne-prone skin. Classic European facials include the deep cleansing that is important for skin maintenance, whereas microdermabrasion sessions offer better exfoliation than a nap on a sandpaper pillowcase.
Under the expert guidance of chiropractic physician Timothy Bortz, the staff at Laser Shape harnesses the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology to trim inches from corporeal circumferences. As the red laser light glides across the client’s waistline, back, hips, and thighs, it delves underneath to liquefy and empty each cell’s fat stores, enabling the fat to escape through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water slides. Free of the incisions that other fat-loss procedures rely on, the noninvasive treatment results in little to no pain, bruising, or recovery time.
Licensed massage therapist Chuck Thissen's playbook of massage techniques is stacked high. There are Swedish and deep-tissue massages?the traditional methods for treating pain and stress?and then there are more exotic forms. Acupressure focuses on the same meridian points as acupuncture but uses pressure instead of needles, and neuromuscular therapy relieves pain by balancing the musculoskeletal and nervous systems the way a circus performer balances his diet between peanuts and popcorn.