At the National Holistic Institute, massage therapist Kimmie studied Eastern- and Western-style techniques such as Thai, shiatsu, and Swedish massage. She also studied kinesiology and anatomy. All of this knowledge comes together at Kimmie’s Massage, where she doles out focused bodywork sessions designed to facilitate physical and emotional health. A practicing clairvoyant, Kimmie also offers psychic readings and teaches meditation classes.
When you walk into Eden Day Spa, you are immediately bathed in light from a crystal chandelier. Pure white walls reflect that light off an ornate mirror, teal mosaic reception desk, and delicate orchids, all of which are designed to create a serene mood. The spa extends this relaxing experience with a bevy of traditional and contemporary treatments including facials, massage, and skin care. During body glow treatments, a sunless tanner infuses the skin with antioxidants and botanicals, leaving it with a golden sheen, while Turkish body peels employ a loofah and imported liquid gommage to remove layers of dead skin. Calming facials give the skin an all-over burst of vitality, whereas semi-permeant lash extensions draw attention to your eyes, and a full range of massage modalities soothe the muscles with the help of herbs, therapeutic stretching, and reflexology.
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.
At Pure Thai Acupressure, massage therapists incorporate the techniques of traditional treatments into soothing massages. The Thai body massage combines Thai acupressure with time-tested massage approaches that work to relieve tension. The Thai aroma treatment adds an oil massage to those techniques, working to help clients relax and feel more energetic. The reflexology treatment promotes relaxation by applying pressure to points on the feet that correspond to other parts of the body.