When she was still learning the nuances of her craft in massage school, Rhonda Lakip-Ochoa wasted no time sharing her newfound powers with those who needed them most. After classes ended, she’d practice what she’d learned that day on her mother, who had cancer, and the seniors under her charge during a day job as a caregiver. Now, as the principle practitioner at A Healing Touch Massage Therapy/Spa LLC, Rhonda draws upon these formative experiences to soothe clients from all walks of life. During in-office sessions, she unknots kinked muscles with bodywork drawn from massage traditions including deep tissue and hot stone. Rhonda and her team of certified massage therapists also schedule in-home appointments, arriving at area doorsteps bearing massage tables, lotions, and calming music.
Although she’s now a full-fledged massage therapist, Rhonda never forgot her commitment to bringing peace to the infirm. Today, she still caters to clients with Alzheimer's and dementia, easing their ills with strokes that are lighter, slower than usual. She also massages individuals undergoing cancer treatments for free at her Creative Design/Creative Care facility or her A Healing Garden location.
Belle Sante Spa’s team of massage therapist and aestheticians helps clients feel confident and relaxed with an array of spa services. For instance, the Neroli body-polish treatment uses products made from the orange tree’s white blossoms to gently exfoliate, massage, and hydrate skin. Likewise, facial treatments range from fast mini-facials to moon-stone facials that combine cold stones with hot steam to rejuvenate skin and reduce sinus pressure. Massage therapists specialize in a variety of modalities so customers looking to relax after attempting to shoot some hoops with a bowling ball can find the perfect treatment to meet their needs.
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The lotus flower seems to do the impossible—it rises from the mud and murk to bloom into something beautiful. The owner of Little Lotus, Heather Cutlip, encourages her clients to assume the same mindset as that flower, keeping themselves firmly grounded while reaching toward their wellness goals.
As a licensed massage therapist and certified reiki practitioner, Heather offers bodywork services that help alleviate pain and induce relaxation, including Swedish, shiatsu, and reflexology massages. She also leads wellness workshops that cover a variety of topics, from meditation and essential oils to baby massage, which can help infants get rid of their gas, colic, and desire to constantly hang out with you.
At the Studio Styling Salon, Gina, one of the salon's nail technicians, tops fingertips with traditional polish. She's also added CND's chip-resistant shellac polish to her arsenal. These resilient hues deter dents and cracks for up to two weeks if wearers resist the urge to scratch every chalkboard they see.
Aromatherapy oils and hot stones are the tools of relaxation at New Beginnings Massage Studio. If desired, the licensed massage therapists will use these in tandem with any classic European or deep-tissue massage, which both can loosen tense muscles and relax clients from head to toe. You can also opt to stay dressed and dry with a chair massage.