Kneading away anxiety and tension with mobile and onsite massages since 1992, the licensed practitioners at Amazing Massage Services combine multitudinous modalities to personalize each treatment. The kneading and soothing strokes of the Swedish technique treat bodies to blissful relaxation, while the deep-tissue massage focuses on points of chronic stress and checking if patrons have mistakenly swallowed their car keys. Pure essential oils complement each session and single note scents such as eucalyptus stimulate the respiratory system with distinct perfumes while unwinding overworked fascia. Once therapists untie complex knotting, hot towels allow patrons to enjoy soothing warmth without huddling up to an overheated engine block.
Sue Pfendler has so many three-letter certifications after her name, it’s hard to fit them all on one line. As a registered yoga teacher, a licensed massage practitioner, and a registered Thai therapist, she puts her diverse set of skills and certifications to work running Balanced Bodyworks Massage & Yoga. Although her therapies, such as hot-stone massage or traditional Thai bodywork, seem to differ on the surface, they all coalesce around one main goal: rebalancing the body. By incorporating Eastern massage techniques with treatments such as an infrared sauna, she's able to help combat everyday problems, such as fatigue, back pain, and stress headaches, that stem from doing your taxes with an abacus.
At a very young age, there was only one thing Mikayla Guerin wanted to be when she grew up: a massage therapist. She started working toward her dream right after high school, when she moved to Portland, Oregon, to attend East West College of the Healing Arts. There, she learned that massage brings clients much more than tension relief. It can also aid in digestion, eliminate chronic pain, and strengthen the immune system enough to protect against kryptonite.
As MG Massage, she utilizes her learned skills with deep-tissue, hot-stone, and ashiatsu massages. She also offers upgrades that include soothing lavender lotion, heated eye pillows, and a hand and nail treatment that uses organic cream.
Kim Robinson became a licensed massage therapist in 2012. Before that, she helped people along their path to healing in a different way—she spent nearly 25 years working in the medical and nursing fields. Today, she uses her total knowledge of the body to banish stress and untie muscle knots. She’s able to mix and match techniques from a number of different therapies, including Swedish, hot stone, and oncology massage. Thanks in part to that mix, there’s a list of benefits that is as long and multifaceted as the Hamburglar's rap sheet.
Over the course of 11 years, licensed massage practitioner Amber Ham has been fine tuning her soothing techniques that eliminate aches, pains, and tension. Combining just the right amount of pressure with soothing strokes, Ham helps boost circulation, inspire calm, and relieve pain and stiffness throughout the body. When not using her healing hands to boost flexibility and release stress in her patients, Ham spends her time studying alternative healthcare, hiking, raising chickens, keeping beehives, and unplugging cell-phone chargers when not in use.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most popular service: Airbrush spray tans
Brands Used: Multiple solutions depending on your natural skin tone
At Platinum Tanning, clients can maintain a beach-ready look year-round. The tanning salon darkens complexions with a UV-free tanning alternative can bask in the misting particles of an airbrush tanning solution, which is applied by hand by a technician to ensure the natural-looking formula goes on evenly.