Nanda, The Pomegranate Tree's versatile massage therapist, pads her playbook of traditional massages with specialties in alternative modalities, such as craniosacral and reiki therapies. For each session, she welcomes clients into a softly lit room, where soothing music accompanies her focused strokes as she kindles relaxation with gentle Swedish massage techniques. The usui reiki teacher summons the body's energy during reiki sessions, which help promote a holistic wedding of the mind, body, and spirit. She also fosters healthy postures by easing spinal imbalances with craniosacral therapy.
The aestheticians at Forever Young Day Spa & Laser Center seamlessly integrate medical technology into treatments that balance both skin and body. To ensure that the journey toward hair-free limbs and winkle-free brows is safe and efficient, the team relies on FDA-cleared lasers and cosmetic injections. Meanwhile, nimble hands wield hair-fine acupuncture needles, deliver flowing effleurage strokes, and place hot stones with precision to reap both physical and mental benefits. Traditional facials deploy serums rich in botanically derived antioxidants and vitamins from skincare lines such as Credentials to empty pores and rejuvenate complexions. More advanced counterparts use low-level electrical and sonic frequencies to boost skin elasticity and rid the dermal surface of bacteria and pigmentation.
Ra Garzia of Garden of Eden Healing Center focuses all her expertise on a single area: massage. Garzia, a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association, is accomplished in modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage, and also performs foot treatments and reflexology. She believes that quiet relaxation is a healthy activity in itself, and encourages clients to throw their day planners into a bonfire of soothing herbal incense.
After a more than 20-year career in retail, Kim Ryan heeded the encouragement of her husband, friends, and thoroughly wrung out dish towels to pursue an education at the Salter massage school. Today she’s a member of ABMP—Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals—and dedicates her life to helping do away with the stress of others. Ryan’s custom massages take on many forms, such as flowing Swedish strokes to improve range of motion in limbs, but they are all consciously geared toward giving clients a relaxing respite. When not melting muscles in her quaint studio, Kim can be found donating her massage skills for assisted living facilities and other worthy causes.
Before Lori Lyons became a licensed massage therapist, she was a massage patient herself. Thus she understands that the best massage therapists don’t just address problem areas, they also understand the deep connection between mind and body and educate their patients so they make informed decisions regarding their treatment plans. To help inform each client, Lori pulls from certifications in both craniosacral massage and myofascial release and her ongoing studies in anatomy and various massage modalities. She uses Swedish techniques to encourage relaxation, deep-tissue techniques to address severe tension, and water-heated stones to loosen sinews but keep them from floating away. In addition to easing physical pain, these methods can help strengthen the immune system, increase flexibility, and aid the body's natural healing processes. They may also be combined with Lori’s other specialties, which include ear candling and reflexology.
Licensed massage therapist Yudelka Bueno restores range of motion to squeaky human hinges with her signature bodywork. Yudelka's massage menu is as diverse as her clientele, because every session is tailored to the individual's health history, physiology, and preference. Yudelka employs flowing Swedish strokes or aromatherapy for relaxation and focused deep-tissue pressure to target chronic aches. Hot-stone massages are also available to improve circulation and melt away stress.