What began as a small venture—rubbing her dad’s back for a quarter as a child—has turned into a full-time career for massage therapist Laura. She joins fellow massage therapist Tara at Absolute Body Balance as they work out chronic aches and pains with Swedish-, deep-tissue-, prenatal-, and sports-massage techniques. They boost their massages’ benefits with hot stones, hot towels, and a cooling serum.
The art of healing has taken up most of Arturo Mendez’s life. He holds more than 25 years of experience as a nurse and more than six years as a massage therapist. His massages—which include prenatal, reflexology, and deep tissue—work to find relief from scoliosis, fibromyalgia, back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. A natural-born athlete, Arturo also spends his time coaching track, cross country, and thumb wrestling.
Since graduating from Collinson Massage School in 2006, Paulette Provost has continued refining her massage skills. Paulette customizes each massage for her clients' specific needs. She offers several massage styles, including Swedish, trigger point, myofascial release, and hot stone, the last of which soothes muscles with warm volcanic basalt stones, leaving customers relaxed and refreshed.
Samoa Massage is the dedicated massage center of Collinson Chiropractic Clinic. As such, the therapists calibrate pressures specifically to soothe stressed and sore muscles. Deep-tissue and trigger-point-therapy massages hunt down embedded muscle knots that fester deep inside soft tissue, and Swedish massage strokes travel across entire bodies, dealing light and medium pressure in order to promote relaxation.
Tailored to meet the needs of each of her clients, Stephanie Botcherby's massages range in type and length, depending on each individual's pain or ailments. Then, working not just to banish pain, but to also prevent future injury or irritation, Botcherby manipulates muscles throughout the body, helping to relax patrons and relieve any anxiety.
The massage therapists at Mystic Mermaid know how difficult it can be to live with chronic pain. Their massages target chronic neck and back aches, and they use hot stones to bring muscles to even greater calm. They also specialize in lymphatic-drainage massages.