A licensed massage therapist since 2008, Craig West soothes sore muscles in people of all ages with therapeutic foot, hand, and body massages. At his office, he practices a variety of kneading techniques such as trigger point, hot stone, and bamboo fusion, aimed at relaxing patients with pains ranging from carpal tunnel to migraine headaches. Along with the regular clientele, Craig calms corporate workers in their offices with chair-massage sessions and performs his therapeutic massaging skills on sore athletes and sorer tennis racquets during Cincinnati bouts of the Association of Tennis Professionals' world tour.
WWE wrestlers, American Idol contestants, and chiropractors have all turned to Hands On Massage and Holistic Therapy's onsite licensed massage therapists for relief. The team has attracted these notable clients by mastering different techniques for different needs: Swedish massages induce a deep sense of relaxation, and neuromuscular massages locate pain's trigger point and stun it into submission before it causes clients to inadvertently name their firstborn children “Ouch.” Each of the center's many modalities is designed to target specific afflictions, and therapists further customize each treatment by focusing on each client's greatest areas of strain.
The practitioners at In Shape MD guide wellness-seekers through medically supervised diet and anti-aging programs. For their custom medical weight-loss plans, they take data harvested during an initial exam, lab tests, and games of Guess Who, and then use it to build a nutrition plan and personal-training regimen. Weight-management tablets, protein supplements, and B12 and lipotropic shots enhance dieting efforts. The medical experts also track weight-loss progress and provide support for participants through weekly weigh-ins and vitals checks. Guests can also choose weight-loss enhancements à la carte. B12 and lipotropic injections, as well as bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy for both men and women, are always available to increase energy, relieve mood swings, and enhance overall well-being.
Stylist Tonia Henry plies the stylists’ trade with a trained, artistic eye, and she has amassed a wealth of professional experience. Before setting up shop with Salon Lofts, Tonia earned certification as a Redken color specialist and keratin smoothing-treatment technician. She also served as an educator for Alterna and a stylist for numerous photo shoots and commercials. Today, Tonia defrizzes strands with her mastery of keratin techniques and transforms hair into lustrous, flowing locks with her expertise in color application and highlights. In addition to sprucing up hair with cuts, styling, ombre highlights, and retouches, Tonia Henry removes unwanted facial hair with lip waxing and eyebrow sculpting.
Just as no two bodies are alike, no two massages at Village Healing Touch are the same. Nationally and state-certified massage therapist Denise Craven sees to this by approaching each client with tailored treatments best suited to his or her aches, pains, and comfort levels. Massages here run the gamut from therapeutic to relaxing—Denise offers deep-tissue massages to disable pain and hot-stone massages to provide a warm, soothing reprieve from gridlocked muscles. À la carte treatments such as cold-stone facials, seaweed body treatments, and craniosacral work add another layer to Village Healing Touch’s missive, but for a complete getaway from work-related stress and stress-related pen-pal abuse, clients can settle down with the Pamper Me package. This sojourn into total relaxation includes a 90-minute massage, cooling marine foot mask, and a paraffin hand dip.