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 inside of Blue Ash Strength & Conditioning looks like a jungle gym for adults. Here, people hang from bars of different heights, jump up to gymnastics rings, or flip giant tires through the space. This is a typical CrossFit class, led by experienced trainers who change up the workout routine every day to ensure muscles don't plateau. Their exercises are designed to create well-rounded athletes, and everything that's done can be scaled to accommodate guests of all fitness levels. A typical day at Blue Ash can bring any number of unforeseen challenges, from running around outside to hurling medicine balls.
At Spaaaah! for Medical Wellness, a team of chiropractors and massage therapists works tirelessly to assuage muscles and strengthen spines with a comprehensive menu of chiropractic and massage-therapy services. Chiropractic services help to treat all types of backs, from those suffering from chronic pain to those recovering from injury, helping restore bodily well-being without prescription drugs. For relief from muscular tension, therapists tailor each massage to the back in question, using a variety of techniques that can include everything from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to hot-stone massage.
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.
When NaTasha Barnes's massage skills outgrew her circle of friends and family, she knew it was time to turn her passion into a career. She received her associate's degree in applied science for massage therapy and then went on to study beauty at Aveda Fredrics Institute, where she learned the art of waxing, tinting, and braiding hair with one finger. Now as a licensed managing aesthetician and massage therapist, NaTasha offers a variety of indulgent services out of her own Tranquil Moments Day Spa. She performs relaxing one-hour massages and nixes fuzz from arms, upper lips, and glass eyeballs with a personal hair-removal session.
Cosmetologist Cynthia Norman offers a variety of beautifying treatments for women, men, and children at Lashawns Phase 2 Salon. She deftly trims bangs, braids hair, or spruces up heads with new haircuts. She also offers conditioning treatments, manicures, waxing, and natural haircare.