According to Eastern tradition, chi—the body’s internal energy—flows along a web-like network of pathways throughout the body, connecting the brain to organs and tissues and ultimately serving as a key to wellness. For thousands of years, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners have treated everything from stress to infertility through these channels, redirecting energy and unblocking paths with sterile, hair-thin needles in an effort to restore balance and natural healing. At Koru Therapy, Geralyn Kruger and Elizabeth Debari continue this time-tested practice, helping alleviate injuries, high blood pressure, depression, and a slew of other conditions.
Elizabeth and Geralyn aren’t alone in their efforts, either—they’re joined by licensed massage therapists Carrie Stevens and Meg Taylor. These muscle gurus calm bodily tissues with custom massages that react and adapt to each client’s individual concerns. Specializing in pregnancy, myofascial, and Swedish modalities, among others, the duo can effectively eliminate chronic pain and tension or rehabilitate injuries obtained through sports or heated games of footsie.
The Boston Bodyworker has been treating pain and injuries in the Copley Square area for 15 years. Though the clinic's interior decor is warm and inviting, clients won?t find a robe or slippers waiting for them like at other massage centers. What they will find are exceptional clinical massages?ones that have caught the attention of CBS and the Improper Bostonian, who gave the center its Best Massage 2011 award. The massages are so effective because each of the more than a dozen therapists has passed an in-house training program and is required to stay up-to-date on current research.
Along with being members of the American Massage Therapy Association and Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, Drew and his team also volunteer their time and skills to such events and charities as the Multiple Sclerosis Society?s marathon. The Boston Bodyworker is a proud sponsor of the One Run for Boston, a 501c3 charity that raises money for the victims of the marathon bombings. In 2013, it helped raise over $91,000.00 for the One Fund.
After years of working as physical therapists in the Boston area, Joint Ventures co-owners Dan Brownridge and Dave Larson noticed one major aspect missing from in most clinics?a personal relationship between the healer and patient. The duo created Joint Ventures in an effort to bring those strong relationships to their community through advanced integrated healthcare clinics where each patient gets optimal one-on-one time with their physical therapists. At all seven locations, Dan and Dave?s more than 55 practitioners craft detailed treatment plans using the facility's four-lane pools and cardio and weight machines, including therapies ranging from acupuncture to massage, yoga, or personal training. Throughout each patient?s therapy, the team of practitioners keeps their interpersonal skills on point with regular meaningful patient-therapist conversations that end with the pair weaving BFF bracelets from each others? hair.
Licensed therapist Joseph Sablevicius blends his expertise in sports massage with an array of modalities to customize every session around clients' individual desires. He thoughtfully tailors his massages with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, working to assuage embedded stress and aches, boost general health, and fortify athletic abilities. Vibrant orange and exposed-brick walls enclose the studio's treatment room, where Joseph kneads away pain when he's not toting his mobile studio to homes, offices, or permanently parked spaceships.
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At Balanced Health, visitors can obtain high-quality relaxation services that balance the mind and body better than a tightrope walker toting Frankenstein’s brain. Balanced Health's therapists will combine a variety of massage techniques based on your particular need. The muscle-spasm-relieving neuromuscular massage focuses exclusively on affected areas with trigger-point pressure techniques, and the myofascial-release massage relieves chronic tension with slow strokes, deep pressure, and voodoo chants. A sports massage incorporates gentle mobilization and stretching techniques to restore function for athletic activities such as ice boxing and dinosaur rodeos. To alleviate pretty much every other type of pain or stress, the classic Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation and a love of ABBA.