At Tranquility Therapeutic Massage, Theresa Switzenberg and her staff can inspire calm and they can subdue pain. It all comes down to which kind of massage you select. For example, a Swedish or hot-stone massage can melt away stress, whereas a deep-tissue or sports massage tackle sources of aches and speed the healing process. Another perk of Tranquility's massages is that they're available every day until 7 p.m., perfect for clients with busy work schedules or five-hour brunch obligations.
Licensed massage therapist Ethelyn Hinrichs keeps up to date on the latest stress-assuaging techniques in numerous modalities, including sports, pediatric, and senior massage. Ethelyn’s passion for massage therapy began at age 12 after a reflexology treatment helped quell chronic childhood ailments. Since then, she has garnered experience in medical massage techniques and refined her own range of therapies. Equipped with warm creams, Ethelyn precisely targets specific muscle groups to knead away aches and quiet subdermal brat packs, and caters to busy schedules with evening and Saturday hours available.
With more than 15 years of experience in the industry, licensed cosmetologist and massage therapist Melanie Van Zee lends her expertise to a variety of beauty services at Salon Sollievo. In the salon, she cuts and colors hair and performs keratin straightening treatments with natural products. In the spa, she administers soothing Swedish massages, waxes away unwanted body hair, and beautifies hands and feet with manicures and pedicures.
Royal Table Massage owner Rebecca Herrmann moved her nine-year-old business into its current location so that she and her staff could impart relaxation to more clients at once—seven, to be precise. She and her staff have mastered therapeutic massages but also utilize massage’s rejuvenating principles in treatments for the face and body. The space’s turquoise-and-blue color scheme exudes serenity, easing clients into the services that tend to leave them feeling as relaxed as a rooster dining at a vegan restaurant.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Chinese acupuncture and herbs, taichi
Brands Used: Evidence-based oriental medicine
Pro Tip: Dr. Xu is the only nationally certified acupuncturist from China in the Sioux Falls region.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine, facial massage, and taichi. My practice [is] guided by the acupuncture meridian theory and traditional Chinese medicine. [I] also follow the contemporary clinic research experiences (evidence-based practice).
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
[I am a] certified acupuncturist by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), which is required for licensing in 46 states in the US. [I] received a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, [which is] equivalent to an M.D. degree in the US, according to Foreign Education Evaluation by the AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers).
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
Proficiently treated conditions include various pain, hot flashes, migraine, rhinitis, carpal tunnel, osteoarthritis, restless leg syndrome, sprain, stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, obesity, constipation, infertility, side effects associated with cancer treatment, [and] more.