From its location within Peak Health Clinic, Healing Balance Massage helps people feel their best through massage therapy. Its staff targets physical problems that prevent overall wellness with a variety of massage modalities that prevent pain, muscle spasms, and stress.
Krista Call's passion for massage therapy started as an interest in aromatherapy. She has used essential oils for the past 24 years, choosing, for example, lavender oil for bug bites, tea-tree oil for its cleansing effects, and peppermint for allergic reactions to reindeer. Eventually she began receiving reflexology treatments at the location where she bought her oils, which made her realize how crucial the mind-body connection is to health. She became a licensed massage therapist, desiring to share massage's myriad physical and emotional benefits with others.
At Soothing Days Massage Therapy, Call specializes in therapeutic Swedish and prenatal sessions and gently heats towels or stones to enhance circulation and relaxation. She loosens muscles at spa parties and bridal showers and can also travel to offices or sporting events to perform chair massages.
After graduating from the Ogden Institute of Massage, Melissa Mower practiced her craft in spas and chiropractic offices alike. Today, she brings the skills she honed in those contrasting environments to her very own studio. Mower prides herself on the open communication environment that she cultivates with her clients, whose massage "wants" are just as important to her as their massage "needs." She addresses these issues and more with bodywork from modalities that include deep-tissue, Swedish, sports, and trigger-point massage. During hot-stone massages, Mower soothes deep-seated pain with carefully placed simmering rocks; during infant massage, she eases youthful discomfort by placing babies on clients' sore backs.
In the comfort of a private room, Just Massage's therapists consult with clients and their old school yearbooks to determine the most probable source of stress to meet each client's unique needs. A deep-tissue massage utilizes intense pressure to loosen buried muscular knots, and a Swedish massage channels the long, flowing strokes of '70s disco fever to promote blood circulation to the appendages. Pregnancy massages, couples-massage lessons, warm tables and hot-oil massages are also available.
New Image Day Spa staffs an experienced team of 23 massage therapists and 13 master aestheticians. The 30-minute classic facial begins with a skin analysis to map out each face's unique layout of caves, valleys, and rivers. After determining an appropriate course of action, aestheticians barrage pores with custom cleansing, exfoliating, masking, and moisturizing.
Signature Service: Sensory Isolation Therapy Pods
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Minimum Age Requirement: 16
Pro Tip: Don't drink caffeinated beverages, shave, or wax at least four hours prior to floating.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
A one-hour float session gives you the opportunity to turn off all the outside chatter and even slow the mind's chatter to reveal the "beauty that naturally exists on the inside." Floating lets you touch stillness and begin to incorporate it into your daily life.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
We had a woman come into i-Float Sensation and float for the first time. After her one-hour float, she slumped in a chair in our lounge and said, "I feel like a wet noodle. I am so relaxed, I don't think I can drive home right now. I am undergoing chemo therapy right now, and you wouldn't believe the stress and pain I'm in. This took it all away." An hour later, she left the center relaxed and still in a state of deep calm.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I took my first float in 1990 with my wife when she was eight months pregnant with our first child. We floated many times until our daughter was born. I never forgot the peace and tranquility it brought me and the pregnancy-related pain relief it brought my wife. At the end of 2013, I discovered these new high-tech pods being manufactured here in the United States, and decided it was time to open my own float center.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Floating in a sensory isolation therapy pod has broad applications for people who want to reduce stress in their life, reduce chronic pain, and experience calm and peacefulness.