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.
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.
Athletes aren't the only people who suffer from musculoskeletal injuries. The stresses of everyday life can cause wear and strain for virtually anyone, leading to a life plagued by chronic pain. Although the licensed physical therapist, certified athletic trainers, and massage therapists at Sundance Physical Therapy can treat the needs of dedicated athletes, they also lend their services to anyone suffering from sprains, soft-tissue injuries, chronic neck and back pain, and more. By utilizing a customized regimen of therapeutic massage modalities, rehabilitative exercises, and other specialized treatments, the staff targets the root causes of clients' discomfort instead of just the symptoms.
When Gailen Lundell injured his neck after a high-school wrestling meet, doctors were quick to prescribe medications that temporarily relieved his pain but didn't provide a long-term solution. Luckily, Gailen found one on his own—a chiropractic adjustment. More than 40 years later, Gailen, better known as Dr. Lundell, is a chiropractor himself and the founder of Lundell Chiropractic, where he works side by side with his son, Dr. Kevin Lundell.
Together, the chiropractic duo strives to correct all problems stemming from the spine. Visits begin with a thorough consultation and exam, before either of the Doctors Lundell report their findings and map out a treatment plan. Depending on the patient, the doctor may prescribe a chiropractic adjustment, a visit with the onsite massage therapist, or a strict ban on reenacting the myth of Sisyphus.
Striking Image's attentive team of stylists performs beautifying treatments and aesthetic maintenance with a full range of salon services. Talented technicians sculpt overgrown eyebushes ($10) to frame facial features and free frontal fuzz from the territorial upper lip ($10), ridding clients of stray strands with warm wax. The deep-conditioning treatment ($15) pampers the wanted hair by nourishing and hydrating each individual strand to keep the coiffure shiny, silky, and frizz-free. Call to schedule; appointments are necessary for today's Groupon.
Dr. Kris Davis and Dr. Daniel Davenport of Spinal Care Center of Utah bolster clients’ back and bodily health through holistically focused chiropractic treatments. Spinal columns undergo careful scrutiny during consultations in which the docs chart complaints and conduct orthopedic, neurologic, and spinal examinations, taking all necessary x-rays to check for bone stability and souvenir seashells posing as vertebrae. Their massages simultaneously unload muscle-held stresses and unwind tissue knots, while their K-Laser saturates tissues with a combination of specific wavelengths of light that help biostimulate body repair. These stimulating sessions can increase natural bodily processes to accelerate tissue repair, improve vascular activity, and speed recovery from whiplash incurred at the office’s annual rolling-chair demolition derby.