Nationally certified and licensed massage therapist Jennifer Sweeny takes the crick out of squeaky human hinges with four varieties of massage: Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, and sports. During each session, Jennifer may employ the lighter, sweeping strokes of Swedish bodywork to ease tension accumulated while wearing the same party outfit as a mountain lion. The firmer pressure of deep-tissue techniques works to improve circulation in lower-layer muscles, and a myofascial-release massage aims to relieve deep chronic pain by focusing on trigger points superficially strewn throughout the body. To improve athletic performance after an injury, a sports massage can enhance range of motion in clients and range of diet in competitive hot-dog eaters.
When a patient complains about lower-back pain, Doctor of Chiropractic H. Austin Murray launches an investigation. According to his newsletter, he begins by evaluating the patient's posture and gait. If patients have an antalgic lean—evidenced by a kink in the spine—they might have a disc injury or mismatched shoes. But if they walk just fine, he proceeds to the next point of inspection, continuing until he locates the origin of pain. Once he locates it, he resolves it with chiropractic techniques.
Dr. Murray primarily adjusts spines with his hands but sometimes adds technologies, such as the Impulse iQ adjusting instrument, to deliver extremely precise results. To enhance each patient's overall wellness, Dr. Murray directs patients to Michael Clark, a certified master of medical massage. During bodywork sessions, Clark communicates with patients so that every touch feels curative and comfortable. As his hands glide across backs he infuses skin with Biotone Dual Purpose massage cream, a nongreasy product that reduces friction.
A board-certified family nurse practitioner and educated aesthetician, Tiffany McKeel works in conjunction with medical director Dr. Stephen Thomas to provide medical-grade skincare and nonsurgical esthetics. In addition to body wraps, they gussy up skin surfaces with microdermabrasions, peels, and decadent facials, including the gold facial performed with moisturizing hyaluronic acid and a gold-leaf mask. They also eliminate hair and unsightly varicose veins in the shape of spiders or James Cagney’s face with laser treatments. Meanwhile, therapists aim to soothe sore muscles, increase circulation, and stimulate endorphins with a selection of massages that include relaxation, therapeutic, hot stone, and aromatherapy.
Dr. Patricia Campbell comes from a background of family practice, but it was her interest in beauty that led her to open Springhall Aesthetics in 2011. As medical director, she oversees a menu of minimally invasive body-contouring and skin-renewal services that help clients to fight the signs of aging. Chemical peels, injectable fillers, and laser treatments shoo away wrinkles, and iS Clinical cosmeceutical products leave complexions more subtly radiant than a jar of comets. The clinic's UltraPlus laser hair-removal system not only blasts away unwanted follicles but also assaults spider veins and other colored epidermal imperfections. Upon entering Springhall Aesthetics' charming brick façade, guests stumble into a cozy waiting room anchored by polished hardwood floors. Clients can curl up in one of the lobby's cushy chairs or feed a bag of goldfish to one of the egrets in the serene wall art.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Eulau and his team of expert bone-tweakers at Crowfield Spine Center soothe aching backs with deft massages and meticulously examine skeletal frames for irregularities. Clients whose physiques are rife with tension from sitting in office chairs or sleeping velcroed to the ceiling will have their knots and joint pain eradicated during a 60-minute therapeutic massage. Customers who opt for the additional chiropractic exam and x-rays, if needed, will undergo a comprehensive inspection to figure out musculature flaws, bone blemishes, and why hitchhikers thumb isn't an effective way to stop traffic. Crowfield Spine Center is open on Saturday mornings for stiff and sore clients with hectic schedules.
Moedim Day Spa's muscle manipulators purge bodies of stress-induced discomfort and distortion with tender kneading treatments. Massages commence as trained therapists debunk the Bermuda Triangle of tension, targeting sore spots on the head, neck, and shoulders created by overzealous workouts or drawing "attacked by bees" during a round of charades (a $45 value). Clients augment de-stressing sessions with their choice of one of Moedim's two add-on options. A 15-minute paraffin bath soothes stiff hands and feet with hot wax, evicting excess fluid from surrounding tissue (a $15 value), and an aromatherapy treatment puts senses on a comforting collision course, as scented oils absorbed into the skin via steamed towels fill bodies with alluring scents of floral gardens, soothing herbs, and root-beer floats (a $10 value).