Before opening Sacred Ruin Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Ivy performed massages and body work at medical offices. She helped more than 2,000 clients per year, but her hands never got tired. In fact, she now know more massage modalities than ever, offering 12 different types of massage—that includes Swedish, deep-tissue, and lymphatic drainage--geared to both relax and assuage chronic aches and pains. Each massage can be customized in accordance with the client's specific condition, body type, or tattooed list of instructions. For some added indulgence, you can supplement any massage with a foot scrub, cold stone face massages, or aromatherapy.
The client truly is the boss at It’s All About You. After her guests arrive at the studio, massage therapist Michele allows them to dictate which modality they prefer, which areas to focus on, and which areas to avoid. Once this has been determined and sealed with an aromatherapy-oiled handshake, Michele begins her work. A member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals group, she maintains a client-centric practice in more ways than one by basing her pricing on the massage’s duration as opposed to its type. During this time, clients are encouraged to keep an open dialogue so Michele can fully customize the treatment and deliver benefits such as decreased anxiety and enhanced sleep quality.
For Cimarron Anderson, helping to de-stress professional athletes, expectant moms, and college students is all part of a days' work. The massage therapist harnesses her experience working in high-end spas, athletic departments, and corporate wellness programs to slay tension and silence back-talking muscles through massage modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, aromatherapy, and shiatsu. And her knowledge stretches beyond massage, as well. She uses her mentorship with a naturopathic doctor to incorporate herbs and nutritional supplements into her clients' wellness routines. Yet, no matter the treatment, Cimarron focuses on providing clients with tangible results that last, unlike a water-soluble goblet.
You may not know Mary Wang yet, but chances are you’ve seen her work. For instance, in the fluid swings of golf pro Tiger Woods, or the laser-like precision of NFL Superbowl champ Eli Manning’s throwing arm. These athletes are just a few of the accomplished clients Mary has helped with her deft bodywork. After spending 13 years as a family physician in China, Mary moved to America and worked as a massage therapist at Las Vegas spas—including MGM Grand Spa and Canyon Ranch Spa in the Venetian—meanwhile attracting some of the most prestigious athletes in the world.
The culmination of her work come to a head at Mary’s Shiatsu, where clients of all professions can indulge in the massages that have lured pro athletes to her table. Mary utilizes Thai, Shiatsu, and hot-stone treatments to relieve gridlocked muscles and bring time to a slow, tranquil crawl. She also offers reflexology massage that includes warm foot soak with Chinese herbal and hands massage. Past clients of this treatment include Charles Barkley and A.J. Pollack.
Licensed massage therapist, myofascial-release practitioner, and master LaStone therapist Steven believes there is a world of healing beyond traditional massage therapy. Practicing only LaStone therapy (a bodywork technique designed to balance chakras), the John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach, and craniosacral therapies in his Scottsdale studio, he works to help deeply relax his clients and relieve them of pain. He massages aches in an attempt to get to the root of the problem, instead of just temporarily relieving the symptoms.
In addition to being an advanced structural integrator, a licensed massage therapist, and an aesthetician, Peggy Richards takes part in continuing-education programs, including training from the Guild for Structural Integration. An Arizona native, Peggy has been providing wellness therapy since 1987, has worked with NFL athletes, and also serves as a make-up artist for the film industry.