Because alternative healing was a fundamental source of medical care for her and her family, Maria Josephine Cavanah has dedicated her professional career to practicing holistic healing techniques on others. These days, as a licensed, hands-on therapeutic practitioner, she relaxes sore muscles and stiff necks with seven massage techniques, each customized around the needs of her clients. Maria applies pressure to meridian lines during Thai massages, relieves aches and pains in pregnant women during prenatal sessions, and practices skipping rocks over tense muscles with hot-stone massages. Along with massages, Massage 2B Fit's extensive salon-style services pamper visitors with sunless tanning, hydrotherapy baths, and microdermabrasion treatments.
With more than 10 years of beauty-industry experience, massage therapist and aesthetician Christine Rasmussen knows aesthetic treatments inside and out. And at her beauty haven, Skin, she requires that her staff does, too. Together, the knowledgeable team of certified technicians serve Ventura and Los Angeles counties with personalized skincare, spa, and body services in a tranquil environment. Aestheticians reach for skin-type specific IMAGE and Dermalogica products to enhance the cleansing effects of facial or the exfoliating impact of a resurfacing chemical peel or diamond microdermabrasion. This same attention to detail can be found during customized body treatments, which range from trigger-point therapy and relaxing lomilomi massages to a detoxifying body scrub made with sea salt or a sugar mixture infused with fruit, chocolate, and coffee ingredients.
Skin's dedicated team also provides mobile spa treatments and spa parties, both of which can be performed in the comfort of the client's home or office.
Practitioners of alternative and holistic therapies converge to treat clients' bodies, minds, and spirits at Aviante Health and Wellness Center. The center's staff soothes tense and sore muscles with a range of modalities, believing massage can not only ease pain, but also anxiety and depression while promoting healthy sleep, blood flow, and a healthy immune system. They also offer services like hypnotherapy, personal training, and luxurious facials to complement massage. Wholly holistic, Aviante also performs pet therapy sessions, which help owners connect with four-legged friends without having to share chew toys or hassle the same mailman.
Deborah Hammons is a certified massage therapist and certified fitness instructor with more than 12 years of experience in the field. She counts it a blessing to work closely with clients on their individual goals?everything from stress management to injury rehabilitation. Clients can request flowing Swedish strokes to promote circulation, as well as trigger-point or hot-stone therapy for more focused healing. Deborah also specializes in auriculotherapy?a noninvasive form of external ear stimulation that aims to sideline addictive behaviors and aid with ailments such as asthma, hypertension, and third-degree sunburns.
Simply put, Eric Charles has healing hands. These hands can perform a variety of massages that detoxify the body, prevent injury, and alleviate chronic discomfort. Rather than limit himself to traditional modalities such as Swedish and deep tissue, Charles stretches his skill set to accommodate Hawaiian-style lomilomi and Thai massages that apply gentle pressure to the body?s energy points. He also performs sports massages that break up tension with Swedish-style strokes and strategically placed knuckleballs.
Licensed massage therapist Sharon Freeman's résumé is as impressive as her reputation and spans more than 28 years in the medical field. Drawing on stints in geriatric care, hospice care, and now bodywork, Sharon tailors therapy to clients' needs. She can use Swedish or deep-tissue pressure to ease chronic tension, or skip heated stones across muscle ponds with therapeutic stone massages.