Violet Middaugh, an independent massage therapist, specializes in simmering sinew with a selection of soothing services tailored to each client. Muscle tissue will gelatinize like lutefisk when undergoing the sweeping strokes of a Swedish massage, and tuckered out tendons will sigh in relief as strategically placed basalt orbs bake away stress during a hot-stone massage. Alternately, the myofascial-release massage lengthens muscles and interwoven connective tissue to subdue stiff limbs, relieve stress, and prepare clients for strenuous supporting roles in Play-Dough: The Movie. Violet is also certified to administer pregnancy massages.
Janelle Poitinger realized her life's purpose when a close family member was battling cancer. Janelle saw how much massage helped that person cope with her tremendous struggle, and wondered how rewarding it would be to help others ease physical pain and emotional stress through massage therapy. Janelle earned her massage-therapist license from the Ohio State medical board in 1997, and she?s since dedicated herself to helping clients relax from the tension and aches of everyday life.
Janelle customizes her massages to the needs of each individual. As she works, she pays close attention to clients? feedback and how their bodies respond to the treatment before adjusting her techniques accordingly. After her massages, clients leave the office feeling more relaxed, energetic, and focused. In order to stay at the top of her game, Janelle regularly attends continuing-education classes and keeps her hands strong by challenging bodybuilders to thumb wars. Outside the office, clients might spot her riding her scooter around town or trying out new hobbies, such as golf.
Makeup artist Kristi Sadowski has been creating beautiful cosmetic looks for more than 15 years. Her hard work not only shows on the happy faces of her clients but also in the praise she has received on WeddingWire. It is with that dedication to her craft that she imbues her cosmetic skills onto others through makeup parties, makeup application for Sweet 16 parties and senior pictures, and her personal favorite, creating bridal makeup looks. Kristi also helps clients overhaul their makeup drawers by offering a Makeup 101 course, which allows her to purge unsuitable beauty products from medicine cabinets before taking them shopping for skin-type-appropriate lotions and serums that encourage a healthy, glowing complexion.
A licensed massage therapist, Healthy Edge Massage, LLC’s Shannon White vanquishes knotty ne’er-do-wells utilizing a massage menagerie of customized relaxation techniques. The Swedish massage’s broad flowing strokes and pretreatment lingonberry pancakes increase blood flow and sooth stressed tissues, and the slower and lighter relaxation massage promotes mental and physical well-being with calming touches. Relieve painful trigger points and old beanball injuries via the sports massage, or tenderize chronically taut territories and flush excess lactic acid with the deep-tissue massage’s intense pressures. An application of light oil and lotion prevents excess friction and hydrates slippery bodies, joining environmental relaxers including serene treatment rooms, relaxing music, and shadow-puppet retellings of favorite bedtime stories.