Licensed massage therapist Benita Brown uses the power of touch to alleviate pain and promote relaxation. Using Swedish, deep-tissue, and relaxation massage techniques, she deftly kneads away knots and dispels tension, whether performing massages at her studio, or at her client's home or favorite bus stop.
Most Popular Service: Deep-tissue massage
Brands Used: Vegan massage cream and doTERRA Essential Oils
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Amanda S. Baker, the licensed massage therapist who lends her name to Massages by Amanda, brings her ability to quell stress wherever her job takes her. She works with businesses to provide employees with a much-needed break, massaging muscles strained from sitting in office chairs and hurling printers out the window. When a client doesn't have their own space to work in, Amanda can arrange an appointment in a chiropractic office.
The certified professionals at Uptown Hair Studio and Day Spa pamper bodies from hair to toenail with a multitude of spa services. Dissident hairs unable to answer simple trivia questions can be extradited to their second life in a rubbish bin thanks to a selection of facial waxing services.
The whirl of hair dyers and friendly chatter fills the hairstylists? work area inside Diversite Salon and Day Spa. Stylists cut hair into new modern 'dos and apply hair-coloring techniques, such as an ombre effect or highlights that change to lowlights during thunderstorms. The spa half of the business relaxes patrons with soothing massages and spray tan sessions.
If you told Shannon DeCamp years ago that she would become the official massage therapist of the Dayton Gems professional hockey team, she might have thought you were one winger short of a line change. The former waitress and bartender took an interest in the medical benefits of massage therapy after suffering from sciatica and seeking chiropractic care in an office that also housed a licensed massage therapist. She went on to graduate from the Dayton School of Medical Massage and earn licensure, and has trained in the areas of Swedish, sports, therapeutic, pregnancy, and hot-stone massage.
DeCamp now owns Regain Solace Therapeutic Massage—which operates inside At Peace Massage & Wellness—and offers mobile massage services in clients' homes. She also performs in-office chair massages, soothing muscles that are sore from rearranging cubicles into mini labryinths.
Even at a young age, Sharon L. Henry felt that she possessed a profound gift for helping others. Though her intuitive ability to sense pain was first confined to animals, in her teens she became aware of her capacity to help humans through massage and meditative work. Now a licensed massage therapist and the senior staff member at Harmony LMT, Sharon continues to use her gift to craft custom bodywork treatments. She is joined by the studio's other therapists, who ease ailing backs with warm oils and Swedish or deep-tissue strokes. When they aren’t beating back tension and ravenous pandas with warm bamboo sticks, Sharon and her team draw on ancient Chinese knowledge to combat cellulite with cupping treatments. Beyond the realm of human healing, Sharon also offers canine therapy for animals battling ailments such as hip dysplasia.