Therapeutic ingredients from the natural world are the key to treatments at Lotus Massage and Skin Care. Aestheticians work out physical and emotional tension by massaging aromatherapeutic oils into the skin, and they cocoon bodies in warm mud infused with crushed rose petals. Shankara facials and waxing sessions keep skin looking smooth and youthful.
The heart of Om Shanti Healing Arts lies in the hands of its owner, Ananda Sutliff, who balances body and spirit with her deft touch. As a massage therapist, Sutliff commands a diverse repertoire of bodywork ranging from traditional Swedish massage to fire cupping sessions that augment kneading with glass globes suctioned to the skin. She also graduated from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where she learned the inquiry-based style of yoga that she now teaches to individuals and groups of artificial-intelligence computer programs. When not attending to clients, she crafts fragrant home and bath products with essential oils, packaging some as gifts and incorporating the rest in spa treatments that exfoliate and hydrate limbs.
In Capital District Massage?s private treatment room, owner Lena Crane and her team of licensed massage therapists keep chronic pains at bay while clients admire Lena?s enchanting artwork displayed on the walls. Visitors sprawl out on a massage table as a relaxation expert melts away their tensions with long, Swedish strokes and the firm kneads of a deep-tissue massage. With the help of massage oils, the center?s therapeutic massages can trigger a variety of benefits, including increased circulation, pain-relief, and improved posture. For twice the relaxation, guests can opt for a four-hand massage with two therapists.
Inside the Townsend and Company Salon, massage therapist Deborah Carter works to ease chronic aches and raise the level of oxygen in the blood through a host of massage techniques. Drawing on decades of experience, she soothes muscles with classic Swedish massages or uses rhythmic lymph massage to increase lymphatic flow and thoroughly relax the body.
Licensed massage therapist Gina Mauro helms Massage and Yoga Therapy, where she blends in-depth knowledge of Thai massage, shiatsu, neuromuscular therapy, reiki, and yoga into personalized massages. She welcomes guests for brief consultations, discussing physical issues and any relevant matters to best sculpt massage sessions that can include stretching, compression, and deep pressure.
Diane Tellier will walk all over you. Gripping overhead bars for balance, she performs ashiatsu massage, kneading her clients' backs with her bare feet for extra firm pressure. This helps keep bodies limber and pain-free, as does a host of yoga classes inside The Place's quaint, airy studio. The sessions cater to all skill levels, whether you're just beginning, dropping in for a yoga dance session, or trying out for the Downward Facing Dog in the local production of 101 Dalmatians. In addition to yoga and ashiatsu massge, The Place also offers modalities such as craniosacral therapy and Reiki.