Clients reap the rewards of Tracy Wilson's and John Harper's extensive bodywork training in one of Back in Balance's private treatment rooms, where soft music and heated beds create a space more relaxing than a shed full of horse tranquilizers. During massages, these experienced therapists can augment therapeutic strokes with complimentary heat packs and aromatherapy. John's specialty lies in deep-tissue massage, promoting healing through intense pressure and stretching. And since Tracy is also a health and wellness coach, clients can follow their massages with one of her mindful-eating workshops.
Massage therapy offers an array of benefits. It can reduce anxiety, boost the immune system, relieve muscle stiffness, and alleviate chronic illnesses caused by stress. Those areas of discomfort are tackled at Bahala Massage Therapy with a talented licensed massage therapist, Michael Kathleen Asbrock, at the helm. Michael Kathleen offers a variety of services, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofascial release massages, which blast through triple-knotted muscles, as well as reiki energy work, marma-point therapy, and gua sha.
Licensed massage therapist Jessica Dies applies her nine years of experience to each stroke as she soothes tense muscles inside Synergy Holistic Spa, which houses more than 20 holistic practitioners. Jessica blends deep-tissue techniques with trigger-point therapy in her massages, which she performs using her hands, forearms, and three-foot antennae. She also puts her own spin on relaxing Swedish techniques and skillfully performs prenatal, and hot-stone massage, as well as detoxifying lymphatic massage which can help reduce water weight.
The staff of Truu-Bluu work hard to alleviate aches and pains. To that end, they perform a host of pampering services inside private rooms, from exfoliating salt-scrubs to deep-tissue massages. Stop in for a Swedish massage, a hot-stone session, or a reflexology treatment to escape the stress of everyday life.
When Vicki Lewis meets a new client, she doesn't make meaningless small talk. As a healer and wellness coach, Vicki simply listens, using her gift of intuition to ascertain what she calls each person's "individual wisdom" and determine the forces that are holding them back from achieving their goals. Calling on knowledge garnered at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and from her studies of ancient bodywork in Thailand and Belize, Vicki takes a holistic approach to help clients overcome emotional, physical, and spiritual pain, leading them toward health by adjusting all aspects of their lifestyles and getting rid of home fondue jacuzzis. Her private coaching sessions help enhance well-being and decision-making skills by using individualized wellness plans backed by ongoing guidance, while her shiatsu massage techniques pinpoint energy blockages and knead out tension to ease physical and spiritual pain.
When she became a massage therapist, Jennifer Durand realized she possessed the ability to relieve people from the stress of everyday life. She opened The Nurture Nook Day Spa & Gift Shoppe to create a space dedicated to banishing tension not only through massage, but also through personalized facials and peels, body wraps, and steam treatments beneath the Steamy Wonder steam canopy. The staff strives to make each service luxurious—massages come with your choice of steamed towels, deep heat hydrotherapy, a foot soak, hot stones, or aromatherapy. Services targeted toward hands and feet include foot soaks in manuka honey drizzle with fresh citrus slices, cranberry-yuzu sugar scrubs, steam wraps, and foot massages.
Jennifer and her team of professionals work within a renovated turn-of-the-century house complete with charming fireplaces, classic woodwork, and plush oriental rugs long retired from flying. The spot also houses a gift shop, where guests can peruse premium products such as Jane Iredale mineral makeup, Clarisonic cleansing systems, and Bella Luccè organic scrubs.
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