Bichelle Harrison, CMT, of The IT Girl Massage Therapy, eases stress and other aches and pains with an array of massage techniques. She attended the Steiner Training Academy in London and cut her teeth massaging thousands of guests on Celebrity Cruise Line. With a sense of relaxation worthy of a cruise, she can perform Swedish and deep-tissue massages using light to firm pressure. Or, she can employ hot lava stones or heated poultices with therapeutic herbs to stimulate and manipulate the muscles as well as a psychiatrist manipulates his dog into doing the chores. Bichelle also makes reflexology massages available to stimulate blood flow by focusing on the pressure points of the feet.
As its name implies, Pain and Stress Relief Studio is dedicated to alleviating the aches and tension associated with chronic stress. To accomplish this, therapists work closely with each guest to design a customized treatment plan that typically incorporates elements of both Eastern and Western massage. The combination of relaxing Swedish strokes and focused therapeutic modalities can help restore one's sense of overall balance, rejuvenating the mind-body connections and leaving muscles feeling as relaxed as a trampoline in zero gravity. To create a truly indulgent experience, the therapists can add heated stones or exfoliating salt scrubs to the session.
The massage therapists and aestheticians at Royal Serene House shun noxious odors and synthetic compounds for spa products that are natural and organic. The result is most immediately noticed by the nose, as the fragrance of lime leaf, apricot, and mango body scrubs swirl through the air while their sugars slough off dead skin cells. Mud from the Baltic Sea, seaweed from Norway, and Bohemian black organic fango clay keep facials free of chemicals as they draw out toxins and oils.
Jill named her practice Massage for Health & Wellness for a reason. Her services are not only relaxing but good for the body as well. She's even certified in cancer and mastectomy massage. A graduate of the Essex Group Institute for Massage and Bodywork, she's a card-carrying member of the ABMP, an organization with high ethical standards and requirements.
Members of Florida's Naples Philharmonic Orchestra who are sore after 10 hours of rehearsal. Preoperative and postoperative patients dealing with or recuperating from complications from MS and scoliosis. Certified massage therapist Terry Andino has treated them all. At Montclair Massage Therapy and Wellness, she draws upon more than 15 years of experience, catering to clients with custom approaches based around each individual's needs.
Inside Montclair's first all green building, she soothes muscles with 30-, 60-, and 90-minute massages rooted in such styles as therapeutic, prenatal, reflexology, and trigger-point release. Terry also creates personalized massage programs for patrons to receive at home, at work, or from the driver sitting next to them in traffic jams. Montclair Massage Therapy and Wellness's certified Usui Reiki Master Lorraine Melendez also becalms guests with holistic practices such as reiki and crystal healing.
The staff of Montclair Therapeutic Massage Center doesn’t believe that comfort should come at the cost of environmental responsibility. Parking spots outside the shop hold places for fuel-efficient cars, and ADA-approved showers treat bicycling clients to a pre-massage rinse. The center’s certified massage therapist, Mary Wetherill, boasts a wealth of knowledge about human physiology that she gathered studying neuromuscular therapy, writing a book on treating diabetes with massage, and attending a pre-medical dissection course. With an advanced knowledge of the human body, Mary tends to bodies plagued by pains, migraines, and curved spinal alignment with a handful of massage styles. Her co-worker, Cristy May SyCip, leads relaxing restorative-yoga sessions, holding a single pose or a slow-paced snoring cadence for 3–10 minutes.