A long career in the healthcare field convinced Sherry Tennyson of the restorative power of touch. At Healing Touch Massage Therapy, she puts this into practice, working to restore balance to the body, mind, and soul through massage services. She soothes clients by keeping the lights in her treatment room low and playing a soundtrack rich with the sounds of nature, such as water rushing over rocks or the wind placing an order for a vegetarian pizza.
The massage therapists at Radiant Wellness knead backs and feet and administer an assortment of holistic services to restore balance. Like acupressure without the needles, Jin Shin Jyutsu reduces stress by unlocking 26 exterior energy locks with expert touch and invisible bobby pins ($40 for 30 minutes; $60 for 60 minutes). Similar to Jin Shin Jyutsu, high-touch treatments let blunt fingers do the work of acupuncture needles, poking points along the body's meridian to re-center and relax without breaking the skin ($40 for 30 minutes; $60 for 60 minutes). Healing hands apply reflexology to pavement-pounding phalanges to rejuvenate tired toes and arches and expel tension from the entire anatomy during a foot massage ($40 for 30 minutes; $60 for 60 minutes), and light or firm kneading during a Swedish massage tends to achy muscles in the back, arms, legs, and retractable back-up legs. All sessions take place in private rooms inside a setting decorated with wood furnishings and potted plants, feeling more like home than a spa.
With more than 30 years of combined experience in their skilled hands, the expert team at Evansville Massage Specialists knows how to untangle the tricky knots, soothe sore shoulders, and dissolve stubborn tensions from over-stressed fleshoskeletons. The Swedish massage employs gentle, flowing strokes to sweep away muscular aches and boost healthy circulation. In addition to alleviating physical pains and stiffness, the massage experience promotes deep mental calm, which is imperative to overcoming daily challenges and communing with telepathic houseplants.
At Virginia St. Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Amber James specializes in treating expectant mothers and children. James is certified in the Webster technique, which helps pregnant women find relief from lower-back pain and deliver their babies as easily as possible. As a fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, she also has a keen interest in treating children and modifies chiropractic adjusting techniques to fit each kid's size, weight, and spinal issues. In addition to chiropractic care, her office has seven licensed massage therapists on staff to further pain relief and management.
Nadia Musser has been a licensed massage therapist for 14 years. She studied reflexology and deep tissue muscle therapy, but over the years her toolbox has expanded into the realm of relaxation. At Essential Kneads Massage and Wellness, Nadia taps into both relaxing and therapeutic modalities, all administered in cozy private treatment rooms. Her relaxation massages help clients unwind and forget their stress, while her deep-tissue and sports massages prompt recovery from injuries incurred on the field or in the gym. Drawing on her studies, Nadia also offers foot reflexology treatments.
The pampering professionals at Ethereal cater to clients' beauty-therapy needs with traditional spa services and high-tech light-therapy facials. A relaxing spa tour, the Made in Heaven package kicks off with a dip in the hot tub for 20 minutes of weightless hydrotherapeutic relaxation. A 60-minute Swedish massage unwinds tight muscles and relaxes the body with long, languorous strokes before a detoxifying sauna session, dry or steamy. The sauna's heat can extract body toxins, purifying pores and melting muscles the way a flock of baby dragons melts the heart.