Having planned and executed massage therapy for the Tennessee Titans and competitors in the Rock ?n? Roll Marathon, the muscle menders at Athletic Edge know how to help the body recover from physical trauma and athletic exertion. Their highly individualized treatments pull from more than 15 modalities?soothing muscles with gliding Swedish strokes, targeting the deeper connective tissue with neuromuscular therapy, and even combining salutary techniques to treat the underlying causes of aches. Although the gentle or directed kneading can have a distinctively relaxing effect, the therapists specialize in jump-starting clients' natural healing processes and helping them overcome the soft-tissue pains that athletic activity, auto accidents, and full-contact charades can cause. The studios also partner with chiropractors and physical therapists to form a one-stop treatment center for athletes, with particular modalities complementing the strains incurred by particular sports.
How does one start a skincare business with no equipment, products, or money? Kim Evans found herself in that predicament when she started her business immediately after passing the state boards. With nothing but faith and a strong work ethic, she began tending to her clients' skin needs inside a rented room of a small spa. She worked 80 hours per week and became a licensed massage therapist to expand her business into what it is today: a wellness spa that enhances the beauty and health of skin and body through spa services and massage. Inside 2Gorjis Integrated Health & Wellness, three private treatment rooms house clients as two skin therapists cleanse surfaces during custom facials, or wrap bodies in aromatherapy herbal linens. The staff members bolster natural features with eyelash extensions, meticulous body waxing, and makeup artistry that includes exclamation points drawn next to eyebrows.
Back 2 Perfect Wellness Center's owner and massage therapist Laura has a sixth sense for what her clients need to heal. Using keen instinct honed over years of caring for people with chronic pain, stress, and general physical discomfort, Laura can tell where her clients' aches and pains lie and how to root them out with nine massage-therapy styles. Of course, Laura doesn't work on instinct alone. The attentive therapist takes the time to listen to visitors? ailments, and even encourages them to bring in a list of their symptoms, which can range from backaches to fatigue to premature antler molting. Laura customizes each massage session using therapeutic modalities including Swedish, trigger point, prenatal, and myofascial release. Laura also heads up a team of massage therapists with their own specialties, including a reiki master and sports-injury rehabilitator.
Majestic Massage for Wellness' owner, Tamara, continually studies and retrains herself in new therapy modalities that calm aches of both the flesh and spirit. This drive to attain a complete understanding of holistic healing is a product of a 15-year career in health-care work as well as studies at the Japanese Massage and Bodywork Institute and the A Diamond Holistic Massage Institute. She utilizes her vast knowledge of soothing techniques to perform unique services that enhance traditional massage and improve long-term health.
These treatments capture a range of eastern and western techniques including reiki energy healing enhanced with Tibetan bells and raindrop therapy to fight inflammation along spines or drought-stricken fields. Beyond individual sessions, Majestic Massage also imparts deft touch required to heal oneself and others through reiki classes and couples' massage lessons.
The staff at Creekside Spa & Salon likens their serene environs to a cozy living room free from the stresses of work, traffic, and toppling bunk beds. Every licensed massage therapist, cosmetologist, and stylist is board certified, and each practices their respective fields with a combination of authority and personalized care. Clients can amble into the steam sauna after engaging in one of seven massage modalities, which call upon techniques from Europe and ancient China to ease pain and stress. Skincare professionals lavish faces in myriad nutrients to help them forfeit blemishes and regain their luster, and stylists whittle away at overgrown strands, wax away body hair, and assist clients with makeup and cosmetics.
Metamorphosis means transformation?a process many people wish they could undergo from time to time. The team at Metamorphosis creates tiny transformations in appearance with the help of rejuvenating body wraps, massages, and botanical spray tans.
Clients unwind as body-pampering specialists tuck them into body wraps that work with high doses of herbs and minerals, including aloe vera, eucalyptus, and lavender oils, to help bodies purge toxins from cells. An infrared sauna uses penetrative heat to promote relaxation and encourage detoxification through sweat, and tanning specialists mist limbs in botanical bronzers that add a sun-kissed glow without exposing the skin to harsh UV rays or burnt-sienna crayons.