More than 10 years ago, Transformation Bodywork owner Kathleen Fanning eschewed her corporate career for a more wholesome, fulfilling path. After earning her massage therapist certification in 2004, she traveled to an Indian orphanage where provided massage therapy to children with polio. She now works with two other licensed massage therapists at Transformation Bodywork, where they strive to impart tranquility on clientele through a variety of Eastern healing practices. Along with massage therapy services that range from hot stone to cranio-sacral, Transformation Bodywork also offers reflexology, health counseling, and personal training. Each service adopts a holistic approach, and the health counseling sessions cover all aspects of nourishment, including relationships and physical activity. Personal trainers travel to home gyms and health clubs to work within client schedules. Kathleen also shares deeksha—a spiritual practice through which she aims to impart clear mindedness, inner tranquility, and joyfulness to her clients, among other benefits.
At Heidi's Salon, licensed cosmetologists use long-trusted beauty techniques as a base for pushing the limits of what a stylist can aesthetically achieve. For 15 years, they've performed cuts for men, women, and children, especially excelling at full style and color transformations. On the other hand, some stylists possess a knack for taming curls and craft precision cuts to sleeken kinks and frizz. Specialties in chemical treatments and hair extensions help them create entirely new looks. For special occasions, stylists beautify bridal parties and guests of honor.
Owned and operated by physical therapists, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers welcomes patients into a massive network of 200 centers. Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers' cohort of therapists helps to restore the strength, motor skills, and physical functions of patients.
The overarching approach is defined by a patients-first philosophy—the therapists actively listen and understand their patients' issues before crafting individual recovery programs tailored to athletes, children, industrial workers, or cartoon coyotes with anvil-related injuries. The rehab pros also serve community youth by supporting programs such as Kick It Right, a soccer program designed to enrich children's lives.
The staff and state-certified massage therapists at Heavenly Massage have left no stone unturned when it comes to their clients’ relaxation. At each Heavenly Massage location, the music, lighting, and decor all serve the same goal of enhancing peace of mind. Though massages—ranging from hot stone to lymphatic drainage—are the signature service, the staff also offers nailcare, skincare, waxing, and body treatments.
Edgewood Clinical Services provides counseling with a focus on kids and families. We work quite a bit with parents who struggle with post-divorce issues, young adults looking to achieve life goals, and kids who are struggling at home and school
At the core of Mehera Massage's mission is the idea of "hara"?a Japanese word that means "center." The licensed therapists here believe that by staying in touch with the hara, they can transmit energy from their hands into the client's muscles and spirits. Combine that philosophy with focus, sensitivity, and a client-centered approach, and you get massage treatments that benefit equally from mindfulness and physical touch.
Whether the therapists are administering a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, they follow a sequence designed to balance the body and give each part its proper due. They begin by focusing on the back, where most people carry a lot of tension and probably a few nieces and nephews. They then massage the shoulders, lower back, and torso, and continue on to the back of the legs. After massaging the neck, scalp, face, and limbs, they conclude with long strokes that cover the entire body, aligning the body and connecting all the disparate parts into one balance and relaxed whole.