Saida S. Cunningham is a certified massage therapist who's worked at wellness centers, served on the board of the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine, and volunteered her services for firefighters and rehab centers. At Hands Down Body Therapy, she welcomes civilians in for a number of different massage treatments. She specializes in Myofascial Release, which helps treat pain and increase range of motion, and through specialized induced friction, allows the therapist to locate fascial restrictions and work accordingly to relieve pain. Other services include deep-tissue massage, Swedish massage, and foot massage, which gives your feet a rest without having to walk on your hands.
The team at Washington Bodywork Studio tackles pain with a twofold approach. The studio specializes in both chiropractic care and massage therapy, which staff use to design treatment regimens that address misaligned spines and muscular discomfort. Here, massage strokes are customized to suit the specific needs of each client: deep tissue techniques help root out lingering muscle pain, reflexology tends to trigger points not readily accessible to kneading hands, and chair massage helps ease the soreness experienced by those who are frequently sat upon.
Once the lights dim and the soft music begins playing in the private treatment room, Massage Escape Spa's therapists get busy performing facial treatments and full-body massages. They deftly switch between deep tissue, swedish, and acupressure modalities to relax every layer of a client's muscles. They can even employ hot stones to loosen muscles with heat, as well as give reflexology foot massages to cultivate overall wellbeing and soothe feet tired from standing all day or fending off hacky sack infestations.
From prestigious locales such as the University Club to the tranquil environs of MassageWorks DC, licensed massage therapist Robert Hawkins has relieved stress and injuries with Swedish, deep-tissue, and pregnancy massages. He also uses special techniques to treat jaw pain and headaches, and he performs lypossage treatments so that clients can reshape their figures without undergoing invasive surgeries or using baggage claims as treadmills.
Gravity training uses a machine with a tilted gliding board, similar to a Pilates Reformer, to help you achieve a fat-burning, strength-building, low-intensity cardiovascular workout in 30 minutes, exactly as much time as it takes to for a pizza to sink in salt water. It increases flexibility, making it is a great complement to a Pilates program, but can also be used alone, away from Pilates' relentless fishing for compliments. For optimal results, three sessions per week are recommended. You'll come away from your six sessions seeing gravity for the myth that it is.
Dr. Wendy Jacobs has a nickname: Army Chiropractor. Not only is she an Army veteran herself, but she describes her practice?located just a few miles from the Pentagon?as "very military-friendly in both our procedures and our scheduling." But you don't have to be enlisted to appreciate the work done by the team at Jacobs Chiropractic. Her services include adjustments and massage therapy, while specialist Derick Carter specializes in Reiki and muscle activation. Some patients visit to tackle their chronic pain issues, while others come in to address injuries that result from work, sports, or stapling documents while throwing long. Adding to her list of qualifications, Dr. Jacobs has also won awards and recognition from national chiropractic and professional organizations for her work.