Licensed massage therapist Reeyanana Cha eases muscle tension and promotes blood circulation during 60-minute Swedish massages. In the comfort of a private room, Reeyanana channels Olympic doggy paddlers to loosen tight muscles with five styles of long, flowing hand strokes. Skilled fingers knead into biceps and beneath shoulder blades to release hard-to-reach knots, and hand vibration techniques cultivate blood flow deep in sensitive muscles. Before Reeyanana sends clients back into the world, cross-fiber friction produces therapeutic warmth in appendages and rhythmic tapping to the tune of the Star-Spangled Banner instills bodies with an invigorating sense of freedom.
Owners and licensed massage therapists Carla and Sandi treat sore muscles and relieve tension from head to toe with relaxing massages inside one of Wauwatosa's longest standing massage therapy businesses. Soothing kneads and gliding strokes loosen rigid muscles and disentangle tightly knotted tissue, limbering the body for contorting their way through crowded ghost towns. Clients unwind as various manipulations alleviate soreness and improve circulation. A plush purple treatment bed shrouded in warm lighting welcomes clients into a relaxing state, while neutral tones accent a waiting area dotted with artwork painted by Carla, jewelry designed by Sandi, and facial imprints created by dazed clients tranquilly walking into walls posttreatment.
Though the Swedish massage is performed on a clothing-free soul sac, clients' modesty remains intact with a sizeable towel gently draped over all un-massaged areas. As your muscles melt under the massage therapist's nimble knot-kneading, dim lighting and curtained windows turn privacy into a local vacation experience. Each 60-minute massage utilizes a full range of gliding techniques, kneading manipulations, and percussive pitter-patters, as well as the alternating of light and medium force to relieve uptight major muscle groups and help the mind relax. Custom-blended oils make the bone box a smooth surface to prevent uncomfortable friction while subterranean streams of blood and oxygen circulate more freely as a benefit of the massage.
With backgrounds in healing disciplines including human nutrition and Chinese medicine, the wellness practitioners at Anew Total Body Center care for clients both inside and out. Their treatment specialties include directed weight loss programs, body-shaping treatments, and massage. Beyond traditional deep-tissue and relaxation massages, they also offer fire cupping, gua sha, and Thai massage. In addition to their holistic treatments, they also provide lifestyle coaching; financial self-improvement seminars from Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University aim to add pounds to pocketbooks and piggy banks.
Amanda Erickson is a licensed massage therapist with a singular specialty: the neck. Her career began in a physical-therapy clinic, where that she discovered how rampant and debilitating neck pain could be. So, she immersed herself in her studies and emerged with an extensive knowledge of the neck area, including areas such as the carotid artery and jugular vein, which need to be avoided during treatments. Armed with this knowledge, she offers neck, jaw, and face massages to help clients manage and overcome their pain. Amanda also boasts extensive experience in prenatal massage.
The massage therapists at Anointed Hands use bodywork techniques to enhance the health and well-being of entire families. Clients of all ages—including expectant mothers, infants, and children aged 2–16 years old—gain serenity and awareness of their bodies through services tailored to address their individual needs. Swedish and deep-tissue massages release stress and soothe pain, leaving clients able to laugh and smile a little easier. The caring staff also takes time to educate clients about the benefits of massage and how they can incorporate it further into their lives.