Lisa Glad started her career in massage by easing the aches and pains riders acquired from performing equine athletics. While kneading the taught sinew of Belmont Stakes-winning horses for as long as it takes to go to the DMV (15 years), she dived deep into the world of massage. That included learning everything she could about modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and myofacial. During that period of study, she trained at the Healing Arts Center in Maplewood and quickly came to learn it wasn't all about the massage itself. As an advocate for healthy lifestyles, she knew massage was most effective when combined with nutritional knowledge.
That's the kind of information—say, how herbs and stretching enhance massage—Lisa passes onto each client at Webster Bodywork, helping others take their own steps toward healthy habits. With all that knowledge and experience, she is able to customize massages to each client without having to ask each client what kind of bed sheet they have at home and running out to purchase a replica. She consults her patrons to learn what they'd like the massage to achieve, and tailors a variety of techniques to suit those needs. Of course, pampering is always part of the process, so Lisa also includes enhancements such as hot towels, aroma therapy, and stones upon request.
The name Spoil Yourself, Inc, is more than just a suggestion—the staff here considers it good advice. Here, the massage therapists also count massage instructors among their ranks, making the team able to give clients just the customized and relaxing kneads they came for. Body wraps are another specialty here, helping people hydrate, relax, and not have to buy a separate mummy costume for Halloween.
Treatment tables, treadmills, stationary bikes, and open-mat space serve as the stomping grounds for Omni Physical Therapy?s therapists and patients. Physical-therapy and personal-training sessions help clients get into better shape, and find relief from chronic pain and injuries from football and foosball.
It would be easy to pass an entire week at Infinite Tan & Spa, lounging on massage chairs, gossiping with the nail technicians, and sunning in advanced tanning beds as stereos pipe in your favorite CDs. Unfortunately for the rest of us, the only people who are able to spend an extended period of time at this tranquil oasis are the staff of specialists, who perform professional haircuts, adorn nails in Shellac polish, and soothe muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and prenatal massages. When administering professional facials, the expert aestheticians cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize skin to smooth wrinkles, reduce pores, and remove any last-minute shopping lists you might have hastily jotted on your forehead.
Warm vibes permeate the air at Morgan Ford Salon & Spa, where stylists shape fashionable hairdos and massage therapists knead away soreness and stress. The salon takes extra steps to assure clients' comfort. For example, each hair treatment?which utilizes Redken products?includes a steamed face towel, scalp massage, shampoo, and conditioning. Morgan Ford's massage therapists practice hot-stone, deep-tissue, and myofascial-release modalities, among other techniques. These bodywork sessions may also incorporate extras, such as heat therapy, aromatherapy oils, and scents, such as chocolate, pumpkin spice, or mango.
It came to her in a dream. Eileen Wolf was at a crossroads in her life when she had a vivid dream about a place of healing. She awoke realizing that it was her calling to create that place she dreamed about, and, thus, OmPowered Wellness was born. As a certified massage therapist, she's adept at several massage modalities that help ease tension and pain caused by stress or crawling to work, and her energy work helps to bring her clients into balance.