Licensed massage therapist Peter Eichler sharpened his therapeutic touch at the Sedona School of Massage, where he learned to blend deep-tissue techniques with bodywork such as reiki and sound therapy to sideline chronic tension. Peter also specializes in trauma release therapy, bodywork from an emotional perspective, and performs hospice and autism massages to calm the nervous system.
The staff of Montclair Therapeutic Massage Center doesn’t believe that comfort should come at the cost of environmental responsibility. Parking spots outside the shop hold places for fuel-efficient cars, and ADA-approved showers treat bicycling clients to a pre-massage rinse. The center’s certified massage therapist, Mary Wetherill, boasts a wealth of knowledge about human physiology that she gathered studying neuromuscular therapy, writing a book on treating diabetes with massage, and attending a pre-medical dissection course. With an advanced knowledge of the human body, Mary tends to bodies plagued by pains, migraines, and curved spinal alignment with a handful of massage styles. Her co-worker, Cristy May SyCip, leads relaxing restorative-yoga sessions, holding a single pose or a slow-paced snoring cadence for 3–10 minutes.
Members of Florida's Naples Philharmonic Orchestra who are sore after 10 hours of rehearsal. Preoperative and postoperative patients dealing with or recuperating from complications from MS and scoliosis. Certified massage therapist Terry Andino has treated them all. At Montclair Massage Therapy and Wellness, she draws upon more than 15 years of experience, catering to clients with custom approaches based around each individual's needs.
Inside Montclair's first all green building, she soothes muscles with 30-, 60-, and 90-minute massages rooted in such styles as therapeutic, prenatal, reflexology, and trigger-point release. Terry also creates personalized massage programs for patrons to receive at home, at work, or from the driver sitting next to them in traffic jams. Montclair Massage Therapy and Wellness's certified Usui Reiki Master Lorraine Melendez also becalms guests with holistic practices such as reiki and crystal healing.
The licensed body sculptors at Essential Body Contours help to smooth puckered stretches of cellulite with soothing FDA-approved Endermologie Lipomassage treatments. During each 40-minute treatment, a skilled technician employs the suction and massage capabilities of a mechanical module designed to boost lymphatic flow and circulation and tickle stubborn fat cells into releasing their precious lipids. Though most patients require at least 3–10 treatments for optimal results, local blood and lymph flow may increase up to 400% and skin-firming collagen production may improve up to 100% after a single procedure. As patients relax in the comfort of their specially designed Endermowear bodysuit, the healing strokes of the robo-treatment evoke a feeling similar to a deep therapeutic massage or a warm hug from a vacuum cleaner.
Patrons at Elements Therapeutic Massage pair up with the therapist best qualified to address specific personal issues and concerns. Therapists then spend time with clients, gathering information about their conditions before customizing massages. During the massage, the therapists intuitively blend a variety of modalities, such as deep tissue, Swedish, and trigger-point therapy.
Throughout the process, the therapist keeps communication going. The team uses a system by which clients can communicate the desired level of pressure; level 1 corresponds to long, light strokes over superficial muscles, and level 4 uses some force to root out embedded knots. Through this system, the therapist can get at all depths of tension while remaining well within the client’s comfort zone.
Sahana Spa's India-themed spaces mix modern amenities with the beauty of ancient Eastern wisdom. Handmade Indian artifacts, Sundãri skincare products, and several chocolaty colors welcome clients to the spa. Staff members then lead guests to treatment suites that are equipped with iPod-docking stations, individual temperature controls, and absolutely no bears. This is the perfect setting for them to knead away stress with indulgent bamboo and hot-stone massages or administer a Sahana-Vedic facial. Over in the nail lounge, technicians pretty up nails with various mani-pedis.
Becoming a licensed massage therapist was a natural progression for Nancy Silver. Already an enthusiast of yoga and its pain-reducing effects, she began studying Swedish and medical massage techniques at the Institute for Therapeutic Massage to further her understanding of healing powers. Nancy's studies led her to take courses in chair massage, Reiki levels one and two, Eastern bodywork, foot reflexology, and myofascial release. Today, Nancy uses her yoga and massage training to help clients reduce stress and eliminate pain by applying an array of healing techniques, rather than by scolding sore muscles and sending them to timeout.
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