Licensed massage therapist Heather Dexheimer of Simply Serenity Massage draws on more than a decade of experience as she tunes up tired physiques with the long, fluid strokes of Swedish massage and the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage. Heather has worked with many athletes, including the Orlando Magic Wheels wheelchair-basketball team, and aims to rehabilitate old injuries and enhance flexibility and athletic performance while kneading muscles. During sessions with Heather, clients can request hot stones for deeper relaxation or for building temporary lean-tos, or pamper appendages with the soothing wax of paraffin treatments.
Licensed massage therapist Penny J Mitchell blends Eastern and Western massage techniques to address whatever physical or emotional needs her clients may have. At Bodyworks Massage and Wellness, she fine tunes the body and quiets the mind with Reflexology and relaxation Swedish massages. But with training in orthopedics and movement science, she caters to pain and injury as well—she offers comprehensive back therapy and whiplash therapy, and all bodywork can be heightened by applications of moisture wraps, heat therapy, and aromatherapy.
Zenergy Healing Arts Studio’s licensed massage therapist has studied anatomy, physiology, muscle structure, and massage techniques as part of a program that required more than 650 hours of training. Now skilled in multiple massage modalities, she harnesses this wisdom as she helps her clients improve their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health with styles such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage. She also specializes in other forms such as pregnancy massage, chair massage, and massages for the elderly.
Sounds of breaking waves mingle with the crackling of a fireplace in this ocean-themed studio that owner Veronique Clement turned into an idyllic haven for massage. The licensed massage therapist rubs the skin with organic oils, and soothes tension and stress with a primary focus on light and medium strokes. Her nine massage services include cold stone, aromatherapy, and bamboo massage. She also offers refreshments and snacks such as gourmet tea and chocolate.
Debra Silva is a licensed massage therapist and registered nurse. At Heart-n-Hands Massage & Reflexology, she draws upon her knowledge in anatomy and her empathy for those struggling with pain and duress to provide relief and relaxation. She does so with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages, as well as reflexology and cupping treatments. Her goal is to align the mind, body, and spirit, creating a sense of balance and well-being in all of her clients.
At Courtney's Touch of Serenity, licensed massage therapist Courtney Walker kneads away tension to the tune of 10 kinds of massage, each performed to achieve a specific benefit. Deep-tissue massages and myofascial release can disperse tension or even scar tissue, and lighter Swedish strokes boost blood circulation.
Walker doesn't always rely on her hands alone. She employs relaxation tools such as warm and cold stones, or jets of water during hydrotherapy massages designed to make clients feel as calm as the statue at the center of a fountain.