The Thin Spa's staff has a two-pronged approach to enhancing their clients' lives. First, they help them reduce fat and tighten skin with ultrasonic cavitation and radio-frequency treatments, which are more high-tech than building a thinner-looking robot clone. Alternatively, clients relax under a range of soothing massages, including Swedish and more in-depth myofascial-release modalities.
The massage therapists at A Healing Touch provide full-body massages, customizing each one so that they can focus on their clients? specific areas of stress and pain. Whether they?re doling out Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone massages, they pay attention to problem areas and apply careful pressure that soothes tense muscles and creates relaxing experiences.
Licensed by the state and certified by the NCCAOM, The Ridge Acupuncture's practitioners, Larry Embree and Juliet Straeb, lead their patients along the path to wellness via alternative medicine. Their services include acupuncture, sports and herbal medicine, and pain management, each pursued in accordance with the health needs of the individual. With their various healing regimens, the pair can help patients overcome such maladies as migraines, stress, and sciatica.
At Trinity’s Massage and Laser, LLC, staff members have mastered 13 different types of massages, which they use to relieve tension in clients' bodies before it escapes from their mouths in the form of a scream. Skilled hands relieve both stress and backaches, targeting knots and tense muscles with hot-stone massages, shiatsu, and hydrotherapy. Reflexology and craniosacral therapy sessions work with the body’s energy channels to balance systems and induce relaxation. Alternatively, in Vezazz laser-lipo sessions, technicians use powerful beams to reduce waistlines and fat cells lurking underneath the skin.
Healing Touch Massage Therapy founder Lori Garcia certainly sees the relaxing benefits of her trade. She finds that massage can act as a stress combatant that prevents the onset of disease, or simply, as she puts it, as "a positive ripple effect" that resounds throughout her clients' personal and professional lives. Her private rooms—warm, low-lit spaces with comfortable massage beds and lullaby karaoke—most definitely contribute to the spa's restful vibe.
But Lori is also an advocate of the more acute applications of massage, as she specializes in medical and therapeutic treatment. Upon receiving her certification, she pursued advanced training in 11 different techniques, including oncology massage, reflexology, and applied kinesiology. To that end, she performs 16 types of body treatments at Healing Touch, which range from neuromuscular and trigger-point therapy to hot-stone massage and raindrop technique. She has recently expanded into detoxifying therapies as well (including ionic footbaths and far-infrared body wraps), and will soon be introducing aesthetic services.
Certified massage therapist Kalindi Carlson believes that many of life's more common ailments, such as stress and anxiety, stem from a misaligned body. Her remedy for restoring bodily alignment is bodywork therapy. At her studio, she gives relaxing Swedish and hot-stone massages as well as more therapeutic deep-tissue and neuromuscular massages. Her expertise also includes bodywork techniques such as myofascial release therapy and reiki, which was named using the remaining tiles in a Scrabble game.