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Dresher Physical Therapy employs a staff of 10 highly trained professionals to assist clients on their road to recovery and rehabilitation. A full-service physical-therapy center, Dresher offers programs that range from orthopedic care and neurologic services to spinal care, pre- and post-op conditioning, and massage and nutrition. The staff also offers specialty services such as Titleist Golf Performance instruction, running programs, and special programs steeped in the McKenzie method and Graston technique.

1075 Virginia Dr
Fort Washington,
PA
US

After a car accident damaged both his vehicle and his body, Derbe Hunte found relief—at least for his body—at the hands of a massage therapist. Inspired by the positive experience, he enrolled at the Cortiva Institute to learn the art of massage therapy himself. Eventually, he opened his own practice, Helping U Naturally Transpose Energy (H.U.N.T.E.). There, Derbe remedies clients' aches and pains with deep-tissue kneads and therapeutic strokes. If desired, he can also incorporate muscle therapy techniques such as isometric stretching into his treatments.

30 Garden Alley
Doylestown,
PA
US

Petrissage: A Tension-Relieving Technique

Swedish massage's five basic movements yield a bounty of benefits. Find out more about the massage's kneading technique, petrissage, with Groupon?s introduction.

Kneading, rolling, and squeezing?this, in a few words, is petrissage, a type of Swedish massage technique that focuses on compression and release. Working in combination with Swedish massage's five other movements, these deep-reaching motions are designed to lift soft tissue away from its underlying structures, effectively stretching muscles and other soft tissues and promoting circulation so all your blood doesn?t pile up in your elbows. Specific maneuvers include kneading with the whole hand, using the thumbs to apply pressure to thinner tissue, and rolling skin between the fingers to prevent it from adhering to the fascia (that is, sheets of connective tissue) below and causing stiffness. Massage oil or cream is often used to help these strokes glide smoothly and avoid pinching the skin. Petrissage, like Swedish massage in general, often results in increased muscle mobility, improved peristaltic, or bowel, movement when performed on the abdomen and, of course, a sense of noodly relaxation.

4409 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Owner and lead therapist Vernell Alexander built AVA wellness to realize a dream she first had in massage school. Today, Alexander spends her days at AVA Wellness helping people feel better. The center recently moved locations and is now inside of SWEAT fitness. The new fitness center features an Asian-themed decorative style and is dimly lit by candles and salt rock lamps. Alexander specializes in massaging away injuries caused by demanding physical activities such as playing sports, dancing, or fleeing from Cujo in nightmares. She also has extensive training in reflexology and prenatal therapy, and has developed a line of antioxidant-rich body products that deeply hydrate the skin during spa packages.

350 south 15th Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Even though it's located within the busy Weston Fitness health club, Centered Lotus Bodyworks manages to feel a world away. With the sounds of the gym out of earshot, guests can escape and relax with the help of a licensed massage therapist, who can customize a course of treatment to suit their individual needs. That might include a deep-tissue massage enhanced with hot river stones, a sports massage to enhance flexibility and endurance, or even a couples massage for those who can't bear to be parted from their personal trainer. In addition to massage, Centered Lotus Bodyworks also offers private and group meditation classes for those who seek to soothe their mind as well as their body.

1835 Market Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Dmitriy Khelemskiy, a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist, of DK Acupuncture & Massage Therapy, PC allays bodily maladies with techniques that have existed for centuries. He and his staff practice acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicine, and massage therapy to help clients cope with a range of both emotional and physical ailments, from stress and depression to migraines, digestive issues, and back pain due to sleeping under your bed to outsmart the Boogeyman. Each of these noninvasive techniques rely on the body's self-healing properties, and over the course of multiple appointments, their effects are designed to help the body gradually restore balance.

10014 Sandmeyer Lane
Philadelphia,
PA
US