The licensed massage therapists at Worthington Therapeutic Massage—all graduates of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine—cater each stroke to the client’s pain-relief needs. Each session begins with a brief chat to discern the client’s chronic aches, pressure preferences, and underutilized superpowers. They specialize in Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point techniques as well as neuromuscular therapy, which addresses pain within the muscular and nervous systems using soft-tissue manipulation and postural corrections.
Massage therapists at The Calm Room customize full-body massages to address specific areas of tension in private treatment rooms featuring soft music and heated massage tables. After consulting with clients about trouble spots, overexerted sinews, and pretzel-making demonstrations gone awry, therapists set to work. Their strokes' penetrating pressure stimulates circulation, relieves chronic pains, and helps detoxify muscles to reduce the chance of future aches and injuries.
Running puts one in touch with the body’s delicate workings. A good distance runner recognizes even the slightest twinge in a muscle and knows the damage a long-term injury can do. Christopher Au of Monarch Massage and Bodywork spent more than a decade running for high-school, college, and postcollegiate track teams, and throughout that time, he became well acquainted with all the aches and pains that can afflict a physically active body. These experiences are what originally led him to become a massage therapist, and he keeps them fresh in his mind while soothing injuries and helping patrons decompress. In addition to Swedish- and sports-massage techniques, he uses the Rossiter System—a series of more than 100 two-person stretches that quickly loosen and elongate connective tissues to relieve pain and restore range of motion after setting the world record for hitting your funny bone on stuff. Christopher is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
With more than 10 years of experience healing bodies, the massage therapist at Body for Life Massage tailors custom massages to clients' specific needs. Tapping into massage's potential to treat existing ailments and prevent future health problems, the therapist can help guests find relief from issues such as migraines and fibromyalgia.
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Ahmed Edwards is an experienced healer who restores well-being with traditional acupuncture as well as needle-free laser acupuncture. When he's not teaching or lecturing on his area of expertise, Edwards specializes in treating auto and workplace injuries, promoting fertility, and treating addiction.
Acupuncture is an ancient discipline involving the insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles in order to reduce pain and help the body heal itself. In addition to increasing circulation and reducing inflammation, these treatments promote holistic health by jump-starting the immune and lymphatic systems and by boosting serotonin levels throughout the body. The clinic's laser systems can also treat people during weight-loss and smoking-cessation laser therapy.
At Departure Skin Care, aesthetician Sharon calls upon Skin for Life products to nourish complexions with deep-cleansing facials. Sharon begins each facial treatment with a consultation that allows her to better understand her patrons’ unique needs and study the zodiac signs embedded in their freckled skinscapes. Following this horoscopic tangent, faces receive a soothing steam treatment, an infusion of nutrients, and a penetrating deep cleanse. Patrons may augment any service with a complimentary microdermabrasion, oxygen infusion, or essential-oil massage.