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.
In the midst of rustic woods, there sits a three-story building. Upon opening its front door, visitors unleash a gentle wave of aromatherapy scents and warm air. They step inside, where therapists lead them past wood accents and into private treatment rooms. World of Serenity’s spa atmosphere recalls the calm of the surrounding wilderness, and inside its walls, therapists adopt a holistic approach; they educate guests in wellness basics, such as why humans don’t eat sand, and perform a range of customized spa services. They soften faces, deep-cleanse pores, and slough of dead cells during customized facials; sometimes scouring or soothing the skin with an additional enzyme deep cleanse, warm stones, or anti-aging collagen. They also ease muscle tension with six massage modalities such as deep tissue, warm stone, and reflexology; and scrub clients from head to toe using salt and sugar rubs, and wraps made from natural dead sea mud or Paradisius—a blend of ground fruit and flower extracts.
It isn't every day that a licensed massage therapist gets to work during a rock concert. Jasmine McKenzie had just that opportunity when she gave much-needed kneads to performing artists and crew members at the Rock on the Range music festival. She's also accustomed to the refined ambiance at the Scioto Country Club, where she previously practiced techniques ranging from deep-tissue and hot-stone massage to neuromuscular therapy and pregnancy massage.
Between her experience and education?a bachelor's degree in health and wellness and training at the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage?Jasmine's talents have brought her many unique client experiences. Now at her own practice, she continues to wield her massage talents against ailments such as back pain and injuries caused by athletic exertion or fist bumps that have gone horribly wrong.
The skin experts at Olga?s Well-Being Spa at Salon Loft spruce up faces with products that look after both the vitality of skin and the health of the planet by using plant-based extracts and clean-clinical lines with paraben, phthalate, sulfate, and petroleum-free ingredients. With these products, they rejuvenate faces during facials and whisk away unwanted hair during body sugaring or waxing treatments.
Brigitta Moskova started her medical education in her homeland of Estonia, studying a range of disciplines and discovering firsthand the healing effects of acupuncture. Now, with a degree from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine and an acupuncturist's license pinned to the wall with needles, Brigitta treats a wide array of conditions with traditional Eastern techniques at 12 Meridians Acupuncture. Her passion for natural medicine also inspires her to hold educational talks on such topics as trigger-point therapy, balancing hormones, and weight loss.
Dr. John Moore was already a licensed massage therapist when he earned his chiropractic degree, with honors, from Life Chiropractic College West in 1994. As an intern, he earned an excellence in care award and a magna cum laude distinction. He further honed his skills with postgraduate work in applied kinesiology and sports chiropractic before founding Amerihealth Chiropractic & Wellness. Today, in addition to treating headaches, joint pain, disc problems, and other conditions, Dr. Moore serves as president of the Central Ohio Chiropractic Association (COCA).
Dr. Moore leads Amerihealth Chiropractic & Wellness' team, which includes case managers, rehab specialists, and a licensed acupuncturist. The wellness professionals administer chiropractic care, massage therapy, and rehabilitation treatments that help people overcome pain and get back to their normal lives as Parisian mimes.