From Our Editors
The massage therapists at the Angie's List Super Service Award Winner Body for Life, share a few things in common: nimble fingers, open minds, and a belief that massage can be so much more than simply another way to relax. Citing examples that date back to 460 BC, they maintain that massage can help prevent sports injuries, soothe chronic and debilitating pains, and even lessen ailments such as headaches. They back up these assertions with six different types of massage therapy, each one tailored to treat a specific condition. Sports massages, as the name implies, focus on the muscular groups used most while sprinting down the field or ripping the referee’s red card in half. Swedish and deep-tissue massages, on the other hand, use alternating degrees of pressure to quell tension and stimulate circulation. As if these massages weren’t enough, the therapists can complement each with body care in the form of an exfoliating scrub, a soothing dip in paraffin wax, or a collagen treatment that tightens the skin around the eyes.