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Carl Cortes—who grew up in Hawaii and studied and practiced massage therapy for more than two decades in North Carolina—has literally spanned oceans to bring patients his healing touch. Cortes doles out massage and bodywork sessions in secluded rooms, where clients can unwind to faint background music and rest on a cozy massage table. He strives to mend rigid muscles throughout the body, from back pain acquired from tossing and turning at night to neck strain acquired from preferring a front-row seat at the movie theater. In addition to alleviating many chronic ailments with the power of massage, Cortes also practices alternative holistic therapies, such as The LifeLine Technique, which focuses on using the subconscious mind to heal the body.