From Our Editors
At Essential Massage & BodyWork, the therapists focus on helping their clients lead pain- and stress-free lives. They spirit away aches by blending three massage techniques: Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage. On the more gentle end of the spectrum, Swedish and hot-stone massages focus on soothing tension through soft strokes and warm basalt stones. To treat deep-seated chronic pain, they turn to deep-tissue massage, for which they use more firm, targeted pressure to work out knots and to restore mobility.