Signature Service: Deep-tissue, couples or duo, chair massage
Brands Used: Biotone and Biofreeze, as well as plant therapy, bamboo sticks, and hot stones
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Wear comfy clothes, remove your jewelry, and turn your cell phone off.
Q&A with April Hassell, Massage Therapist
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
Hot stone massage is also popular because of how warm the stones are—and how cold it is in Wisconsin. It's a great way to heat the body up again and escape the chilly weather.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
My studio also houses many hairstylists and beauty professionals, which means my clients can have a whole day of pampering, if they like.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
It happened when I was 21. I just enjoyed massage, because doing what you love doesn't feel like work.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I think healthy living is the best way to go. Get a regular massage and be good to your body.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I'm a compassionate therapist who believes that massage can benefit everyone. No matter what your lifestyle, level of fitness or occupation, massage can offer stress relief and health benefits in a natural and safe way.
Clients and their needs are my number one priority!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Massage offers a non-invasive, all inclusive, natural way to deal with health related issues. Being able to spend an hour with a client, relieve their pain, or take away some stress is an incredibly rewarding and humbling experience.
What do you love most about your job?
Creating change! When a client walks in and tells me about how stressful or how painful their lives have been, and an hour later they get off the table and tell me they feel like they are floating! I am honored to be a part of their decision to make their health and wellness a priority!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"I haven't felt this good in years!" I also appreciate a good snore! I know a client is completely at ease and in a deep state of relaxation when they are able to fall asleep on my table.
The meteoric growth of Massage Envy has led to more than 800 spa locations and a healthy share of limelight from printed media buzz to promotions on
The Ellen DeGeneres Show and
The Doctors . Its experts have kneaded more than 50 million backs using modalities that range from the gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage. Although the spa treats a wealth of clients, each Massage Envy session is personalized to individual needs. While indulging in prenatal, hot-stone, or trigger-point-therapy massages, clients can also request the soothing mint and rosemary essential oils of aromatherapy or the addition of warming and cooling products that help decrease inflammation and ease pain.
In addition to staffing massage therapists, the spas employ skincare experts who wield Murad products for four kinds of facials. Clients can treat sensitive skin to mild exfoliation or opt for anti-aging facials with glycolic acid before attempting to order off the kids’ menu at a diner.
Ashley Hessom, the owner and head massage therapist at Sacred Heart Bodywork, began her career on the other side of the massage table. Ashley was hit by a car while riding her bicycle and afterwards suffered from chronic pain and migraines, conditions that conventional medicine proved inadequate to treat. She eventually discovered alternative medicine, which helped her find relief from pain and inspired her to learn how to give others the same gift of healing.
And that's just what she strives for at Sacred Heart. With a mixture of empathy, compassion, and technique, Ashley works with each client to relieve their individual afflictions. One notable treatment is transformational bodywork, a treatment completely tailored to each individual, and one that draws from many different modalities to re-align the body and facilitate relief from chronic pain and tension. Raindrop therapy is another of Ashley's specialties, during which, she applies nine different essential oils to the feet and spine, helping to lengthen the spine and flush out dormant viruses and bacteria. For those looking for more traditional relief, Ashley also offers Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot stone massage, the latter of which uses oil lava stones to help melt tension and keep newly lightened spirits from floating off the table.
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Sibelly Aguilar knows a thing or two about movement. Along with a degree in health science, the Brazilian native holds a veritable stockpile of certifications in everything from Pilates to Global Postural Re-education. As if that weren't enough, she
dances Samba and practices Capoeira in her spare time.
That's why she's more than capable of working out entrenched aches, reversing the damage of sports injuries, and helping people stave off future injuries. At her studio, she ousts stress with Swedish massage and sends chronic pain packing with deep-tissue stretches. To keep clients upright, she teaches posture classes that help people decompress—literally—as the nonstrenuous stretches gently stretch the spinal chord, undoing the pains of working a desk job or maintaining the title of World Limbo Champion.