Brooke Riglin, owner of Karmady Yoga & Massage LLC, is extremely hands-on with her business. Of the 41 weekly yoga classes held at her newly opened studio, Brooke teaches more than 30. Every one of these classes is open to everyone, because Brooke helps her students modify each pose to fit their ability levels and specific goals. In addition to yoga, the studio offers nine different types of massage, each of which is administered by a professional, certified massage therapist who is a former pro thumb wrestler.
At Body Works by Vickie., owner Vickie Rush helps clients detoxify and rejuvenate their bodies with alternative therapies, such as rehabilitative percussor treatments, infrared body wraps, and ion-charged footbaths designed to draw out heavy metals, chemicals, unwanted acids, and unassimilated fats. Vickie hunts for unwelcome items lurking in the body, such as parasites, chemicals, yeast, and gummy bears that refuse to come out of hibernation. The treatments that ensue may help reduce chronic pain, brighten mood, boost immunity to disease, and slim physiques.
Spa2Geaux delivers spa relaxing massages, tanning, and makeup services directly to customers. Isabella Montufar, the spa's owner, travels to offices, homes, and hotels to administer a variety of massages, including deep-tissue, Thai, and Swedish massages. She also specializes in airbrush makeup and spray tans, which leave skin looking flawless from head to toe.
Amy Robertson began her studies at the Heartwood Institute, where she earned a dual degree in advanced massage therapy and somatic studies. But her education didn't end there. In fact, it didn't end at all—Amy continues to immerse herself in massage and healing arts, staying abreast of new techniques for soothing muscles and minds.
The span of her efforts is visible on Pura Vida Massage Therapy's service menu. From Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massages to Thai and Swedish massage, Amy's specialties reflect the global reaches of her studies. And then there's the Reiki sessions, the prenatal massages, and the sports massages, perfect for athletes trying to relieve overworked limbs or fold down to baseball-card size. In addition to her massage services, Amy also conducts mind-body coaching sessions for stress reduction and better balance.