Monica Foster, the owner and operator of Massage Associates, runs her full-time therapeutic practice with a crew of highly trained licensed massage therapists. Together, they work to restore range of motion to struggling muscles and purge stress and pain from overtaxed bodies. As a state-approved educator and licensed therapist herself, Foster knows the value of a variety of massage modalities, including hot-stone or deep-tissue bodywork, which can access aches and pains in lower-layer muscles. The practice’s specialty is structural-integration massage, which can unwind long-held patterns of strain with deep, slow myofascial manipulations and education about how to care for sore, stressed muscles. After luxuriating with a custom massage, clients are also free to browse retail products such as Biofreeze, flaxseed heat packs, and tiny cats bred as portable massage therapists.