At Healing Arts Massage Clinic, the study of massage therapy goes far beyond simple classroom work and hands-on practice. Here, instructors train the next generation of therapists using a multi-point mission statement, which lists goals including technological advancement, personal growth, and empathetic intuition alongside traditional lessons. Whether they're studying sports and rehab techniques, Eastern modalities, or traditional spa massages, students emerge well-rounded and ready to treat any client's concerns. This multifaceted training regimen also shines through in the clinic's massages; performed by the students themselves, each bodywork session soothes aching muscles while simultaneously helping aspiring therapists hone their craft
When she's trying to make someone relax, massage therapist Jenny Henderson doesn't stop at a simple Swedish, sports, or hot-stone massage. She supplements most of these treatments with sweet-smelling aromatherapy, plus optional add-ons. Two of these—a scented foot bath and reflexology treatments—pamper the feet. The remaining treatment, cupping, can stimulate circulation and the flow of lymph fluid using suction. For clients who prefer a less firm sports massage, Jenny also leads stretching-only sessions, which help them to become flexible enough to snap a football to themselves.
In her years as a massage therapist, 23rd and J owner Teresa Vega has not only perfected her technique, but she's honed her own signature massage style. She puts an extra-relaxing spin on modalities such as reflexology, hot-stone, Thai, and deep-tissue massage—Teresa complements every session with a bubbly footbath, a salt scrub, and hot towels. Outside of her massage offerings, Teresa also uses tattoo ink and a steady, artful hand to apply permanent eyeliner, lip liner, lipstick, and brow makeup. She'll even add a sassy beauty mark, or draw a pair of glasses so clients always look smart.
Certified massage therapist Natasha K. Apiag brings her expertise to every massage she performs at Enlighten Bodhi Spa. A versatile practitioner, she offers a wide range of massage modalities, from relaxing Swedish treatments to zesty aromatherapy massages.
Family Spa is a place for the entire family to enjoy. Chair massages, along with foot and body massages are offered. Though the techniques may be simple, the result revitalizes the body and energizes the mind. Combine both a foot and body massage for a completely relaxing experience. Oil massages are available as well. For feet that need extra attention, try foot reflexology treatment. Guests enter Family Spa to find a soothing autumn color palette complete with accents of nature and candles to begin the relaxation of the senses. Then, the massage completes the rest. Stop by during the day or after work to get a weekly massage, keeping the body ready for the next week. Specials and more information are available on Family Spa’s website.
Signature Service: Deep-tissue and sports massage
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Come prepared to relax, find relief and take some time for yourself in this busy world.