Therapists Carolyn Strahan and Beth Stammen both honed their massage talents at Gateway Technical College, where under the tutelage of highly trained teachers, they learned muscular anatomy, pressure tolerance, and how to open a pickle jar with one finger. Now anyone can seek their skills at the Massageville studio in Florence. In the comfort of a private room, they perform circulation-inducing Swedish strokes, sports therapy, or firmer deep-tissue pressure to help alleviate tension and muscle aches. Hot stones and scalp massages
also work to maximize relaxation.
Licensed massage therapist Deborah Hunter's massages are so revitalizing, they might make you want to take her everywhere you go. That was especially true for one client, who loved her treatments so much that she flew her out to Tuscany to provide massages for her house guests. This effect might be due to the fact that her skills in the art of bodywork combine with a natural intuition, thanks to her social-work experience. She uses that dual knowledge to ease customers' aches and knead away stress during Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Fragrant aromatherapy oils bolster relaxation without attracting bees, and hot towels melt tension from muscles.
As a medical aesthetician, Julie Kline has trained under award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Dayan, where she learned advanced skincare techniques and ways to get the most out of the products she uses. She helps her clients fight the signs of aging with microdermabrasion treatments, microcurrent therapies, and chemical peels. For gents, she performs men's facials that ward off razor burn. Julie is also a certified permanent-makeup artist, which allows her to apply indelible cosmetics to those with sensitivities to traditional makeup or faint features due to medical conditions.
An appointment at Stream Point Wellness isn't about just taking an hourlong respite out of your day. It's about making a commitment to improve your overall wellbeing, whether that's by easing a chronic ailment with acupuncture, building physical strength in a yoga class, or centering the mind during qi gong. Among the center's main offerings, massage therapy offers
treatment for a variety of physical ailments
and nutritional coaching aims to get at the root of food issues.
Seasons Light Therapy's team of aestheticians harnesses the restorative powers of noninvasive light to tone tired faces and banish skin discoloration. The succinct menu boasts LumiLift treatments, also known as nonsurgical face-lifts, during which strobes of pulsating light and micronized currents travel deep into the dermis to stimulate collagen production and tighten slack muscles without stern reprimands. Clients can also settle under the LumiFacial's Soli-Tone wraparound panel, which, like a malfunctioning rainbow, emits four different colors of healing light. Taking in these vibrant rays has been shown to reduce the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and acne. Microdermabrasion treatments also target these epidermal symptoms, smoothing over skin with fine sprays of exfoliating mineral crystals.
At Sino Acupressure, Rong Fan draws on more than 10 years of pain-ousting experience to soothe clients' sore muscles. Within the studio's sunny yellow walls, the ABMP-certified massage therapist tweaks various therapeutic methods to create unique bodywork sessions for each client. These include long, flowing Swedish strokes and firm, deep-tissue pressure, as well as less common meridian and acupressure techniques, depending on specific needs. To give the relaxation a boost, Rong can incorporate soothing extras, such as hot stones or aromatherapy oils.