Signature Service: Massage therapy for injury recovery or relaxation
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 9
Pro Tip: Massage Therapy can be an invaluable part of injury recovery. It is also a fabulous way to relax.
Q&A with Kassia Arbabi, Massage Therapist
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
The office is located in a beautiful old building overlooking the Thomas Center gardens.
Natural light, beautiful wood floors, and tasteful art make this space a delight to receive massage in.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I've always known that I want to help people. When I discovered how much I enjoy connecting with and helping people through touch, I knew I'd found my home in the health and wellness industry.
Massages don't always require a table. At her studio inside Treetop Massage, licensed massage therapist and certified Thai massage practitioner Nina Lombardo begins each session by asking clients to lie down on a padded floor mat. She then combines elements of yoga, acupressure, and massage to guide recipients through stretches and compressions that decrease aches and anxiety.
Optional Thai herbal bundles further soothe the senses with hot or cold temperatures intermingled with inviting aromas such as turmeric and ginger. Nina also frequently partners with her teacher, Ariela Grodner, for double-practitioner massages, an easier alternative to scouring the world for a four-armed massage therapist.
Elena Chavez tailors each massage to address what ails. The licensed therapist brings modalities together inside her eponymous studio, creating individualized treatments with a therapeutic framework and a larger focus on balance. Her massages can address pain, muscle tension, or stress.
In addition to being the body's structural support system, feet, many believe, are the remote controls for the entire body. In other words, certain pressure points on the soles correspond to various organs and glands in the body, much like buttons on that TV clicker correspond to various picture settings and inexplicable "motion interpolation" options. And if they're manipulated in just the right way, those foot zones may potentially create physiological changes that can help reduce stress, improve circulation, and foster overall wellbeing. Fortunately, Katy Castronovo is a remote control master, putting her reflexology certification and massage license to use lovingly pushing just the right buttons to improve health and usher in deep states of relaxation during soothing foot massages.
Firm in the belief that fitness is for everyone, Wellness Medical Consultants recognizes that the meaning of fitness varies from person to person. It also acknowledges many of the obstacles that people encounter on their path to wellness. This can be seen in its nuanced approach to educating, supporting, and guiding others on this journey. With seated exercise classes, it makes fitness attainable to seniors who have trouble with mobility. Its Zumba classes give individuals an outlet to socialize while channeling their inner Shakira. And educational classes address issues like obesity and diabetes, helping people navigate their way to a healthier lifestyle.
Martial arts at Gainesville's Chikarakogeki Karate and Judo is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the studio.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this studio.
These kickboxing classes feature a variety of kickboxing and cardio moves, keeping you aware and focused.
If you're looking to become an expert at MMA, check out these mixed martial arts classes.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.