As its name would suggest, Thai massage shapes most of the treatments found on Balance Traditional Thai Massage and Spa's menu. Clients can choose traditional sessions that integrate reflexology, stretching, and kneading with the palms, feet, and forearms, or variations that introduce heated herbal compresses or prenatal techniques.
At both locations, sessions are performed in curtained-off areas strewn with colorful duvets and pillows. The waiting rooms help clients find peace with colorful flowers and magazines detailing George Clooney's newfound appreciation for nonmodels.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
4d Bliss strives to be your holistic partner for greater health and wellness. We meet each client where they are on the journey and provide direction and support for their wellness goals. In addition to massage, 4d Bliss offers access to Yoga and Ayurveda, two amazing holistic systems of India.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
4d Bliss was inspired by the want to provide therapeutic and luxurious massage and holistic modalities for clients. There is also great joy in creating community and collaborating with others.
What do you love most about your job?
I really enjoy developing client partnerships and working with the modalities of Massage, Yoga & Ayurveda. I have much gratitude for the opportunity to provide the work that I love to do everyday.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"David has a calm, pleasant energy which is well suited to bodywork and healing. His touch and entire manner of working is respectful and professional; he has good pressure, a nice quality of touch, appropriate communication, and the ability to address the problem areas and integrate the full body."
In a city with no shortage of massage salons, it can be a little difficult to stand out. So MassagePanda got rid of the salon altogether. Instead, its handpicked therapists deliver on-demand massages in the same way you might order up a taxi or groceries. Wherever folks need some relaxation or pain relief, they can just pull up the MassagePanda app and order from a menu of different treatments. At the appointed time, a licensed, insured, and background-checked therapist arrives at their location with the necessary massage table, sheets, and oils.
Brides-to-be, for example, can order a Swedish massage at the hotel to relax before the big day. Athletes can get a sports massage to stretch out their muscles after a big game. Former presidents can enjoy a deep-tissue massage to work out tension after a lengthy term. The service can even turn a lazy night at home into a romantic spa experience thanks to 90-minute couples massages.
Paule-Dominique Anneheim, a certified massage therapist and owner of Voilà La Familia, eases muscle pain with techniques customized to the needs of men, women, and infants. Since she was 17 years old and living in Marseille, Paule-Dominique has been working with both healthy and disabled youngsters. She went on to become a children’s massage instructor and expert on wooden-block ergonomics before moving to Tahiti to help open a clinic. The experienced massage therapist now brings gentle kneads and Swedish massage techniques to bear against tension and pain in private rooms speckled with colorful orchids. Oil infused with vitamin E steeps skin in moisture and prevents stretch marks, and the therapist's expertise in pediatric, prenatal, and postpartum massage allows her to soothe mothers stressed by pregnancy and little ones stressed by investigations into what the cow says.
Before she was an acupuncturist and massage therapist, Samantha Hodges was an athlete. While she was competing in trail runs, triathlons, and equestrian competitions, she suffered from various injuries. In addition to being treated with traditional medicine, she used acupuncture and massage to alleviate her pain and shorten her healing time. Inspired by these healing therapies, she earned her master's degree in traditional Chinese medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, attended acupuncture school where she took Swedish massage classes and became certified in Tui Na massage, and opened Personal Best Acupuncture & Massage. Here, Samantha offers acupuncture and massage as well as Chinese herbal therapies and tui na treatments, among other modalities.
Project Zen aims to provide a serene sanctuary where clients can complement Western medicinal regimes with Eastern healing practices that coordinate internal harmony with preventative massage services. Stepping inside the spa, clients will notice its rich red tapestries and bright gold pillows, which exude an opulence matched only by drinking red wine out of a solid gold sippy cup. Project Zen, like its sister spa in Thailand, pampers patrons and aims to improve their overall wellness with treatments such as Japanese shiatsu, a brand of acupressure involving languid thumb, palm, knee, and feet strokes. In addition, an in-house line of bath and body products blended from coconut oil and flowers are used during deep-tissue and Swedish massages.