Their specialties: soothing massages and slimming body-contouring treatments
Most unique massage: bamboo fusion, in which the therapist uses smooth, heated bamboo tools to knead tense muscles
How to make any massage even better: add on aromatherapy, a deep muscle treatment, or a warm dip in paraffin wax
Best way to detox and relax at the same time: a session in the infrared sauna, which can help improve circulation, boost the immune system, and relieve stress
For exercise that's both calming and therapeutic: sign up for the wellness center's yoga or Qi Gong classes
All About Massage and Wellness's licensed therapists unburden weary physiques and consciences with a slate of soothing rubdowns performed with eco-friendly products. Six kinds of massages and an online inventory of bath products and lotions help clients experience spa-grade treatments in their own bathtubs as well as the center's two locations. Four types of aromatherapy can compliment massages or infuse lotions with ingredients such as ylang-ylang or eucalyptus; these blends help unwind tense muscles or boost immune systems without having to disguise vitamins in a plate of orzo pasta.
Heather Quear knows that, when it comes to untangling knotted muscles, all you need is a good pair of hands. Kneading Massage's licensed therapist keeps her clients calm and limber with both relaxation and therapeutic massages. Her gliding Swedish techniques, aromatherapy oils, and organic creams dispel accumulated stress, and her deep-tissue and trigger-point massages appease chronic pain or tension with targeted bodywork. In addition to understanding the ins and outs of traditional massage, Heather is also experienced in recalibrating bodily systems with myofascial and Reiki treatments.
The doctors of Burnett Family Chiropractic & Sports Performance were all athletes before they became doctors. They each have an intimate understanding of the demands and tolls of physical exertion and have devoted themselves to helping patients manage and do away with pain. They offer a variety of chiropractic treatments such as hyperbaric therapy and spinal decompression. Med-spa services, including noninvasive laser-lipo treatments and laser hair removal, are also available.
Tricia Gilbert understands relaxation. A board-certified medical massage practitioner, she relieves aches and tension with modalities ranging from soothing Swedish to more therapeutic neuromuscular techniques. But she also promotes wellness with less common styles, such as reflexology, Chinese cupping, and even cellulite-smoothing skinny massage. For evidence of Tricia's knot-untangling skills, look no further than the football field—she attended the Pittsburgh Steelers' training camp to provide rejuvenating sports massages.
The practitioner: Dr. Valerie Nelson—a Board-Certified Naturopathic Doctor
Her other qualifications: Master Herbalist with degree in Certified Nutritional Counseling
Her goal: to help the body to use its own natural healing mechanisms to alleviate pain and promote wellness
Some of the ways she promotes wellness: massage therapy, food-allergy testing, and foot-bath detox