From more than 80 locations nationwide, the therapists of Elements Therapeutic Massage performed more than 400,000 massages in 2011. The deft team continues their pursuit of pampering by performing comprehensive consultations before every service. Once health concerns have been highlighted, therapists ameliorate stress by applying the client's desired level of pressure and avoiding any and all knock-knock-joke attempts. Though all of the therapists are well-versed in Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, some are also familiar with prenatal, sports, hot-stone, or trigger-point modalities.
Apex Medical & Wellness's medical doctors, chiropractors, and nurse practitioners work together to treat problems such as fibromyalgia, migraines, and injuries resulting from car accidents. They might use spinal-decompression treatments to create space between vertebral discs and alleviate pinched nerves, or Supartz injections to assuage knee or shoulder pain. They can also combat migraines with the Tx360 migraine treatment and help relieve chronic back pain with physical medicine.
More than a dozen hair and beauty experts ply their trade at Alley Cats Salon, and among them is Reanon Casillo, manager of the aesthetics department. Well versed in theories of skincare and facial harmony, Reanon's skills are not just limited to pore cleansing and brow shaping—she also deftly unties knots in tense muscles during relaxing massage sessions and unblocks energy pathways that have become stricken with logjams during holistic acupuncture sessions.
When it comes to helping others relax, Shaunte D. Strong pulls double duty. When she’s not unwinding kinked muscles at Massage Envy, the nationally certified licensed massage therapist also takes on clients through her own business, Indulgence. No matter the venue, Shaunte alleviates discomfort associated with everyday stress through Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal modalities. Her rehabilitative massage reduces scar tissue after surgery or trauma, and her sports-massage techniques help to improve range of motion and heal athletic injuries incurred during particularly involved victory dances. Clients looking for further indulgence may purchase Shaunte's staycation package: a two-hour treatment—performed in patrons' homes or at the studio—that includes a facial, exfoliating foot treatment, massage, and light refreshments.
The licensed massage therapists at New Beginnings Massage Therapy soothe stressed physiques with a full menu of massage modalities. Therapists calibrate the amount of pressure to please each back, working over muscles with the techniques of standard Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone treatments or specialized prenatal, reflexology, and cranial massages. The staff also promotes healthy skin with paraffin-wax dips for the hands and feet, sugar scrubs, and seaweed body wraps for homesick mermaids.
In addition to enlivening bodies with a sense of well-being, New Beginnings Massage Therapy also inspires joy by raising support for the Down Syndrome Association.
Body-wrap use dates back to ancient Egypt, where they were used to detoxify, remove excess fat and tissue fluid, restore minerals, and acquire an attractive figure for mummy season. After a core-coddling cocooning, The Body Wrap's clients are guaranteed to experience a loss of 6–20 inches while detoxifying their bodies—resulting in a svelte figure that easily shimmies into packed elevators and tucks behind trees during hide-and-seek. An express facial tops off the treatment with skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, and toning of the ol' skull mask. An initial wrap session takes about two hours to complete and requires some preparatory steps to achieve optimal results.