From left, Karen Abel and Jennifer Washington blend both therapy
and relaxation in their massage programs.
One of life's pleasures is getting a massage. But what if a massage is more than just a relaxing, tension-free hour? what if it's really therapy designed to make you feel renewed, energized and free from pain?
Karen Abel and Jennifer Washington, partners in Island Therapeutics in Holmes Beach, are massage therapists dedicated to blending both therapy and relaxation in their massage programs. A year ago, they opened their mini space providing a place where clients can take advantage of their customized treatment services designed to their specific needs.
Able, a native of Winnipeg, Canada, has lived in Florida for 16 years six years as a massage therapist on Anna Maria. She has been a personal trainer and holistic lifestyle coach and has a total of 18 years in the wellness industry.
Washington is a native of Florida and has been a massage therapist for five years. Also, she is a former personal trainer and nutritional coach working in the wellness industry for 10 years. Washington also serves on the board of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Both women believe in the benefits of therapeutic massage and its ability to change the structure of the body and help it to heal. A therapeutic massage has longer lasting results since it addresses the source of the problem that is causing you pain. Arthritis, back pain pre-and post-surgery, shoulder and neck pain and chronic headaches can be helped through a therapeutic massage. In addition, Island Therapeutics offers scar tissue treatment.
Other services available are Swedish massage, neuromuscular therapy, aromatherapy, myofascial release, sports massage all with the use of therapeutic grade essential oils. Washington also specializes in cranialsacral.
And not unusual for people who want to help others, Abel maintains a blog (www.floridabeachestotheberingsea.com) dedicated to honoring the legacy of military personnel serving in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. This is a passion of hers originating with her grandfather, who was a flyer for the Royal Canadian Air force. Her involvement has taken her all over the country providing a platform where The Greatest Generation can tell their stories.
Island Therapeutics' goal is to find the best massage and therapeutic modalities for their clients resulting in a blend of therapy and relaxation. Able and Washington will work with you to help you achieve an overall feeling of wellbeing with renewed energy and less pain. Give yourself a boost for the new year with the help of Island Therapeutics.
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