$35 for a 60-Minute Ashiatsu Bar-Therapy Treatment at Ard Working Hands Massage ($70 Value)

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A sore back is often the result of days spent hunching over keyboards or playing catch with wet bags of flour. Get back in the game with this Groupon.

$35 for an Ashiatsu Bar-Therapy Treatment ($70 Value)

During this 60-minute treatment, a licensed therapist uses overhead parallel bars to balance on the patient's back, using bare feet to soothe away tension and penetrate knots deep within the muscles. Based on Eastern techniques, ashiatsu massage uses deep-compression effleurage to help ease chronic back pain.

Ard Working Hands Massage

A trip to Kelly Ard’s studio, located inside Fortier Chiropractic, reveals a lone massage table in the center of a private room decorated with Asian-inspired artwork. An upward glance reveals Kelly’s secret weapons: four parallel bars suspended from the ceiling. This unconventional setup allows Kelly to put her hands and feet to work during deeply relaxing massages. The bars help her balance as she uses her feet and heels to apply extra-deep pressure during ashiatsu and Ashi-Thai massage. In addition to specialty modalities, she also performs traditional styles such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage.

Fully licensed and certified (LMT #12074), Kelly received more than 500 hours of classroom instruction in the areas of anatomy, physiology, and pathology as a massage-therapy student at Lane Community College and has personally performed more than 2,500 hours of massage. Though clients may enjoy the serenity and seclusion of her studio, Kelly also travels to perform chair massages at local business, organizations, and furniture warehouses that sell stressed-out chairs.

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    Albany

    220 5th Ave. SW

    Albany, Oregon 97321

    541-936-2559

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In a Nutshell

Using an overhead bar, a therapist balances on a client's back and kneads deep knots with bare feet during a deep-tissue ashiatsu massage

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Expires Sep 11th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 12hr cancellation notice or fee up to 1/2 of Groupon price may apply. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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