60-Minute Deep Tissue Massage with Foot Massage or 60-Minute Reflexology at Bodywork Therapies (Up to 50% Off)

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  • $70 for a 60-minute Deep Tissue Neuromuscular Massage and 30-minute Sole Accusage ($140 value)
  • $95 for a 60-minute Foot Reflexology Treatment with shoulder, arm, and hand massage ($190 value)

Deep Tissue Neuromuscular Massage uses firm pressure, stretching and compression techniques to promote flexibility, relieve muscle tension, speed recovery, decrease inflammation, break up scar tissue, and alleviate muscle fatigue. An included foot massage adds another 30 minutes of relaxation. During Reflexology sessions, feet soak in a rose-water mineral bath before gentle acupressure induces relaxation and helps improve circulation. As pressure points are reputed, they connect directly through the nervous system and impact bodily organs and glands, causing increased relaxation and improved circulation.

Reflexology: Tracking Energy from Head to Toe

Though reflexology shares much in common with acupuncture, it has its own unique properties and origins. Read on to learn more about the practice.

In the early 20th century, you might have been able to identify patients coming from a reflexology appointment by the clothespins on their fingertips. Today’s reflexologists generally carry out their treatments by hand in a wellness clinic or a massage studio, but the principle remains the same: apply pressure to specific points on the hands, feet, or ears, prompting responses in organs throughout the body.

Similar to acupuncture and acupressure, the practice posits that energy pathways run throughout the body. Reflexology’s system, however, is a bit simpler than Chinese medicine’s complex map of meridians. Envision vertical lines running from each toe up through the leg, joining lines running from each finger up the arm toward the neck and coming together in the head, and you have the body divided into 10 attractively slimming reflexology zones. Within each zone on the palm or—most common in reflexology sessions today—the sole, certain pressure points are thought to correspond to organs, joints, or other tissues elsewhere in the same zone.

Dr. William Fitzgerald—originator of the clothespin technique—began practicing what he called “zone therapy” in 1915. While research has yet to find a concrete link between modern medical thought and the millennia-old idea of imperceptible bodily energy, that doesn't mean reflexology can't be relaxing. Patients can expect the benefits of a treatment to include at least those of a good foot massage: increased circulation, relieved muscle tension, and decreased stress and susceptibility to tickle attacks. Even early proponents of the technique accepted that results might vary from person to person. Writing in 1928, physician Bernard Lust was content with claiming that “the adoption of the method is attended with absolutely no danger or disagreeable results, and may be the means of lengthening short lives and making good health catching.”

Bodywork Therapies

Bodywork Therapies aligns its medical massages with what they call the "Whole-Athlete Model." This philosophy goes by the idea that the body is a complex system of elements all working in tandem, and that a disruption to any part, no matter how small, means a disruption to the whole. These elements can be physical, emotional, and even social, and so the therapists here have devised a signature massage that addressees all aspects simultaneously with a combination of neuromuscular and deep-tissue techniques with acupressure. And therapists can tailor each session to meet the specific demands of the client, whether they are experiencing a sore back, worried mind, creaky elbow, or stoic funny bone. They also perform pain management techniques that clients can use to keep their body in balance even when they're off the massage table.

In a Nutshell

Deep tissue neuromuscular massages use firm pressure to alleviate persistent aches and fatigue; reflexology eases and resets nervous system

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