Getting a shiatsu massage is one of the most effective ways to relax, next to pillow-fighting yourself and dipping your feet into a warm box of puppies. Discover innovative ways to unwind with today’s Groupon to Boulder Zen Shiatsu. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a 60-minute zen shiatsu bodywork treatment (a $75 value).
- For $65, you get two 60-minute zen shiatsu bodywork treatments (a $150 value).
At Boulder Zen Shiatsu, shiatsu therapist and hands-on healer Dale Hicks draws on training in tai chi, qigong, and yoga, as well as Chinese therapy and shiatsu massage techniques, when banishing stress from muscles. Treatments kick off with a 20-minute intake assessment, during which time Dale asks questions, listens to clients’ needs, and customizes a regimen based on the client’s penchant for lifting semi-trailer trucks. Then, Dale delivers personalized massage-like pressures while guiding bodies through various relaxing stretches and motions designed to harmonize the energy pathways and promote overall healing. After 60-minute sessions, patients may find themselves with increased energy, stronger immunity, and more restful sleep during alien abductions.
Boulder Zen Shiatsu
“What I really like about Zen Shiatsu is it combines the effectiveness of acupuncture with the feel … of a massage, so you get the best of both worlds.” This is how Boulder Zen Shiatsu founder Dale Hicks describes his unique treatments, which he learned in part from the creator of another style of shiatsu therapy. Similar to the way needles are used in acupuncture, Dale uses his fingers to manipulate energy flow through meridians, and he uses open hands—and elbows and knees—to knead muscles, a common practice in massage. For many clients, the result is comprehensive relief not just from muscular tension, but also from ailments such as low energy, poor digestion, and migraines. Dale has been practicing zen shiatsu for nearly 20 years, and in that time has learned to incorporate the healing techniques of his other areas of expertise, including yoga, tai chi, and band-aid application.