Massage helps relieve aches caused by old sports injuries or a habit of entering buildings by motorcycling through the window. Rev up the relaxation with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $80 for two 60-minute massages (a $160 value)
- $100 for two 60-minute sessions of active isolated stretching (a $200 value)
After a consultation to identify recurring pains, a massage expert customizes a series of pressures and kneads to address sore spots and dispenses guidelines for reducing discomfort in the future. Alternatively, sessions of active isolated stretching guide patrons through stretches that contract muscles for no more than two seconds at a time. These focused movements can enhance range of motion and flexibility in formerly stiff or injured areas.
Matt DeMichele, CT #5135
Shadow and Trees Massage Therapy
The word meditation typically calls to mind a feeling of stillness and solitude. Matt DeMichele, however, believes in a shared meditative experience—one that takes place in the muscles as well as the mind. For him, massage is "meditation-in-motion," a way to acknowledge and address the tensions that have restricted one's potential. Since graduating from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and earning his certification in therapeutic massage and bodywork, Matt has hoped to build this awareness in others and act as a conduit for their body's healing.
Each appointment at Shadow and Trees Massage Therapy begins with an in-depth evaluation. Matt logs information on his clients' recurring aches to better customize a mix of modalities, often blending elements of Swedish, orthopedic, and myofascial massage. Having studied with Aaron Mattes, founder of the active-isolated-stretching method, Matt also leads muscles through short, specific stretches to boost their range of motion. A combination of his active isolated stretching and massage can help combat the effects of past injuries, encouraging ease of movement without smearing elbow joints with grease.