Similar to past tenses, tense backs are related to things that happened a while ago and are incomprehensible to most 5-year-olds. Brush up on the basics of back bliss with today's Groupon to Soothe Massage Therapy in Clive. Choose between the following options:
- For $26, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage (a $65 value).
- For $30, you get a 60-minute deep-tissue massage (a $75 value).
Soothe Massage Therapy's licensed massage therapist, Kate Weeks, nudges knots and melts muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue massage techniques. During a Swedish massage, soothing strokes stretch and lengthen tense sinews, and knuckles knead pernicious back barnacles to ease pain and stress. Deep-tissue massage paints knuckles, elbows, and forearms in warrior camouflage before leading them on a rally against tight myofascial adhesions with slower, deeper strokes on specific areas that are causing pain. Groupon clients can also upgrade massages to 90 minutes—the same amount of time it takes to unravel an ambidextrous sea captain's knot—for an additional $20.
Soothe Massage Therapy
Even as a young girl, Kate had a knack for kneading away stress. Her talent for easing aches and pains—along with her gift for playing piano—even earned her an appropriate nickname: “Magic Hands.” Later in life, after 13 years of working in retail, Kate realized the full potential of this nickname when she shifted gears and began working as a professional massage therapist.
Today, Kate presides over Soothe Massage Therapy, where she prides herself on customizing treatments for each of her clients. “I like to start out by just having a conversation,” she explains before describing how she uses knowledge of a person’s occupation and lifestyle to respond to individual needs. Rather than limit herself to a single modality, Kate relies on Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to soothe nerves and heal shoulders sore from carrying around backpacks or suits of metal armor.
To help her clients relax, Kate has decorated her studio in a soothing, neutral palette. The notes of a piano or classical guitar mingle with the quiet burbling of a fountain as she begins to work her magic, stroking away tension and removing loose change lodged between shoulder blades.