Ensconced in a private room, a woman takes a deep breath and slowly exhales as warm bamboo transmit heat to her muscles, melting away the tension built up between her shoulders. As she slips into a state of profound relaxation, a trained therapist blends Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofascial-release techniques to untangle her most tightly wound knots. They also offer Mu-Xing bamboo therapy, which allows therapists to use warm bamboo and rosewood tools to work deeper and deliver a full body deep tissue massage.
Such a scene is a daily reality at A Balanced Life Massage, where 18 massage therapists team up to alleviate muscles sore from the workday rigors of sitting in office chairs or riding the break room’s mechanical bull. Their massage center is built on the basis of professional massage services without the fancy robes, manicures, and expensive notions of some day spas. Simply tell your therapist what ails you during a 15-minute presession consultation; together, you can craft a custom massage that pays specific attention to your treatment goals and problem areas.