Inaccessible to the hands, back musculature often falls prey to freeloading "kick me" signs and hitchhiking parrots. Liberate a beleaguered back with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a 60-minute Swedish, deep-tissue, or therapeutic massage (a $60 value) plus a massage add-on (a $10 value) at A Servant’s Hands (a $70 total value).
The talented team of relaxation chefs at A Servant’s Hands kneads and rubs sore muscular tissue into a stress-free pudding. Peace-seekers can spend a full hour undergoing one of three muscle tune-ups on the soft table, under the soft lights, beside a soft-jazz saxophonist. A classic full-body massage, the Swedish technique uses long, kneading strokes to promote relaxation and ease muscle tension. Like the residents of Atlantis, the deep-tissue massage reaches depths unknown to the Swedish, applying more direct and concentrated pressure on specific muscle groups in order to help to eradicate deeply rooted tension. Rejuvenation is the main game of the studio's therapeutic massage, which applies firm pressure to muscles using methods such as trigger-point therapy, deep-tissue massage, and strategic voodoo-doll poking.
Massaged muscles also earn the rights to one of two massage add-ons. The myofascial release negotiates the liberation of tension from the soft connective tissues in order to restore balance to the body. Alternatively, neuromuscular therapy manipulates soft tissue in hopes of improving movement, function, and chances of winning the contract to run the lottery. Each visit begins with a casual interview so that massage therapists can better understand each patient's health history and goals for the massage.
A Servants Hands Massage Therapy
Licensed Massage Therapist David Lies treats patients for various ailments. Some suffer from neck and back soreness, others are allergic to pollen or good posture. The clinic treats all of its clients with healing bodywork techniques. Inside the earth-toned suite, David employs long-flowing Swedish strokes, leaving clients relaxed and refreshed, or helps relieve chronic pain using firm deep-tissue pressure. In special cases, David may focus on specific appendages, as during foot massages that quiet barking dogs, which are easily mesmerized by the subtle hand motions.