Giving yourself a massage, like throwing yourself a surprise birthday party or asking for your own hand in marriage, is a surefire disappointment. Leave kneading to the knowledgeable with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a couple’s massage package at Advanced Wellness Centre (a $180 total value). The package includes:
- 90-minute acupressure massage workshop for two (an $80 value)
- 30-minute relaxation massage for two (a $100 value)<p>
The practitioners and chiropractors at Advanced Wellness Centre oust stress and relax muscles with gentle, holistic treatments including massage therapy. Led by specialists Cherina Sparks and Dr. Pfaff—a chiropractor versed in neurological pain relief and translation of telegrams sent to the brain by muscle knots—the acupressure massage workshop imparts deep-tissue techniques that partners apply to one another. Couple also receive a voucher for a massage at a later date, with tandems slipping further into relaxation as massage therapists soften sinews with 30 minutes of soothing strokes performed in a private treatment room adorned in whimsical touches such as framed Dr. Seuss illustrations. Workshops require reservations via phone or skywriting, and take place between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays or between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Advanced Wellness Centre
The staff at Advanced Wellness Centre aim to use their talents for everything from simple relaxation to assuaging chronic pain. Patients pull in to a parking spot before making themselves at home amid the yellow walls of a white Victorian house’s first-floor suite. After a consultation concerning medical and human-cannonballing history, visitors can take advantage of holistic services that range from nutritional guidance to acupuncture.
Centretown - Downtown
200 Metcalfe St.
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1P7