The art of massage was invented by a roaming tribe of virtuosic limbo dancers that found that backrubs allowed the dancers to relax after stressful dance-offs and to stop walking around with their heads bent back to their knees. Unwind like the dance masters of yore with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a 75-minute massage and acupuncture combo from Alternative Approach Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage in Colchester (an $85 value). Alternative Approach’s pain-slaying warriors Elizabeth and Mark Cahill subdue cantankerous musculature using therapeutic massage and acupuncture. Elizabeth, a licensed massage therapist, possesses preternatural palpation skills that enable rapid detection and annihilation of knots and trapezius-dwelling trolls. As a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist, Mark bridges the age-old divide between hands and needles. The treatment begins with 30 minutes of calculated kneads and strain-shredding strokes that compel physical tension to melt faster than an ice-cream cake participating in a Bikram-yoga class. Tiny pressure-deflating needles then festoon physiques during the 45-minute acupuncture session. Bodies leave Alternative Approach with a renewed exuberance that generally results in ABBA sing-a-longs and slow-motion runs through daisy-filled meadows.
Alternative Approach Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage
At Alternative Approach Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage, Mark treats patients with ancient Chinese medicine while Elizabeth finds and finesses painful muscular knots. The husband-and-wife team collaborate to blend acupuncture and massage therapy to ease stress levels, ease muscle aches, and help rehabilitate from specific injuries. Mark also offers specific acupuncture programs for smoking cessation and weight loss while Elizabeth treats children with special needs through specialized pediatric massage techniques.
79C Norwich Ave.
Colchester, Connecticut 06415Get Directions