Having sore muscles, like signing a five-year lease or wearing lead socks, makes it difficult to move. Evict tensely wound tenants with today’s Groupon to Alternative Options Massage and Wellness Center in Amherst. Choose from the following options:
- For $32, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage (a $70 value).
- For $42, you get a 60-minute hot-stone massage (a $90 value).
- For $48, you get a 90-minute Swedish massage (a $100 value).
- For $58, you get a 70-minute combination of Swedish and hot-stone massage (a $120 value).<p>
Licensed massage therapists melt muscles and exorcize tautness with therapeutic hot-stone and Swedish massage techniques. During each Swedish massage session, skilled hands knead backs to stimulate circulation and relax muscles, transforming tension into bliss and stress into ornate stressor origami. Hot-stone massages diminish inflammation and flood bodies with relaxation as perfectly placed pebbles radiate heat into specific points and gentle strokes encircle the stones. Those who opt for a combination of the two modalities bask in the fragrance of aromatherapy oils designed to lead clients by the nostrils into muscular nirvana like a gingerbread yogi.
Alternative Options Holistic Wellness
The holistic gurus at Alternative Options Holistic Wellness believe that relaxation is key to maintaining a healthy mind and body. That’s why owner Jennifer Aranyosi—a trained nurse, certified reflexologist, and reiki master—and her massage therapists perform seven massage modalities, from the deep-tissue and myofascial techniques of a therapeutic massage to the pressure-point manipulation of shiatsu. The therapists also practice reiki, a "laying on hands" technique intended to stimulate the flow of internal energy so that clients don't have to inject espresso into their aortas.