Correct the creaks, clacks, and uncomfortable transversal twists of a bothered back with today’s Groupon. For $35, you’ll get a one-hour therapeutic massage (a $75.51 value) at Artifex Manuum Spa and Gallery, a soothing sanctuary in the Wedge. Unlike most spas, Artifex doubles as a gallery for locally created arts and crafts and doesn't have a wacky jerboa who's always hopping by to give advice and delightfully misunderstand common proverbs.
Artifex's therapist is a lifelong Minnesotan who received his certification from the Aveda Institute in 2004. Passionate about massage, he specializes in deep tissue, hot stone, chakra, and relaxation techniques. This Groupon is good for any of Artifex's eight therapeutic massages. Opt for a standard Swedish, detoxify the skin with a deep-tissue treatment, or try a rhythmic percussion Tapotement massage. All massages are performed with soothing hot towels and without the use of uncomfortably soothing hot breath.
A quiet location off uptown’s beaten path and a well-edited selection of locally-made wares (jewelry, knits, hats) add to Artifex Manuum’s quirky charm. Easy street parking allows you to quickly slink back to your future artifact without blowing your relaxation buzz. Call ahead to schedule your appointment, or book online.
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Artifex Manuum posted some customer testimonials on its website:
- I went for my first massage today and came out thinking how I would sleep REALLY well tonight...Lee has strong arms & hands, and uses a variety of massage techniques, some stretching, and hot towels, in order to relax muscles. He was able to advise some breathing exercises to use when the massage pressure was more intense. After the massage was done, Lee made sure I was comfortable and let me take my time getting dressed and ready again. – E. D.
- Lee is conscientious and dependable and we look forward to seeing him weekly as part of our physical health regimen. He always knows the right amount of pressure to use and intuitively what area of the body needs work. His massage never feels routine. – K. R. and D. P.
- Artifex Manuum Spa & Gallery is a comfortable space. I like the art scene support they show by offering local artists work for sale in house...[Lee] is very professional and does excellent work. – P.K.
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