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 $49, you get your choice of a 75-minute massage at Awakening Touch (a $90 value).
Awakening Touch practitioner Danielle English employs a variety of massage modalities to smooth away pain and facilitate healthy living. Using a less-greasy oil and lotion massage gel, Danielle steeps muscles in traditional kneading techniques, including the popular gliding strokes of Swedish massage, or turns feet into clairvoyant joysticks during reflexology, which puts pressures on paws to address various bodily ailments. Thai and deep-tissue massage use respective forms of stretching and pressure to dig deep into sore muscles, whereas a feather touch massage can gently relax physical stresses. Range of motion stretching during a sports massage increases the bounds of flexibility for athletes and people who can’t reach the car stereo from the back seat.
From the confines of her own private studio, Danielle adjusts the temperature to suit each client’s internal thermometer and massages ear drums with soothing music to ensure a comfortable environment.
Danielle English, the licensed massage therapist at Awakening Touch, works from a background in therapeutic massage and physical therapy, both of which she learned while working at a rehab and chiropractic center. Danielle prides herself on her ability to administer bodywork that addresses physical injury as well as emotional duress. In that vein, she's devised her own unique form of massage that incorporates many different styles. In addition to standard Swedish and deep-tissue modalities, she also offers exotic forms like Lomi Lomi and feather touch massage. Thanks to a class on small animal massage, Danielle welcomes pets into her studio for treatments that can help them overcome pain or the existential stress of trying to catch a tail that's forever just out of reach.
1427 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102