The average person experiences muscle stress almost every day, whether from menial chores or resetting sundials to East Coast time. Ease life's aches and pains with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a cellulite reducing body wrap and massage at Back 2 Perfect in Walnut Creek (a $135 value).
Laura Cartwright, Back 2 Perfect's certified massage therapist, exercises techniques from years of training and an extensive knowledge of the body's inner workings to soothe muscles laid low by injuries or daily stress. After thoroughly familiarizing herself with each client's physical quirks, Laura intuitively seeks out wound-up muscles and extracts their pent-up tension to power catapults that guard the practice. Afterwards, a contouring body wrap will bind clients in natural ingredients designed to evict toxins, which can diminish swelling associated with injury or arthritis. Forms often emerge more aerodynamic, with legs, hips, or upper arms sporting reshaped cellulite instead of obtrusive dorsal fins.
Caring and personable, Laura discusses her therapeutic program with clients before and after each session. First-time appointees should arrive approximately 15 minutes early to talk about the symptoms they hope to redress with massage, and plan to review the treatment afterwards to chart a plan to continue the physical benefits in the future or travel into the past to stop stressors ahead of time.
Back 2 Perfect Wellness Center
Back 2 Perfect Wellness Center's owner and massage therapist Laura has a sixth sense for what her clients need to heal. Using keen instinct honed over years of caring for people with chronic pain, stress, and general physical discomfort, Laura can tell where her clients' aches and pains lie and how to root them out with nine massage-therapy styles. Of course, Laura doesn't work on instinct alone. The attentive therapist takes the time to listen to visitors’ ailments, and even encourages them to bring in a list of their symptoms, which can range from backaches to fatigue to premature antler molting. Laura customizes each massage session using therapeutic modalities including Swedish, trigger point, prenatal, and myofascial release. Laura also heads up a team of massage therapists with their own specialties, including post- and pre-operational lymphatic drainage, skincare, acupuncture, and injury relief.