The burden of aches and pains makes it impossible for humans to run as fast as cheetahs, which is why the human diet is virtually devoid of gazelle meat. Keep fast food from getting away with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a one-hour Body Memory Recall massage at Balance Bodyworks in East Providence (an $80 value). Licensed massage therapist Paula Francis treats a covey of conditions with specialized Body Memory Recall massages that rid the flesh of toxic stress. Differing from a regular massage by forgoing the use of oil, Body Memory Recall allows the therapist to grip dry skin and produce the gentle pressures and stretching needed to evict stress squatting throughout the body. This treatment can release body memory, the physical and emotional stresses stored in cells that create tension, alter alignment, limit movement, cause pain, lead to chronic disorders, and trigger spontaneous combustion. Ranging from very light and subtle to deep, pressure is adjusted depending on the client's body, and as the massage progresses, Paula observes body mechanics and communicates with the patient to direct treatment to the areas that need it most.
Paula has been in private practice since 2000 and continues to advance her studies in Body Memory Recall after first studying the practice from its founder, Jonathan Tripodi. Drawing on multiple modalities of massage to unleash the body's own healing abilities, the therapy treats the whole body and is thought to address the symptoms and causes of problems such as joint and muscle dysfunction, headaches, scoliosis, stress, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, pelvic pain, asthma, and an unwillingness to try cottage cheese.