Like house parties, massages give people an excuse to forget about everyday stresses and fall asleep on someone else's table. Attend a fettle-ready fiesta with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a one-hour deep-tissue massage (an $80 value), aromatherapy (a $6 value), and a reflexology treatment with scalp massage (a $14 value) at Below The Surface Therapeutic Massage (a $100 total value).
Massage master and licensed therapist Elizabeth Slone eases pain and saps away stress with a suite of relaxing, muscle-manipulating moves. In the deep-tissue massage, Elizabeth applies carefully focused force, slowly increasing pressure until muscle-bound stress uncoils and slithers away. Aromatherapy further relaxes physical forms with olfactory-pleasing scents, and reflexology appeases soles in a foot massage that aims its stress-relieving rays all over the body. A scalp massage concludes the barrage of tension attacks, eliminating tightness that accumulates in the head from months of overtraining for crossword competitions.
Below The Surface Therapeutic Massage
Vicky suffers from the pain and weariness of fibromyalgia. Don survived being hit by a truck while riding his bicycle, but was left with broken bones and contusions that contribute to his chronic discomfort. Louise’s sixth-nerve palsy gives her double vision. Although each person’s condition is dramatically different, all three have found relief at the hands of Elizabeth Slone, whose massages don’t just soothe tension and ease sore muscles—they also help her patients manage their pain and heal.
Having honed her techniques at Lexington Healing Arts Academy, Slone has been practicing massage therapy since 2001, going hand-to-hand against troublesome aches using trigger-point and neuromuscular modalities. Her gifted mitten fillers are also well versed in orthopedic and adhesion release massage techniques, which can help break up the fibrous connective tissue that forms after injury, surgery, or ingestion of an entire throw rug. She serenades olfactory senses with aromatherapy scents during kneading sessions and can augment massages with reflexology.