Because Shakespeare habitually hunched over his quill, he initially addressed the line “Oh what a tangled web we weave” to his back muscles. Unknot interlocking sinews with today’s Groupon to Bodies in Balance in Holly Springs. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get one 60-minute massage (up to an $85 value).
- For $108, you get three 60-minute massages (up to a $255 value).<p>
Rather than offering standardized treatments, Bodies in Balance’s licensed massage therapist and founder, Michelle Gaine, draws from nine modalities to concoct patron-specific massages. Therapists can knead corporeal landscapes with the flowing strokes of Swedish massage, gently work the spine and skull during craniosacral massage, or shift into sports-massage mode to ready bodies for competitive foursquare. Benefits of the combined techniques include increased range of motion, an improved immune system, and reduced anxiety and stress levels.
Bodies in Balance
As someone who grew up playing competitive sports, Michelle Gaine always understood the importance of therapeutic massage and proper physical training when striving to achieve peak performance and overall fitness. This fundamental understanding sank in even deeper after she was involved in a life-changing car accident. Over the course of 12 difficult months, a number of therapists helped her regain control over her body, ultimately inspiring her decision to spend the rest of her life assisting others in the same fashion. In 2000, she graduated from a clinical massage program, achieved an NC LMBT license, and became nationally certified in the art of massage therapy.
Rather than offering standardized treatments, Gaine draws from nine modalities to formulate custom massages. She eschews the one-size-fits-all philosophy found in some studios, pricing the use of any of her techniques based solely on the length of the session. This allows her to treat each patient in a manner that will reap the most benefits and address specific problems, such as chronic pain or a dray of back-burrowing squirrels. Yoga and qi gong instructors also help further Gaine's mission of restoration and healing with breath training, stretching, and meditative philosophies designed to help bodies align themselves from the inside out.