For centuries mankind has envied pizza dough and wondered how we too could be kneaded to relaxed, savory states without paying for the luxury of being escorted via wooden paddle to a Sicilian brick oven. Get rid of pizza envy with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a one-hour massage (an $80 value) at Bodies in Balance in Holly Springs.
The trained massage therapists at Bodies in Balance adhere to a comprehensive massage philosophy that tailors each muscle-melting treatment to the body on the receiving end. Massage sessions ($80 for one hour) generally take place in a quiet, private, dimly lit room, where a therapist will tell soothingly spooky ghost stories as they work on one of several available massage treatments, such as neuromuscular, trigger point, deep tissue, CranioSacral and other therapies. to ease a bevy of ailments such as stubborn knots, kinky reggaes, and excessive '80s nostalgia. Your massage therapist will also check your spine for any alignment issues with a postural analysis, then send you home with an easy-to-follow treatment plan.
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.