Similar to past tenses, tense backs are related to things that happened a while ago and are incomprehensible to most 5-year-olds. Brush up on the basics of back bliss with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a 60-minute massage (a $60 value), which includes aromatherapy (a $10 value) and a revitalizing foot treatment (a $20 value) at Body Harmony Massage Therapy, located in Blacksburg (a $90 total value).
Body Harmony's certified massage therapist Melanie Dowell works the stress bumps out of clients with custom massage treatments. During the integrative massage, Dowell fuses Swedish, deep-tissue, and thai-stretching techniques to soothe sore muscles, improve posture, and remove the tension from days of work and nights of stop sign stealing. Bodies can choose from four enhancing scent combinations to imbue their massage with relaxation or invigoration. Twenty minutes of the total 60-minute massage are devoted to a foot treatment, which aims to revitalize pavement pounders, starting with hot towels infused with peppermint and lavender to help feet relax. The treatment finishes off with a marine therapy pedi-scrub to whisk away calluses, and a marine pedi-balm massage that leaves feet as soft and smooth as a laminated pillow.
Melanie's Barefoot Bodyworks
In some ways, Melanie Dowell is still living out the effects of the car accident she was in when she was 11 years old. When pain from the accident persisted, her parents took her to a holistic health center, where she was able to experience the healing benefits of massage firsthand—thus cementing her faith in bodywork. Now with 17 years of expertise, at Melanie's Barefoot Bodyworks, she gives her clients the same experience; her massages alleviate the pain and tension that result from accidents, sports injuries, or pushing nerds into broom closets. Every session with Melanie includes a variety of techniques including ashiatsu, deep-tissue, thai stretching, swedish, and reflexology.
Ashiatsu, being one of her most popular modalities offered, means "foot pressure", in Japanese. The broad surface of the therapists foot is used to apply a firm, but gentle Swedish massage stroke with the perfect level of continuous pressure. This is a deep tissue massage that will relax every fiber of a clients body. This is not just a light massage as she specializes in medium to extra-firm pressure. Rest assured, if ashiatsu is not desired, she also uses her hands, forearms, and elbows. Pre-natal massage is offered for those expecting. Aromatherapy, hot towels, and hot packs are included in every session as well.
Bennett Hill - Progress
104 Faculty St.
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060