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 $35, you get a one-hour massage or bodywork session at Bodywork and Beyond (a $70 value).
For more than a decade, licensed bodywork therapist Martyn Luberti has blended traditional massage and holistic bodywork techniques to custom-treat a range of physical, mental, and emotional issues. During a conventional Swedish or circulatory massage, Martyn's nimble fingers glide over tense muscles with gentle strokes, enhancing blood flow and releasing stress resulting from being caught practice-kissing your hand. More holistic bodywork treatments include cupping, during which glass cups glob on to the body via vacuum pressure to mobilize blood flow and reduce inflammation. Sensory repatterning relaxes via melded rhythmic movements and gentle stretching, and emotional-freedom technique uses emotional acupressure to battle limiting beliefs, addictions, psychological trauma, and phobias of emotional acupressure.
Bodywork and Beyond
Martyn Luberti traces his career back to the 1960s, when America's interest in alternative therapy first started to peak. Since then, Martyn has stuck with holistic therapies, exploring both acupuncture and homeopathy before settling on massage. He has been practicing for 16 years, and begins each and every session with a consultation to help him construct a unique massage based on his client's needs and treatment goals. His repertoire combines traditional massage, including the Swedish style, with more exotic therapies, including sensory repatterning, which uses gentle rocking to uncork stressful mental and physical patterns like a bottle of bubbling maple syrup at a waffle-house grand opening.