Without the loosening effects of massage, shoulders would stiffen into immobility and fall victim to freeloading parrots and the burden of carrying Earth's heavyset brother, Girth. Pamper your perches with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a 60-minute massage at C Kneads U in Collinsville (a $65 value).
C Kneads U's licensed massage therapist, Cynthia Javurek, draws upon her multi-technique training to design muscle-manipulation sessions that encourage mid-treatment feedback from aching clients. A premassage consultation helps Cynthia determine the best rub-down recipe based on her customers' massage goals, the presence of localized pain, and how often they commute by clown car. Soothing background music, hydrating sips from a complimentary bottle of water, and a homey treatment room usher in the wholly relaxing 60-minute experience designed to melt stress and pummel away pain. The session combines elements from manifold therapeutic categories, including the kneading techniques of a Swedish massage, the knot-pursuing strokes of a deep-tissue massage, and the weightless caresses of a telepathic massage.
Although C Kneads U sometimes features a discounted rate online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Ahh C Kneads U
Licensed massage therapist Cynthia Javurek, owner of Ahh C Kneads U, customizes her massages to each client's specific needs. She combines an array of modalities during custom sessions, including deep tissue, Swedish, and reflexology. Additional specialty massages include hot-stone and rejuvenating face-lift massages, which work to relieve stress in the facial muscles.
850 Vandalia St.
Collinsville, Illinois 62234