Massage therapists are adept at easing subsurface tension, unlike volcanologists, whose attempts to massage volcanoes only make the magma angrier. Delve into the science of stress with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a one-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage at Caressence Therapeutic Massage in Greenbelt (an $80 value).
Certified massage therapist Nichole Jefferson combines digital dexterity with extensive experience in the health-care industry to treat and prevent bodily ailments on a holistic level. A Swedish massage imports the finest Swedish strokes to wick away tension, plying muscles with gentle pressure. During deep-tissue therapy, Nichole draws upon her familiarity with the body's topography to delve into subdermal layers with a combination of slow, deep manipulations and finger pressure. The massage works to alleviate the chronic muscle pains and postural problems that accompany workaday scourges and raising the roof at every party.
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Throughout her time accumulating medical experience, Nichole Ruffin had explored such a wide range of disciplines—phlebotomy, cardiovascular health, and emergency medicine, to name a few—that she never anticipated a foray into massage therapy. But when a friend studying the technique massaged Nichole's arm as part of a homework assignment, she instantly felt a wave of relief run through her. After years of immersion in a notoriously laborious field, Nichole found her calling in just a few minutes.
Today, Nichole is a certified and licensed massage therapist, merging her considerable medical background with holistic-healing methods to devise powerful custom treatments. Her diverse arsenal includes deep-tissue massage, hot-stone therapy, and the raindrop technique, a noninvasive method of relaxing physiques and psyches with essential oils and bodywork. She taps further into her medical wisdom during craniosacral-therapy sessions, which delve deep into the nervous system to disentangle chronic tension between star-crossed synapses from feuding axons.