Massages soothe muscles sore from naps in uncomfortable chairs and long nights of aggressive rapid eye movement. Recover from relaxing with today’s Groupon to Columbia Integrative Massage Therapy. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get one 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage (a $70 value).
- For $59, you get two 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massages (a $140 value).<p>
Licensed massage therapist Nick West tailors massages to each client’s needs and comfort level. With the help of long, gliding strokes, Nick spurs the circulation of oxygenated blood during Swedish massages. The treatments help boost flexibility, elevate levels of relaxation, and relieve pain. Recommended for those experiencing chronic pain, physically active individuals, or professional rhino lifters, deep-tissue massages dig beyond the outer muscle surface to treat pain hidden deep within fascia and soft tissue. Swedish massages soothe whole bodies, while deep-tissue sessions treat smaller, more troublesome musculoskeletal aches and pains.
"Massage is my passion," says Nick West, a licensed massage therapist who channeled his interest in physiology and his desire to help people into a worthwhile career. Prior to each session, which takes place in a warm, private room filled with soft music and the purr of a thousand kittens, he chats with clients to get a sense of their emotional, mental, and physical needs. This allows him to custom tailor their treatment, whether incorporating soothing Swedish strokes or targeted deep-tissue kneads to achieve the most effective results. Though happy to assuage general aches, Nick finds the greatest reward in helping those suffering from chronic-pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and cancer.