A good massage leaves the body feeling limber and rubbery, enabling it to bounce back from hard falls and absorb barbed insults from its owner's crotchety desk chair. Get a resiliency rubdown with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a one-hour massage from Crystal Sutton (a $65 value). Grouponers can upgrade to a 90-minute massage for an additional $30.
Licensed massage therapist Crystal Sutton lathers her ticklers with creamy lotion and beckons clients into a warm comfortable room with soft music for a 60-minute session of meticulous kneading. Select the Swedish, deep-tissue, neuromuscular therapy, or prenatal entree from the massage menu and watch blood pressure decrease on heart gauges, and pain and anxiety run off to find another host organism. Each specific procedure focuses on different techniques and benefits, with the Swedish option employing long, flowing strokes to promote deep relaxation, while neuromuscular therapy applies pressure at trigger points to treat a variety of conditions. The prenatal massage uses special pillows to relieve cramps, lessen swelling, and give the baby his first lesson in pillow fighting.
Eastern Shore Massage Therapy
If she were handed a list of humanity's basic needs, Crystal Sutton might write "relaxation" just beneath "food, water, and shelter." The licensed massage therapist believes that cutting down on stress at the spa shouldn't be a special occasion, but a regular occurrence.
Crystal—who graduated from University of Alabama with a biology degree—backs up that perspective by citing its many benefits, which range from a decrease in chronic pain to better blood pressure. She strives to achieve these results in her clients with a handful of methods. Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages complement specialized styles, such as a TMJ treatment—focused tissue work around the mouth that relieves pain in the jaw from trying to swallow whole grapefruits.