Far superior to the amateur, at-home variety, professional massage expertly relieves muscle aches, fosters relaxation, and doesn't leave the ironing board coated in oil. Soothe tissues with today's Groupon: for $70, you get a customized massage three-pack at Customized Massage Therapy in Los Altos (a $177 value).
Eschewing a one-size-fits-all approach to muscle kneading, the versatile hands at Customized Massage Therapy tailor sessions to each client's specific needs and preferences. With experience and training in a variety of massage styles and shadow-puppetry techniques, certified massage therapist Francisco Fernandez takes a gentler approach to muscle manipulation and emphasizes methodical deep-tissue therapy to inspire total body relaxation. Athletes looking to rest overexerted limbs can recover from competition with sports massage, and stressed nine-to-fivers can melt away with the circulation-stimulating medium pressure of Swedish massage. Sixty-minute sessions at Customized Massage Therapy can combine elements from several massage varieties, such as myofascial-release or trigger-point therapy, to give each set of muscles totally personalized attention. Prenatal massage treatment is also available, perfect for soothing the tender backs of expectant mothers and overworked basketball smugglers.
Central Los Altos
1000 Fremont Ave.
Los Altos, California 94024