Giving yourself a massage, like throwing yourself a surprise birthday party or asking for your own hand in marriage, is a surefire disappointment. Leave kneading to the knowledgeable with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a couple’s massage package at Advanced Wellness Centre (a $180 total value). The package includes:
- 90-minute acupressure massage workshop for two (an $80 value)
- 30-minute relaxation massage for two (a $100 value)<p>
The practitioners at Advanced Wellness Centre oust stress and relax muscles with gentle, holistic treatments including massage therapy. Led by specialist Cherina Sparks, the acupressure massage workshop imparts deep-tissue techniques that partners apply to one another. Couples also receive a voucher for a massage at a later date, with tandems slipping further into relaxation as massage therapists soften sinews with 30 minutes of soothing strokes performed in a private treatment room adorned in whimsical touches such as framed Dr. Seuss illustrations. Workshops require reservations via phone or skywriting, and take place between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays or between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Advanced Wellness Centre
The staff at Advanced Wellness Centre aim to use their talents for everything from simple relaxation to assuaging chronic pain. Patients pull in to a parking spot before making themselves at home amid the yellow walls of a white Victorian house’s first-floor suite. After a consultation concerning medical and human-cannonballing history, visitors can take advantage of holistic services that range from nutritional guidance to acupuncture.