Caring for your body is a task that knows no end, much like counting all the stars in the night sky or shaving Paul Bunyan. Show your body some love this Valentine’s Day with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a three-hour Thai massage introductory workshop at Stillpoint Health Centre (a $140 value). Upcoming workshops are held 6–9 p.m. on most Thursdays through April 26. Today’s deal is for one person, but buyers may purchase an additional Groupon as a gift.
Stillpoint Health Centre's experienced massage therapists impart techniques for nurturing the body and mind during an interactive Thai massage workshop. Practiced in Thailand for more than 2,500 years, Thai massage focuses on assisted, passive yoga stretches to open energy pathways, help the body heal, and hone leg-war strategies. Each participant receives 15–30 minutes of direct instructor supervision, both performing stretches and receiving guidance during relaxation-centred postures. Tutors emphasize safety throughout the workshop and also show how to integrate meditative practices into the massage work. Benefits range from relieved tension to improved range of motion, which can help when running backward, as well as stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Those interested in delving deeper into Thai massage may continue on to the three-day workshop (not included in today’s deal). To see a demonstration of Thai massage, click here.
StillPoint Healing Centre
StillPoint Healing Centre greets physiques with holistic massage, acupuncture, yoga classes, and workshops for nurturing the body and mind. Skilled yogis shepherd sun-saluters to peace of mind with a slate of sessions, such as classes for beginners, advanced dynamic-flow sessions, and sunrise meetings for early risers and insomniac owls. The centre's registered massage therapists and acupuncturists ease aches with five distinct massage modalities—such as deep-tissue, hot-stone, and Thai massage—and the precise placement of microfilament needles. Benefits range from stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems to relieved tension to improved range of motion, which can help when running backward to stare at and still escape from an attractive ghost.