Studies show that a soothing massage can relieve pains from intense athletic activity, such as filling in for the rope in an impromptu tug-of-war. Loosen muscles’ knots with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour massage at Deep Tissue Spokane (a $60 value).
Rennae Schmidt of Deep Tissue Spokane naturally eases stress and pain associated with tension or injuries with a variety of massage styles. During a John F. Barnes myofacial-release treatment, she’ll gently stretch connective tissues to expand the body’s range of motion and its knowledge of state capitals. Alternatively, Schmidt can soothe muscles with strategically placed pressure in a Swedish massage, or relieve chronic pain, soreness, and even migraines during a therapeutic or deep-tissue massage. Finally, a pregnancy massage indulges soon-to-be moms and their mini-tenants with a relaxing, tension-releasing kneading to help to smooth the bumpy roads traveled by changing bodies.
During some massages, Schmidt supplements her therapeutic touch with lightweight fractionated coconut oil and homeopathic analgesics that gently warm and numb the flesh. For those with chronic aches and pains, she’ll will work with other providers to create a pain-management plan that keeps lingering reminders of accidents or sports injuries from settling in at innocent muscle motels.