Most chronic back pain stems from old sports injuries or the spine’s compulsion to do the worm at every school assembly. Soothe all aches with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a 90-minute deep-tissue or Swedish massage at Desert Palms Alternative Health in Fair Oaks (a $90 value).
At Desert Palms Alternative Health, licensed massage therapists relieve tension and aches with Swedish-style and deep-tissue kneading. In Swedish massages, deft hands deploy oils, lotion, and an arsenal of rolling and kneading strokes to help improve sluggish circulation, ease back pain, and form a flaky pie crust. For chronic pain caused by past injuries or misalignment, deep-tissue sessions use targeted pressure to ferret out tension held deep below skin. Desert Palms Alternative Health recommends clients drink plenty of water after the massage to alleviate any lingering soreness.
Desert Palms Alternative Health
The stresses of everyday life dissipate at the hands of Desert Palms Alternative Health’s licensed massage therapists, who relieve tension and aches within the confines of an all-purpose health spa. Led by massage therapist and alternative healer, James R. Davis, the team culls techniques from a wide range of modalities—from the long, flowing strokes of Swedish to the penetrating warmth of hot-stone massage. Their breadth of knowledge allows them to cultivate massages that treat patients as individuals and even accommodate special conditions such as pregnancy.