Massage is a time-honored method of alleviating stress, as is the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today's Groupon to East of Eden Emporium in Muskegon. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get one 60-minute massage (a $60 value).
- For $58, you get two 60-minute massages (a $120 value).
In a private garden-themed room, certified massage therapist and member of the American Massage Therapy Association Jodi McClain alleviates aches and bolsters overall well-being by combining various modalities of massage therapy. The long, gliding strokes and percussive tapping of Swedish massage send blood and microscopic bike parades cycling through veins. Enhanced by oils and lotions, the massage relieves aches and sends anxieties far from the spine. Deep-tissue massage targets muscles with direct pressure to unlock chronic aches and tightness caused by built-up tension in melancholy caverns below the surface. Trigger-point techniques give the specialist the power to unravel tightly knotted tissues along spinal columns, while prenatal massages help mothers-to-be mitigate discomfort caused by the added body weight and burdens of impatient storks perched on their shoulders.
East of Eden Emporium
Massage therapist Jodi McClain had just finished her last massage of the day when her patient, still lying prone on the table, burst into tears. She began speaking about difficult emotional issues she'd held in for years, until that massage helped set the pain free. Jodi savors seeing her clients leave happier than they were when they walked in, and uses her custom blend of Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point-therapy massage to achieve this pleasant outcome—by way of ousting tension and muscular pain. She also performs myofascial-release massage and cranio-sacral therapy upon request, and can collaborate with doctors to build injury-treatment plans and incite laughter with multiple taps to the funny bone.
During massages, massage therapists may slather their client's skin in Massage FX cream—infused with aloe, arnica, and ivy extracts—to keep it moisturized and dull any site-specific pain. Though they eschew aromatherapy, they often soak a cloth in eucalyptus and peppermint oils to relieve clients' suffering from sinus pressure. They also conduct facials and specialized skinny massages to tone and tighten skin, as well as applying infrared-light therapy to detox skin and enrage cats by demonstrating the photon theory of light, as most cats still think of light as a wave. They conduct all their treatments in one room designed to evoke a garden; with flowers hung from the ceiling, a decorative fence, and soft lighting. While they often plays piano melodies, the massage therapists also lull clients toward relaxation with a bubbling water fountain and casual conversation.
3375 Merriam St.
Muskegon, Michigan 49444