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 $49, you get a 75-minute massage with aromatherapy at Essential Touch Massage (a $100 value). Essential Touch Massage operates Friday–Monday at Essential Touch Massage in Lake Orion, or Tuesday and Wednesday at Pure Rejuvenation Center in Troy.
Essential Touch Massage’s licensed therapist Melody Bellehumeur soothes stress and sinews with a muscle-marinating mélange of treatments. As soothing scents of aromatherapy waft through the air, Melody begins each pain-pummeling knead-a-thon with 60 minutes of traditional Swedish massage, applying firm but gentle pressure to please pouty muscles upset over the purchase of your new nail-lined mattress. Once backaches have been appeased, Melody’s trained hands transition to the coddling and caressing of collars with 15 minutes of the tension-taming, headache-hampering neck and shoulder massage. Besides soothing sore spots, massage can boost bodily circulation, increase flexibility, and induce relaxation, helping to restore your body to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed.
Essential Touch Massage
For massage therapists at Essential Touch Massage, each massage session is an opportunity to help clients tune out the world, calm their minds, and soothe their bodies. Drawing on modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone and aromatherapy, the specialists help improve circulation and range of motion for muscles knotted by tension or novice sailors. But their services extend beyond relaxation with customized neck and shoulder treatments designed to speedily uproot stress.