What You'll Get
Like electricity and the ghosts of terrible dancers, stress reveals itself through chronic stiffness and explosive outbursts of bad hucklebucking. Excise tension with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get an optional chiropractic exam and 60-minute soothing deep-tissue or Swedish massage at Flourish in San Anselmo (up to a $240 value).
Flourish’s licensed massage therapists tame stubborn spines, quelling tight tendons and sore muscle militias. Patients can first receive an optional chiropractic exam and thermal muscle scan to detect knots and areas plagued by muscle stress, followed by 60 minutes of muscle manipulation, addressing and ameliorating pain from years of hunching, hyperextending, and overenthusiastic fist pumping. With the Swedish massage, one of Flourish’s vertebrae vigilantes will apply gentle pressure and languid strokes to calm body carbonation and settle mind sediment, ensuring peace and serenity as well as relief from achiness. For clients with deeper tension and chronic pain, the deep-tissue massage utilizes deep, intensive hand flourishes to stimulate blood flow and free muscles from knots, relocating herds of feral charley horses to the wild.
- The entire staff has been kind, helpful, and clearly invested in the health and care of all of their clients. – Laura L., Insider Pages
- This is certainly a different feeling place than your sterile Dr.'s [sic] office style Chiropractic practice. It's a little like a wellness spa with really great knowledgeable staff. – Stacey E., Yelp, 05/14/10
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 1 add'l as gift. Limit 1/visit. New customers only. By appt. only. 24-hour cancel. notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appt. Add'l fee for upgrade. Must use 1 visit. Gratuity not included. Not valid w/other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Flourish figures that if doctors ask you to fill out questionnaires before they treat you, other people who influence your health should do so, too. That's why the studio's massage therapists—each of whom has hundreds of hours of training—do exactly that, using the information the client provides to determine an appropriate bodywork approach. And their toolbox is packed. Their signature and premium massages encompass Swedish, shiatsu, reflexology, and trigger-point modalities, among others.
Treatments take place in private rooms where soft music plays. They usually occur with the client covered only in fresh, clean sheets, but clients can wear as much clothing or as many pork chops as they need to feel comfortable.