Back muscles often go neglected, since they're the hardest muscles to gaze at in the mirror or lovingly oil every night before bed. Have your own back with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $35 for a 60-minute Swedish, therapeutic, deep-tissue, or prenatal massage (a $75 value)
- $55 for a 90-minute Swedish, therapeutic, deep-tissue, or prenatal massage (a $115 value)
- $65 for a Swedish or therapeutic couples massage (a $140 value)
Long strokes target tense spots during a Swedish massage, and a therapeutic massage strives to boost mobility and circulation with trigger-point therapy techniques. A deep-tissue massage employs stronger pressure to oust aches. Expectant mothers recline on a specialized body cushion for a prenatal massage, which aims to ease soreness and stress throughout the body.
Gateway Bodyworks owner Lisa Firey believes deeply in the power of holistic treatments, as she has seen remarkable results firsthand. When her beloved dog, Porter, came down with an immune disease, doctors attempted to treat the symptoms with Western medicine. She suspected the medicines were weakening Porter’s immune system, so she began to research alternative methods. Soon she was treating her dog with vitamin C, nasturtium, and dandelion root, as well as massage. This method reenergized Porter and prolonged his life. Impassioned by this discovery, Lisa went on to earn a degree in muscle therapy and is now pursuing a doctorate in natural health.
Today, Lisa employs a staff of 20 experts to practice holistic healing methods. Within her garage-turned-spa space, her team focuses on acupuncture, bodywork, and massage. During reflexology treatments, therapists push pressure points on the feet, relieving stress and removing stuck-on shoe inserts. Acupuncturists treat everything from fatigue to autoimmune disorders and suggest herbal remedies. Alternatively, massage therapists use the long, languid strokes of the Swedish modality, and can also alleviate pain related to sports injuries, pregnancy, and postpregnancy. To round out the center, Lisa also set up a yoga studio with classes such as Hatha, Mommy & Me, and Kundalini.