Like a 2-ton sparrow, a stiff back can make it virtually impossible to perform the Worm at parties. Reclaim your moves with today's Groupon to Greenleaf Bodywork in Ferndale. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a 60-minute ashiatsu or Thai massage (a $75 value).
- For $49, you get a 90-minute ashiatsu or Thai massage (up to a $125 value).
Greenleaf Bodywork’s expert massage therapists untangle muscle knots with dexterous hands and feet, earning a Top 20 spot on CityVoter’s latest Best Massage in Detroit list. At the custom ashiatsu massage, the therapist dangles from sturdy ceiling bars, using her feet to knead the client’s back and model the latest flipper fashions. Instead of performing a marimba solo on the vertebrae, the technician’s toes soothe muscles with a medley of Swedish massage strokes, myofascial-release techniques, and therapeutic compression. Guests take to the floor for the Thai massage, in which the therapist guides limbs through yoga-inspired poses atop a cushy mat. Bodies explore their full range of motion, which may ease soreness and boost circulation. Alternatively, the value of today’s Groupon may be applied to another Greenleaf service or sent away to boarding school.
Just before the entrance to Greenleaf Bodywork, a two-level garden box welcomes guests into a homey atmosphere replete with the soothing sounds of nature. Inside the studio, this penchant for the elemental continues, surrounding guests with stone-tile floors alongside a stone-tile water feature, and treatment rooms where subdued lighting spills across the walls and the tapestries hanging there. Within these zen-like environments, Greenleaf’s massage therapists work their magic, healing soft tissue with modalities such as deep tissue and reflexology. Guests can transport themselves into an indoor camp during the couples massage, performed in a canvas-draped tent-like room, while lone visitors can take in specialty massages customized to specific client needs, such as hot stone or prenatal.