Like house parties, massages give people an excuse to forget about everyday stresses and fall asleep on someone else's table. Attend a fettle-ready fiesta with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a one-hour massage at Gwen of All Trades in Winston Salem (a $65 value).
Gwen, a licensed massage therapist and member of the American Massage Therapy Association, employs her soothing grip to assuage aches with a variety of massage techniques performed in her private office. Guests can abandon their stresses during a Swedish massage, which applies medium-pressure kneading to stimulate circulation and relieve muscle tension caused by wrestling bouts against paint scaffolding. The firm, therapeutic strokes of the deep-tissue massage help to treat muscle inflammation, pain, and spasms, while the light-pressure movements of the fascial-release massage gently soothe sinews. During the prenatal massage, mothers-to-be recline into a fort of pillows as mitten-fillers work to ease pains in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
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Gwen of All Trades
Gwen Sinclair always had the calling to help people. Her father had bounced back from severe back surgery in a matter of weeks and attributed his speedy recovery to the healing power found in his twice-monthly massage. That sealed the deal for Sinclair; after completing massage-therapy school, she opened Gwen of All Trades.
As their treatments begin in this cozy 110 year-old renovated house, clients meet with Sinclair, who consults with them about their treatment goals. She then administers a variety of massage techniques.
Above all else, Gwen comes to work in search of more success stories. Her favorite involves a client who exited the treatment room post-session by hopping on one foot. When Sinclair questioned her gait, the client gave a triumphant smile before telling her that, before the massage, she wasn't able to put pressure on that foot! Her limp banished, the client is now a massage true believer and continues to hop into and out of Sinclair's treatment room once a month.
632 Holly Ave.
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101