Bodies that are properly cared for perform better, which explains why most Olympic records are held by reanimated mummies. Go for the pharaoh's gold with today’s Groupon: for $149, you get a booklet of six 60-minute Swedish massage gift certificates at A Healing Touch Massage Therapy/Spa LLC in Harrison Township (a $360 value).
A Healing Touch Massage Therapy, founded on caregiving tenets to treat elderly and medical patients, enlists a team of certified massage therapists to ply sore spots and transport tension to a thoroughly soothed state. Hands skim over reposing physiques during the 60-minute Swedish massage, applying light to medium pressure to slacken tissues pulled taut by vengeful, overworked clothespins. Gliding effleurage strokes stimulate circulation and promote healing of minor injuries and aches, and petrissage strokes employ kneading and tapping techniques to untie knots on especially tense areas. The gentle massage also releases accumulated toxins from blighted muscles, improving overall health and muscle function. In addition to ousting aches, Swedish massages can improve the body’s range of motion and reduce the chance of injury during everyday physical activity, sports, and patty-cake with marble statues.
A Healing Touch Massage Therapy/Spa LLC
When she was still learning the nuances of her craft in massage school, Rhonda Lakip-Ochoa wasted no time sharing her newfound powers with those who needed them most. After classes ended, she’d practice what she’d learned that day on her mother, who had cancer, and the seniors under her charge during a day job as a caregiver. Now, as the principle practitioner at A Healing Touch Massage Therapy/Spa LLC, Rhonda draws on these formative experiences to soothe clients from all walks of life. During in-office sessions, she unknots kinked muscles with bodywork drawn from massage traditions including deep tissue and hot stone. Rhonda and her team of certified massage therapists also schedule in-home appointments, arriving at area doorsteps bearing massage tables, lotions, and calming music.
Although she’s now a full-fledged massage therapist, Rhonda never forgot her commitment to bringing peace to folks dealing with health issues. Today, she still caters to clients with Alzheimer's and dementia, easing their ills with strokes that are lighter, slower than usual. She also massages individuals undergoing cancer treatments, MS, and other illnesses at her non-profit facility, A Healing Garden.