Left untreated, tense muscles overtake their human hosts, causing embarrassing spasms in the middle of movies, job interviews, and dance floors. Avoid musical meltdowns with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a 45-minute hot-stone massage at Hands On Healing Professional Massage Therapy (a $75 value).
Hands On Healing’s quick-fingered massage therapist knows how to defeat discomfort in just 45 minutes, strategically placing warm, smooth stones atop tense musculature to melt stress and stimulate circulation. In addition to disfiguring mosquito beaks, boosted blood flow helps to repair tissue damage, which helps to decrease pain. Hands On Healing’s massage maven also douses bone paper with essential oils during the hot-stone treatment, adding softness to skin and soothing smells to the room before revitalizing Swedish massage techniques introduce themselves to back sinews with long, flowing handshakes and gentle finger winks.
As of September 28, 2011, Hands on Healing has moved from its Lyon Street location to Plainfield Avenue.
Hands On Healing Professional Massage
Patricia Kooy—a licensed massage therapist and board-certified HPT and CMMT—has learned a great deal about the body’s inner workings during her 10 years of practice, much of which adds up to a single guiding principle: “Healing is a process, not an event.” Patricia begins this process with her advanced repertoire of bodywork techniques, which includes targeted manual therapies as well as holistic energy treatments. She understands that each healing journey requires its own combination of methods, so she tailors her techniques to each individual, treating specific ailments such as arthritis and fibromyalgia with medical deep-tissue techniques or connecting chakras with healing-touch therapy. Depending on the technique and her client’s level of tension, Patricia may incorporate essential oils, hot stones, an infrared-heat lamp, or molten lava to help her melt away stresses.