Like portrait painting, massage demands skillful hands, bold strokes, and a subject who can sit still. Become a human canvas with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage with aromatherapy oils at Hands on Therapies, located inside Bally Total Fitness in Maryland Heights (an $80.00 value).
Unknotting grateful muscles since 1986, Hands on Therapies’ team of licensed therapists tailors massages to suit each clients needs and draws upon their collective knowledge of seven different massage modalities. During Swedish massage sessions, experts coddle cantankerous muscles with long strokes and targeted kneading motions. While therapists harness the power of friction to tenderize superficial layers, therapeutic oils fill nostrils with calming aromas and prepare bodies to glide through post-treatment luge races. Along with active and passive movement of the joints, each Scandinavian-themed knead promotes relaxation, improves circulation, and increases range of motion. Groupon customers can augment their treatments with upgrades from Hands on Therapies’ rejuvenation station for an additional fee, breaking extra-resistant muscles under deep-tissue massage’s intense pressure ($10) or simmering through a hot-stone massage ($25) warmed by rocks fished out of the spa’s volcano.
Hands on Therapies
For more than 26 years, Hands on Therapies has been helping sore backs find reprieve under the skilled hands of therapists well versed in a variety of massage techniques. Clients can stop in for a soothing Swedish massage, spasm-conquering trigger-point therapy, or tension-melting hot-stone massage seven days a week, or book a couples massage to enjoy stress-abatement side by side with a friend, spouse, or hard-working stunt double. Beyond the therapeutic kneads, Hands on Therapies also brings balance to bodies with life-force regulating energy work, and offers hypnotherapy to help guests quit bad habits, overcome fears, and build confidence.