Like a potato, if the human body is not properly mashed and moisturized, it will never be used for anything more than a science-project battery. Make sure your body is properly fluffed and buttered with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $70 worth of services from Healing Hands Therapy Center in Wauwatosa.
Christened with a CityVoter Best Massage nomination in 2010, Healing Hands specializes in manipulating muscles to offer pampering relief from the racks and grinds of stress. The full-body relaxation massage utilizes Swedish massage movements to relieve excess strain, lower blood pressure, and banish subdermal pain-porcupines ($60 for 60 minutes), while the center's signature stone massage uses smooth, piping-hot rocks to detoxify recipients' systems and thaw away anatomical knots ($85 for 75 minutes). Those aching for more specialized sessions can tackle one of three deep-tissue therapies: myofascial release, which targets the body's connective tissue ($70 for 60 minutes); cranial sacral therapy, which revitalizes the central nervous system ($70 for 60 minutes); or neuromuscular massage, a deep-tissue technique that zeroes in on a specific site of chronic pain, such as the lower back or a younger sibling ($70 for 60 minutes). Additional services including acupuncture and energy healing reiki are also available. Each of the therapists on staff is expertly trained in the eradication of tyrannous tension, ensuring bodies will receive the crackerjack treatment they deserve. Treatment rooms are relaxing and inviting with forest-green walls and warm artwork, putting guests at additional levels of ease.
Reviews for Healing Hands Therapy Center are limited, but six CityVoters give it five stars:
Healing Hands Therapy Center
Aquarium maintenance might seem like a strange background for an expert in neuromuscular therapy and deep-tissue massage, but that's exactly how massage therapist Lynne Luckow got her start. She decided to change careers after reading about the health benefits of massage and went on to study anatomy, physiology, and medical massage at Aesthetics University. She opened Healing Hands Therapy Center in 1993 and continued her training with renowned professionals in the field of alternative medicine. Eventually, she grew her practice to the point where she was working 12 hours a day, six days a week, roughly the amount of time it takes to give a full-body massage to a really big whale. Luckow knew it was time to expand: the center is now home to eight highly trained massage therapists, who earned it nominations in CityVoter's Best Massage category in 2011.
In addition to performing massages, Luckow promotes physical and emotional healing with Ayurvedic counseling and meditation. She has further rounded out her team with licensed acupuncturist Brenda Sherman, who holds a Master of Science in acupuncture and oriental medicine.