Like the three branches of the government, bodies, minds, and souls often find themselves in contentious disagreements over how much wine is too much wine in a voting booth. Reconcile triune tribunals with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage at Healing With Intention in Durham (a $60 value).
Michael LePard––a licensed massage therapist and member of the American Massage Therapy Association––uses his experience to calm corporal kingdoms using Swedish and deep-tissue massage techniques. Opt for the Swedish massage to treat torsos to firm but gentle pressure targeted at specific areas to help improve circulation, ease aches and tension, and prevent spines from ever demanding a waterbed. LePard also offers his self-created intuitive deep-tissue massage, which uses trigger-point pressure that reaches deep into muscle layers but aims to leave clients without residual pain. During this session, customers choose a specific area that needs pain relief or a reward for working well with other back muscles.
Healing With Intention
Licensed therapist Michael LePard combines a mastery of therapeutic-massage techniques with a passion for energy and polarity work. The result is a type of therapy all his own—one that he has taken to calling “intuitive deep-tissue massage.” During his therapeutic massages, LePard methodically pushes and pulls at soft tissue in such a way that he can both relieve chronic aches and reduce the amount of residual pain felt after the treatment. His arsenal of modalities isn’t limited to this specialty technique; he can also soothe away aches with gentle Swedish strokes or melt away ice cubes lodged between muscles with a massage.