It takes about 15 muscles to smile, 50 to frown, and 148 to save a curbside couch from life in a landfill. Soothe sympathetic sinews with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a one-hour Swedish, sports/deep-tissue, hot-stone, or fusion massage at Health First Centers in Malvern (a $100 value).
Health First Centers’ team of soothers bolsters clients' muscular health with a variety of massage services and alternative healing treatments. Release pent-up tension and aches caused by stress, lifting, or lunchtime monkey-bar challenges with a one-hour Swedish, sports/deep-tissue, hot-stone, or fusion massage. Hasten sports- or work-related-injury recovery with a sports/deep-tissue massage, a system of thorough strokes, trigger-point techniques, and inspiring pre-game pep talks that delves deep into muscle tissue to reduce pain and knead away knots. During a hot-stone massage, heated smooth stones are strategically pressed on the back to deliver a comfortable warmth and pressure that can drain away muscle tension. An effective treatment for stress reduction and the improvement of blood circulation, Swedish massage also relieves anxiety, depression, and trauma resulting from having a quarter painfully extracted from your ear by a street magician. For the fusion massage, therapists soothe musculature with a custom blend of techniques—tailored to the client's individual needs—that may include stress-melting hot stones, invigorating kneads, and deep-tissue mitigation. Duos that crave simultaneous stressectomies may also combine two Groupons to fashion their own relaxing couples-massage session.
Health First Centers
Health First Centers encompasses full-body well-being by combining a full-service chiropractic spa and wellnesscenter. Inside private treatment rooms, Doctor of Chiropractic Tom Miles and his staff tend to creaky spines with chiropractic adjustments designed to suit everyone from the consummate athlete to the habitually hunching magician's assistant; in addition, they better interiors through nutritional counseling. Spa services include Eastern and Western-inspired massage, salt rubs, and aromatherapy, which help promote all-over wellness and put guests in a better frame of mind. The facility's decor also aims to soothe with natural elements, such as a salt-water fish tank and an adjoining garden.
Clients can take their experience home with them by stocking up on the health products sold in the wellness center, including nutritional supplements, salt-crystal lamps, and mattresses from Tempur-Pedic and Vivetique Organic. A strong supporter of bettering its clients through education, the center offers a series of yoga, partner massage, and tai chi classes as well as lectures on current health topics to equip patients with knowledge that can help them live healthier lifestyles and pad their acting resumés.