Without massage, aches and pains would become an unpleasant part of everyday life, like brushing your teeth after every sip of soda or feeling obligated to save children stuck in trees. Keep discomfort out of your day-to-day routine with today’s Groupon: for $47, you get a 50-minute deep-tissue or sports massage at Heshmat Pain Management Clinic in Palo Alto (a $95 value). Treatments are usually a total of 60 minutes, with 10 minutes used for general preparation and 50 minutes for the massage itself.
Inside Heshmat Pain Management Clinic, a team of licensed acupuncturists and massage therapists dole out treatments integrating alternative and conventional medicine in a peaceful environment. During the deep-tissue massage, a trained therapist will concentrate on stiff and achy areas, relieving tension with deep, concentrated pressure and a DVD of famous mayors reading poetry. The sports massage revs up athletic bodies in preparation for training and competition with muscle-limbering, circulation-improving plying and kneading. The massage may help prevent injuries, aid the body in recovering from injuries and intense workouts, and upgrade the blood to an energy drink of choice. Call ahead to schedule a massage.
Heshmat Pain Management Clinic
It doesn't take long to trace the pain-relief techniques of Drs. Alen and Letitia Heshmat back to their originator. That's because the two learned much of what they know from Dr. Anthony B. Morovati, who in turn studied with Dr. Janet G. Travell, the mother of myofascial therapy and the White House physician to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. But though the Heshmats have a high regard for Travell's classic methods, they're not shy about adopting new techniques. Along with chiropractic adjustments atop low-impact Thompson treatment tables, the Heshmats offer unusual physiotherapy modalities that use electrical currents to treat sprains, arthritis, and TMJ issues and to reanimate dead fig trees. The clinic's team also features a licensed acupuncturist and a certified massage therapist.
220 S California Ave.
Palo Alto, California 94306