Inaccessible to the hands, back musculature often falls prey to freeloading "kick me" signs and hitchhiking parrots. Liberate a beleaguered back with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a one-hour massage (a $70 value) from Hillary Adams Massage in Mt. Hope or, on Wednesdays, at Glow Spa in Warren. This Groupon is not valid for the hot-stone massage.
Hillary Adams—a nationally certified, Rhode Island-licensed massage therapist—concentrates her passion for pummeling pain into the tips of her dexterous fingers. Escape the stresses of digging ditches along the highway with a one of three muscle-melting massages: Swedish, deep tissue, or pregnancy. The classic Swedish effleurage hour instills tension-targeting relief and improved blood-flow with whole-body glides and kneads. Deep-tissue therapy targets buried aches and pains using more intense direct pressure to unravel deep-seated knots. Mothers-to-be can indulge in the pregnancy massage, which improves comfort and circulation for baby, baby mama, and sore storks.
Hillary Adams Massage
In high school, Hillary Adams stumbled upon a PBS TV special about massage therapy that inspired her to experiment with massage techniques on her friends and family. After graduating from college with degrees in English literature and anthropology, she reignited her teenage passion by enrolling at Bancroft School for Massage Therapy. Since completing massage school in 1999, Hillary has become a nationally certified and Rhode Island–licensed massage therapist who uses 100% natural oils and various modalities to treat clients ranging from pain-stricken weekend warriors to an 11-year-old girl receiving her first-ever massage.
Located inside a century-old Victorian home next to the historic Ladd Observatory, Hillary's Providence office reverberates with soothing new-age tunes by Dean Evenson. She also works out of Glow Face & Body Spa in Warren on Wednesdays, which houses a massage room furnished with modern decor and artwork.