After the baking profession fell out of popularity, bakers became massage therapists, replacing dough with people and rolling pins with industrial-size rolling pins. Be stretched into relaxation with today’s Groupon to Hippy Chick Massage Therapy in Clearwater. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage (a $60 value).
- For $35, you get a 60-minute deep-tissue massage (a $70 value).
- For $40, you get a 90-minute Swedish massage (an $80 value).
- For $45, you get a 90-minute deep-tissue massage (a $90 value).<p>
At Hippy Chick Massage Therapy, owner and seasoned muscle mender Sharon Wattam-Nelson, who graduated with honors from the Cortiva School of Massage, uses her magical mitten fillers to diminish bodily discomfort and help visitors escape day-to-day stresses. Backs sore from giving Michelangelo’s David piggyback rides can find relief during the Swedish massage, which relies on cascading strokes and circular pressure to oust aches and improve circulation. Other potential benefits of the relaxing kneading sessions include an increased level of oxygen in blood, a decrease in muscle toxins, and improved flexibility. Sharon’s version of the deep-tissue massage fuses gentle Swedish modalities with firmer pressure administered by her forearm and elbow. Both massages close with a 5- to 10-minute scalp massage, which awakens a flood of serotonin from the brain to create a feeling of happiness and unexplained adoration of park fountains.