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 $40, you get a 60-minute deep-tissue or intuitive massage at Indigo in Balance (an $80 value).
Indigo in Balance's licensed massage therapist, Rosella McGilsky, unties muscle knots with time-honored techniques tailored to individual needs. The deep-tissue massage utilizes alternating light and heavy pressures to target deep-seated aches and tangled muscle fascia in the shape of bullseyes. Rosella draws from neuromuscular therapy and tui na—an Oriental holistic healing method—to increase circulation and ease of movement while alleviating pains. Alternatively, intuitive massages employ ancient energy therapies such as qigong and reiki to perk up weary backs just in time for holiday get-togethers or refrigerator-tossing competitions. The massage modality stimulates acupuncture points for a greater sense of well-being and alertness.
Indigo in Balance
Licensed in both skincare and massage therapy, Indigo in Balance's Rosella McGilsky pampers bodies and nurtures complexions with a full menu of spa services. During organic facials and therapeutic massages, Rosella relies on the all-natural bath and body formulations of Dancin' Goat, a line of spa products that she envisioned and still formulates herself. All of her products are handmade on a self-sustaining goat farm on John’s Island, where residents help by grinding down the ingredients with their horns. Regardless of her products, Rosella’s treatments would amount to little without her nimble hands, which she employs to great effect during Thai massages, organic facials, body treatments, and waxing services.
1736 Savannah Hwy.
Charleston, South Carolina 29407