Relaxation is one of the elemental forces that keeps human bodies alive, alongside air, water, fire, and antifire. Ease into your element with this Groupon.
$35 for a Holistic Wellness and Massage Package ($80 Value)
- 30-minute massage in your choice of styles (a $40 value)
- 30-minute honey acu-tap facial massage (a $40 value)
- Complimentary acupuncture consultation
For the massage, clients have their choice of a male or a female massage therapist. The female therapist, Christy, will perform the client's choice of a deep-tissue, Swedish, sports, or neuromuscular massage; her clients can upgrade to an aromatherapy, hot-stone, or other specialized massage for an additional fee. Tom, the male therapist, will perform an acupressure or shiatsu massage, or use his own Somatic Education Technique, which incorporates insights from disciplines such as martial arts and Chinese medicine. All Tom's sessions use no lotion, and the client remains fully clothed. The complimentary 30-minute acupuncture consultation can determine a personal treatment plan to reduce pain to meet a wide range of health or wellness needs, such as reducing pain, easing stress, or improving sleep quality.
Thomas Bradley Cohen, 2478
Insight Wellness's resident massage therapist and acupuncturist, Tom Cohen, aids achy backs by applying the theories of the Somatic Education Technique (SET), a system he also relies on in his role as a martial-arts trainer. The core of this philosophy is that our bodies change slowly, and that once we live with bad habits, such as poor posture, we must concentrate on "unlearning" them before we can be well again, much as dogs must unlearn their master's commands before they can hold political office.
These beliefs manifest in Cohen's services, which include orthopedic pain-management acupuncture sessions that treat not only aches and pains, but fatigue, stress, and insomnia. Cohen's massage talents are likewise far ranging: his neuromuscular therapy manipulates the body's trigger points to eliminate the source of pain, and his sports massages improve flexibility and relieve injuries, earning him the endorsement of professional football player Damione Lewis. Insight Wellness also received a "Best of the Best" award from Charlotte Magazine in 2015.