Like a potato, if the human body is not properly mashed and moisturized, it will never be used for anything more than a science-project battery. Make sure your body is properly fluffed and buttered with today's Groupon: for $95, you get three 60-minute deep-tissue massages (a $195 value) at Integrated Movement & Massage Solutions, located in West Hartford.
During 60-minute deep-tissue massages, Integrated Movement's licensed knot-noodler A. Malaika Sharp uses therapeutic kneading techniques to restore soul sacks left sore from hours sitting in desk chairs and rocking colicky, cement garden gnomes to sleep. After listening to each client's specific sinew needs, Sharp employs a custom blend of deliberate strokes and targeted pressure to intercept pain signals and promote healing. The deep massage style not only alleviates chronic pain, but can also improve posture, boost flexibility, and enhance the body's willingness to cooperate on deep-sea treasure dives.
Though reviews are limited, Integrated Movement & Massage Solutions has a perfect five-star average rating from six Citysearchers:
- Because I had minor surgery on my back and I move around a lot, I've had massages all over this country and outside this country. From NY to San Fransisco [sic], Texas to Montreal, I have never found a better massage therapist than at Integrated Movement here in Hartford. – christo55
- My therapist was courteous and gave me options I didn't know I had when receiving a massage. Would I go back again? definately [sic]! When? Not soon enough!! – aishmajor
Integrated Movement and Massage Solutions
State-licensed massage therapist (license #004958) A. Malaika Sharp cultivates relaxation and targets each client's unique issues with a focused menu of services. She can shoo everyday stress away through basic relaxation massages, but she’s as focused on function as she is on feeling good. An avid martial artist and cyclist, Sharp consults with all clients to understand the ways they use their bodies for work and recreation. That helps her pick out distinct patterns of motion and coax bad habits or stored tension out of muscles, whether she’s targeting chronic aches through deep-tissue techniques or helping athletes recover from strenuous duck-duck-goose training through sports massage. Or, for those suffering from headaches and migraines, she can incorporate trigger-point therapy. Sharp is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.
17 S Highland St.
West Hartford, Connecticut 06116Get Directions