Like a karate master, a talented massage therapist has an extensive knowledge of anatomy and enhances deft hand moves by screaming in another language. Combat aching parts with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 90-minute signature massage at Intuitive Healing Arts in Webster Groves (a $100 value).
Licensed massage therapist Kimberly Collier channels more than 800 hours of training into kneading out bothersome knots. Her signature massage fetes sore points with a blend of Swedish, deep-touch, and myofascial-release techniques, delivering a medley more soothing than an acoustic cover of hit whale songs. Slow, deliberate strokes follow the direction of blood flow, while bouts of focused compression ply deeper tissue zones into quiescence. The myofascial-therapy component untangles tense spots in muscular latticework that stem from past stress or highly competitive cat's-cradle tournaments. Pregnant or recently postbirth moms can redeem this Groupon for a prenatal massage, which coddles complaining joints and may reduce fatigue and water retention. Kimberly also encourages patrons to discover their inner healing powers in addition to the 3-D skateboard in Magic Eye pictures.
Intuitive Healing Arts
Licensed massage therapist Kimberly Collier channels more than 900 hours of training into kneading out bothersome knots. After she studied holistic-healing techniques at the Healing Arts Center, she opened Intuitive Healing Arts to bring harmony to minds, bodies, and spirits.
She helps bodies tap into their innate healing abilities through soothing modalities that range from Swedish to deep-touch and myofascial release massage to Reiki and transformational breath work. The latter uses breathing techniques to stimulate circulation and improve well-being.