One or Three 60-Minute Swedish, Deep-Tissue or Sports Massages with John Porter CMT (50% Off)

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Suellen L. ·
· Reviewed February 26, 2017
John was professional and did a great job helping me feel relaxed and comfortable. Thank you!

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Tanja M. · 3 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Reviewed January 19, 2017
I had very painful knots in my back and neck. It started bothering me even at sleep. I tried different spa offers, thai, etc...When I came to John, in the first two minutes when he started working around my neck I knew this is different - this is someone who knows what to do and how!!! I will surely schedule more sessions. Thank you John!

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Cherilyn O. · 6 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed July 9, 2016
He's professional and skilled. I'm going to continue using his services.

What You'll Get


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  • $49 for a 60-minute Swedish, deep-tissue, or sports massage ($80 value)
  • $119 for three 60-minute Swedish, deep-tissue, or sports massage ($240 value)

Swedish vs. Deep-Tissue Massage: Finding the Right Way to Relax

Swedish and deep-tissue massage are two bodywork approaches that render very different benefits. Read our guide to choose the best option for you.

The relationship between deep-tissue and Swedish massage is much like that between DayQuil and NyQuil. Both are designed to help you feel better, but the one that makes the most sense depends on your individual needs. Here's what to expect from each of the two modalities:

Swedish massage combines four distinct motions—effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement—to help relieve muscle tension and stimulate blood flow, thereby energizing the body and soothing the mind during a single relaxing session. The four phases are easy enough to distinguish. Effleurage refers to the smooth, gliding strokes that help relax soft tissues at the beginning of the treatment, followed by the squeezing, rolling, or kneading gestures of petrissage. Deep, circular motions make up the friction phase, in which layers of tissue rub against one another to boost circulation. Therapists conclude the massage with tapotement, a rapid cadence of percussive taps performed with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand.

Whereas Swedish massage focuses on relieving mental and physical tension, deep-tissue massage has more specific concerns. Due to stress and other factors, the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body's muscles and bones—the fascia—often tenses up, resulting in muscle knots and a painful buildup of lactic acid. Deep-tissue massage aims to warm up the fascia and release the accumulated toxins. To achieve this, the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, and elbows move along the body in slow, deliberate strokes, applying pressure to penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers. Although the intensity can produce some discomfort, deep-tissue massage should still be relaxing; the goal, after all, is to relieve the tension between muscles and their weird roommate, the skeleton.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). All services must be used by the same person. First-time guests only. Not valid for couples massages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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