Sweden is a land rich in resources, from its easily exportable massage techniques to its rivers overflowing with scarlet gelatin fish. Sample Scandinavian strokes and other massage styles with today’s Groupon: for $28, you get a 30-minute massage from Katie White, RMT, at the Koster Wellness Centre in Courtenay (a $56 value, including HST).
Registered massage therapist Katie White melts tension and shoos away muscle stiffness by applying a smorgasbord of circulation-boosting massage techniques. Back pain and achy joints shrink in fear during a half-hour therapeutic massage, which incorporates trigger-point therapy, facial release, hydrotherapy, and strongly worded ultimatums. The relaxation massage, meanwhile, challenges stress to a duel with a gauntlet of Swedish techniques, including long, fluid strokes and the gentle humanism of Scandinavian filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Additional body-coddling benefits can include improved joint mobility, immune function, and lymph drainage. Upgrades are available for an additional fee.
290 England Ave.
Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 6L6