Like the three branches of government, bodies, minds, and souls often find themselves in contentious disagreement over how much wine is too much wine in a voting booth. Reconcile triune tribunals with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get $95 worth of wellness services at Lighten up Therapies.
The wellness duo behind Lighten up Therapies, licensed massage therapist Sharon Hartnett and therapist Fletcher Stark, help to keep the mind-body tether taut with an array of alternative therapeutic services. Inside the roomy new studio, the therapists welcome clients who are angling to alleviate stress or physical pain or simply wish to break patterns of negative thinking that lead to gloomy outlooks and unsellable romantic-comedy screenplays.
Clients may ease bodily tensions with 55-minute sessions of deep-tissue or Swedish massage ($95 each) or draw on the sacred symbols of reiki ($95) to harmonize the mind/body/spirit connection. During SomatoEmotional Release sessions ($95), therapists help clients to release the negative energy of past traumas stowed in the body, resulting in an overall feeling of relief. The integrative studio also hosts local study groups and workshops for those interested in exploring the mind-body connection and its impressive collection of paper clips and rubber bands.