Massage was developed by NASA to help astronauts cope with edgy Tang-induced sugar highs, lack of ESPN, and predatory aliens stowed in the hangar bay. Achieve its soothing effects outside the soul-crushing abyss of outer space with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a sports-massage Thai treatment at Lodi Healing Arts Clinic (an $80 value).
Trained in multiple massage and bodywork techniques, Michael Parks manipulates physiques into alignment in Lodi Healing Arts Clinic's comprehensive bodywork center. During the two-hour sports-massage Thai treatment, he will gradually stretch ligaments, manipulate muscles, and set joints at ease with a series of well-timed anecdotes. Custom treatments allow Michael to soothe each body's individual needs while conditioning muscles to maintain mass, strength, and size. The intensive kneading traditionally takes place on a massage table, but Parks also employs the spacious arena of a Thai massage mat to break out of routine confines and avoid constantly replacing his good massage china. The experts at Lodi Healing Arts Clinic recommend wearing comfortable athletic clothes for the treatment, since physiques will remain garbed throughout the session.
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Relaxing strokes are but one tool in massage therapist Michael Parks’s arsenal of bodywork knowledge. Inspired by the grace and wisdom of martial-arts superstar Bruce Lee, he fights chronic pain with focused movements developed in the Far East. Migraine treatments teem with Eastern techniques such as reflexology and acupressure, and general massages follow a deductive, freeform style, much like the teachings of Bruce himself. During Thai massages, Michael guides the client’s body through assisted stretches that resemble yoga poses or slow-motion chicken dances. Western modalities such as Swedish massage inform stress-relief treatments, which can be tailored to address specific concerns such as sinus pressure or sports-related soreness. In addition to targeting existing aches with therapeutic touch, Michael uses postural analyses, range-of-motion assessments, and personal training to identify and address underlying sources of pain.