What You'll Get
Soft tissues may quickly become hard tissues if not constantly kneaded and reminded of their humble Sculpey clay beginnings. Soften jaded muscles with today's Groupon: for $44, you get a one-hour custom sports massage at Massage Athletica (an $89.25 value, including GST).
Massage Athletica's certified therapists perform athletics-enhancing and injury-alleviating treatments on clients in a balance-focused therapeutic clinic setting. Patients arrive early for scheduled sessions to complete a survey detailing their treatment needs. After reviewing the form, therapists lead clients to a massage room for one-hour custom muscle-soothing sessions focused on performance enhancement or treatment of existing injuries. Tissue technicians apply modalities such as movement-based Active Release Techniques to address a wide range of soft-tissue concerns. Pre-event massages warm up muscles using fast and short strokes, while post-event massages flush out sports-related body toxins and victory-music residue through slower, longer strokes. Therapists also employ muscle-energy technique to heal strained relationships between opposite joint muscles, or apply gentle, sustained pressure to pained connective tissues in myofascial release. Specialties such as active-release techniques, kinesiotaping, and hydrotherapy may also be used in conjunction with traditional massage.
Prior to their massage sessions, patrons enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks. Patients should arrive for treatment clothed in loose-fitting sports attire, such as shorts or one-size-too-big armour. Massage Athletica's therapists eschew drapes for their movement-based, active treatments but may cover patients depending on affected areas. Postmassage, therapists help clients extend their session benefits by detailing exercises to perform at home or during weekly vision quests.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.