Like portrait painting, massage demands skillful hands, bold strokes, and a subject who can sit still. Become a human canvas with today’s Groupon to Massage by Modesta. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one 60-minute Swedish-massage session (a $50 value).
- For $48, you get two 60-minute Swedish-massage sessions (a $100 value).<p>
Licensed massage therapist Modesta van den Bogaard soothes aching muscles with gentle Swedish-massage sessions. During each 60-minute mollycoddling, Modesta employs deep strokes and kneading techniques while soft music lulls patrons into a relaxed state, reminiscent of Hawaii. The benefits of massage include increased dopamine and reduced norepinephrine—two neurotransmitters associated with happiness and stress, respectively. Furthermore, stretch marks, scar tissue, and dragon scales fade beneath nimble hands, while joints become more mobile and oxygenated blood flows freely through pampered circulatory systems. Clients typically leave feeling relaxed, energized, and ready to conquer marauding bands of Vikings. In addition to her therapy sessions, Modesta offers a series of helpful tips to ensure that clients get the most out of their sessions.
Massage by Modesta
Licensed massage therapist Modesta van den Bogaard sees herself as belonging to a long lineage of healers. “For centuries,” she writes on her website’s blog, “human touch has shown to have emotional and physical healing effects.” She backs up this claim with Swedish and deep-tissue massages that target any number of ailments, from general anxiety to chronic pain in the neck, back, fascia, and dorsal fin. When she isn’t administering one of her two flagship modalities, Modesta loosens tense muscles with hot stones or applies therapeutic pressure to specific points on the feet during reflexology sessions.