Massage is a time-honored method of alleviating stress, as is the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour massage at Massage by Nichole (a $65 value).
A certified massage therapist and recent Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy graduate, Nichole works to expunge muscle fatigue, stress, and limited range of motion with a variety of one-hour massages. Nichole coats backs in lotions and oils as she performs the gliding strokes of Swedish massage, which aims to bolster circulation and soothingly transforms muscles into the consistency of swedish meatballs for deep relaxation and better buoyancy in lingonberry gravy. Alternatively, prenatal massage decreases the swelling, anxiety, and depression plaguing expectant moms, and neuromuscular therapy targets each patient’s tender spots in order to restore homeostatic balance to the central nervous system and release pain-easing endorphins. A myofascial release scours head façades for tension, administering gentle pressure to pain-inducing areas that may relieve agitation, chronic pain, scoliosis, headaches, and muscle strain spawned from impersonating one of Picasso’s portraits.
180 Jackson Plaza
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103