While crossing your arms and rubbing your back may convince your classmates that you’re no longer single, it won’t make for a very effective massage. Trust a nonimaginary muscle coddler with today’s Groupon to Massage Haven in Batavia, which shares a space with Batavia Back & Neck Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get any 60-minute massage (an $80 value).
- For $115, you get any three 60-minute massages (a $240 value).
Massage Haven’s licensed therapists draw from varied muscle-mending disciplines to deliver massages that focus on relieving stress, soothing pain, and promoting relaxation. Before each one-hour session, therapists consult with clients to determine the best therapy, adapting their attack plan based on specific problem areas, previous massages, and intel gathered by horseback messengers. Sports massage helps relieve fatigue and swelling while promoting flexibility and preventing future injuries, and myofascial release techniques stretch the body’s smaller layers of soft tissue, equalizing muscle tension. In contrast to Swedish massage’s long, slow, gliding strokes, designed to relax and rejuvenate, deep-tissue massage attacks the deepest muscle layers, releasing chronic tension and increasing circulation. For clients with back, hip, or shoulder problems, active isolated stretching combines myofascial release with athletic stretches, resulting in greater mobility and ligaments that are as smooth and relaxed as Barry White in a bubble bath.
Sessions at Massage Haven take place on a padded table, and may employ drag-resistant, nongreasy lotion. Nearly every aspect of the massage depends on clients’ needs and preferences, from whether to play music during the session or whether to massage the whole body or focus on specific areas—a blessing for giraffes with cramped necks and only an hour to spare.
Massage Haven carries out its mission to help those suffering from pain or stress by treating every patient with personalized care. The facility has provided services at its current Batavia location for 20 years and offers a range of massage modalities that include Swedish, deep tissue, and myofascial release. Before initial treatments, Massage Haven's professionals conduct a brief consultation both to find out what each patient is hoping to gain from massage and to make sure none of their bones are made of marshmallows.
112 Spring St.
Batavia, Illinois 60510