Tightly packed muscles are constantly crowding each other, clashing during vigorous workouts and pushing kidneys out of the way to get a better look at fresh appendectomy scars. Spread out tense musculature with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a signature neuromuscular massage at Massage Revolution in Manhattan Beach (a $79 value). Groupon holders who book a second massage appointment on the day they redeem Groupons will get the same discounted rate of $39.
Backed by a team of licensed therapists, Massage Revolution's owners, Michael and Melissa Greenspan, waggle highly skilled fingers across aching musculature during neuromuscular massages. A top contender on LA CityVoter's Hot List 2008, the neuromuscular massage turns the tables on chronic pain by tracking twinges to their source, such as inadequate blood flow, tightly wound trigger points, or repeatedly stubbing toes on the same pedestrian. Kneading digits travel a specific muscular roadmap, unclenching muscles one by one and releasing soreness, stiffness, and stress into the ether. The targeted strokes can also help prevent future muscle strain, hunched posture, fatigue, and osteoporosis. After appointments, clients enjoy long-lasting relief from discomfort caused by migraines, fibromyalgia, injuries, and a variety of other medical conditions, leaving the premises with muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.
In 2008, Los Angeles CityVoter’s Hot List ranked Massage Revolution one of the city’s best places for massage therapy. Owners Michael and Melissa Greenspan specialize in neuromuscular-massage treatments, which pinpoint the location of pain and root it out through specific techniques. Most often, they discover that poor circulation, nerve compression, or metal-joint oxidization is the source of pain. From here, they manipulate key trigger points within the muscles. The owners work alongside a group of licensed massage therapists who also perform neuromuscular massage, as well as traditional massage modalities such as Swedish, shiatsu, deep tissue, reflexology, and reiki.