Massage has healed bodies and spirits for more than 3,000 years, a distinction shared only with the Hippocratic oath. Pledge to your health with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for one 60-minute therapeutic massage (a $95 value)
- $130 for three 60-minute therapeutic massages (a $285 value)
Therapist Megan Brooks blends strokes and guided movements from different massages to relieve painful connective tissue. In addition to enhancing circulation and releasing tension, this style can stimulate atrophied muscles and loosen stiff joints.
Megan Brooks, CMT
As an avid athlete, Megan Brooks looked forward to a lifetime of tight, sore muscles. Physical stiffness did not impede her agile mind, however, which targeted massage therapy to deepen her knowledge of the body and hurdle the side effects of exercise. She formalized her passion at the National Holistic Institute's College of Massage Therapy in San Francisco, and she graduated with a letter of excellence. Currently, she focuses on harmonizing body and spirit with her strong hands and the warm, soothing light emanating from her third eye, knowing firsthand that this balance—different for every client—is critical to general well-being and athletic performance. A specialization in integrative massage reflects this attitude, as the style allows her to respond to individual problems with any stroke from her repertoire, including Swedish, deep-tissue therapy, and rarer styles such as Hawaiian lomi lomi.
As director of the manual therapy program at Inner-Action Sports Rehab in Oakland, she continuously expands her knowledge of how the human body works, fails, and can be righted without jamming limbs into a T-square. Practicing the 3,000-year-old art also sparked her interest in the ancient holistic health systems of ayurveda and Chinese medicine, the study of which she has penned into her continuing-education schedule.
“Thank you for a wonderful massage! ”
“Great touch, very firm site specific work. ”
“Great massage overall, and she did particularly good, focused work on an old problem area. Also, she asked questions and listened. I think she'd be a particularly...”
“Great massage overall, and she did particularly good, focused work on an old problem area. Also, she asked questions and listened. I think she'd be a particularly good choice alongside PT or to deal with [old] injuries.”