Massages are a time-honored method of alleviating stress, much like the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a one-hour deep-tissue or relaxation massage (an $80 value) at Minnesota Wellness Institute in Roseville.
Thoroughly versed in joint intricacies and deep-tissue bodywork, seasoned massage therapist Maggie Fritzke assuages back and body pain with kneading sessions attuned to the particular therapeutic needs of each client. A deep-tissue massage deploys directed pressure to target and release tension and chronic pain stockpiled within the dark depths of layered muscular tissue. Alternately, a relaxation massage cycles through a variety of soothing strokes to ease anatomical aches, stimulate circulation, and broaden the range of an aspiring coloratura sopranos.
Who Loves Massage?
As a child, well before she became a licensed massage therapist, Maggie Fritzke loved to give rudimentary rubdowns to her friends and family. Today, she has turned this natural inclination into a true art form, intuitively searching out areas of tension with the long, gliding strokes of Swedish massage. Her skill really shines during her deep-tissue massages, when embedded muscle knots relent under the firm pressure, rocking, and stretching of her hands and forearms. Fritzke can even come to clients' offices to perform chair massages while they're taking breaks or working on patenting new ways to sit in chairs.