Massage is a time-honoured method of alleviating stress, as is the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today’s Groupon to Miracle Health Network. Choose between the following options:
- For $59, you get a 90-minute advanced therapeutic-massage package (a $149 value) that includes the following:
- Advanced therapeutic massage
- Two 10-minute T-Zone workouts
- 15 minutes in an infrared sauna
- 10-minutes on the Chi machine<p>
- For $99, you get a three-hour couples advanced therapeutic-massage workshop (a $249 value).
Miracle Health Network’s cadre of ache-erasing professionals imbues weary bodies with renewed vitality via therapeutic massages and body treatments. During the 90-minute advanced therapeutic massage, therapists use varied techniques—including myofascial release, deep-tissue massage, and Swedish massage—to loosen up shoulders stiff from carrying back packs filled with cans of Mountain Dew. Once neck cricks have been evicted, patrons sweat through a pair of 10-minute sessions on the T-Zone machine whose oscillating vibration platform prompts muscle contractions that facilitate quick yet potent workouts. Fifteen-minutes of serene sitting amid the balmy air of an infrared sauna prompts skin to sprout a patina of perspiration that aids in expunging toxins and heavy metals. Treatments conclude with 10 minutes of spinal undulation on a Chi machine that can oxygenate subcutaneous cells while helping to increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage. Bodies cartwheel out of their appointments sporting a revamped corporeal alignment that renders physiques as agile and serene as a meditating cat.
Alternatively, couples can hone their stress relief prowess during a three-hour advanced therapeutic-massage workshop helmed by one of Miracle Health Network’s gurus. During the session, duos learn techniques that aid in easing collective muscular tension acquired from two-person saw contests. Participants can chuck toothsome snacks into one another’s mouths, and a packet of course materials can be taken home to jog sluggish memories.
Miracle Health Network
When Dr. Marthin Botha was studying pharmaceuticals in his home country of South Africa and earning his PhD in biochemistry in Switzerland, he was originally trying to become a medical doctor. He changed his focus after he found that he preferred the art of healing over the prescription of medicines. He went to Germany to study naturopathic medicine, charting a new path that would lead him to China to study the country’s traditional practices and to India to study ayurvedic herbal medicine. He brings this wealth of knowledge to Miracle Health Network, where he helps patients create treatment plans based on a 45-minute questionnaire they can take online or in the office.
He also oversees a staff that includes several experienced massage therapists. Their signature treatment, the Next Level massage, requires that two staffers work on a single patient; as one massages the patient's shoulders, back, and neck, the other works on the feet and calves. Staff members also perform ear candling and create weight-loss programs that incorporate energy-balancing treatments and whole-body-vibration therapy, which forges muscular strength and fires the metabolism.