After a long day of besieging steppe settlements, the Mongol hordes liked to kick back with a vigorous massage, a copy of the Daily Khan, and a nice warm glass of fermented yak's milk. Conquer your own serenity with today’s Groupon: for $35, new clients get a 60-minute Swedish massage at Navillus Bodywork (a $60 value).
At Navillus Bodywork, owner and licensed massage therapist Tara Sullivan practices muscle-melting massage techniques proven to soften hardened human shells. Each 60-minute Swedish massage employs long, flowing, rhythmic strokes aimed at promoting relaxation and improving circulation. Sullivan incorporates traditional Swedish massage components—including effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, friction, and heated pine cones—to coax pain and tension out of muscular hiding places. Effective for aiding with injury recovery and joint swelling, this method of massage is especially recommended after strenuous exercises such as tugs-of-war or pillow fights.
A rejuvenating stop in the peaceful, private confines of Navillus Bodywork irons wrinkly outer layers and relaxes brittle insides as clients settle into a renewed sense of serenity. In order teach the office's barbershop quartet new clients' favorite songs, Sullivan schedules all appointments in advance, so patrons should call ahead.
Tara Sullivan is the founder of and sole practitioner at Navillus Bodywork, a massage-therapy center where she helps clients tackle physical and energetic hindrances with various modalities. The lighter strokes of Swedish massage comfort muscles and frazzled nerves, whereas the more intense kneads of deep-tissue treatments work to reverse the effects of tension, injury, or scar tissue. Heated volcanic rock floods muscles with warmth during hot-stone massages, loosening joints that have become as stiff as Medusa's ophthalmologist.
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