Inaccessible to the hands, back musculature often falls prey to freeloading Kick Me signs and hitchhiking parrots. Liberate a beleaguered back with today's Groupon: for $39, you get one shiatsu massage at Optimum Health Centre (an $80 value).
Optimum Health Centre provides wearied bodies with a multidisciplinary lineup of holistic wellness treatments, including acupuncture, chiropractic care, and low-intensity laser treatments. Muscles strained from high-stress jobs or lead-sack races can find relief with a soothing shiatsu massage. After undergoing a traditional Chinese medical assessment to determine the areas on which the shiatsu treatment should focus, clients are treated to a one-hour medley of finger-and-palm massage techniques. Muscles are meticulously kneaded and stretched according to the zen tradition of shiatsu, which emphasizes being present, achieving mind-body harmony, and not bragging about levitation skills. Optimum Health Centre's band of merry staff members includes zen shiatsu therapist Chagwang Garel, who applies her 10 years of shiatsu experience to bring languid backs back into their natural balance.
Optimum Health Centre
Optimum Health Centre's staff of chiropractors, licensed shiatsu therapists, herbalists, and RMTs blend tenets of Eastern and Western medicine in holistic treatments designed to soothe the body and mind. They ease the kinks out of spines and keep vestigial tails wagging happily with gentle chiropractic and acupuncture treatments. The centre's shiatsu therapist targets chronic aches, pains, and imbalances in the body and mind through the meridian system using fingers, knuckles, and thumbs during relaxing shiatsu massages.