What You'll Get
- One 60-Minute Therapeutic or Rehabilitation Massage
- One 90-Minute Therapeutic or Rehabilitation Massage
Muscular System: The Meat of the Matter
The joys of a massage or the relief of a chiropractic adjustment—and the stresses of physical work—play out partly in the muscles. Learn just what pumps the body up with Groupon’s guide to the muscular system.
The human body has more than 630 muscles keeping it upright and mobile. They make up almost half its weight and power the movements of the bones, the blood, and even the food in the stomach. Perhaps the most familiar muscles are those seen in bodybuilding contests and facial-expression contests: the skeletal, or voluntary, muscles. They’re attached to our bones and controlled by our brains, which zap them with electrical signals to cause their fibers to contract. During a muscle contraction, filaments inside the muscle fibers slide together, stacking up on one another so that the larger fiber shortens. In shortening, the fibers gain thickness—a phenomenon we notice as flexing. Whatever muscles do, they accomplish by this single pulling action. If a bicep (part of a category of muscles known as flexors) flexes to lift a barbell, it needs a tricep (an extensor), pulling in the opposite direction, to bring the arm back down.
The other two types of muscles are smooth muscles and cardiac muscles, and both are beyond our conscious control. Cardiac muscles control the beating of the heart, contracting the chambers to push blood throughout the body. But the blood doesn’t ride to the toes on that momentum alone. Lining the blood vessels are smooth muscles that help push it along. These also line the esophagus, stomach, and intestine to move food through the digestive tract, and can even help regulate the body’s temperature by opening and closing capillaries near the skin surface, all without conscious effort. The subconscious brain is also happy to turn muscles to ends beyond their apparent purpose: for instance, what we experience as shivering from cold is simply the brain causing the muscles to spasm so they will generate heat and keep your blood and any baby chicks in your coat pockets warm.
The Fine Print
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What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I am offering an advanced therapeutic massage, which includes Orthopedic massage techniques and Advanced Cyriax frictions. This method was developed in the late 1940s as opposed to Swedish massage, which is about 250 years old. The modality I am offering has been proven effective to help MVA victims, people with sports injuries and just overworked office workers. In fact the results are stunningly superior to many over methods. It is not a relaxation massage. So if someone looks for a relaxation or a traditional style, he will be better off going to a Relaxation Spa. This massage is designed for people who want to feel better, get rid off their injuries etc. My style is quite different from other massage therapists, which is why it is so much more effective. Doing same thing other and other cannot produce different result.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Originally, I had to look for a strong competitive advantage to retain a client in order to compete with others. That pushed me to look for a new and innovative methods of treatment. Once I achieved that level that I could treat almost any injury possible, I found that high of fixing someone's problem is far greater than any money that could be offered.
What do you love most about your job?
In my job I love the most the opportunity to help people to get better. I love to interact with people and to deal with challenges my job presents. Challenge is that makes it interesting and exciting.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
This question is not that clear. I had a woman who was scheduled for three surgeries: Carpal tunnel and both knees. All the surgeries cancelled after my interference. I had a person who was 3 years on disability with a low back pain, after one appointment he went back to work on modified duties and after 5 appointments he was pain free....If you just asking about the reviews, this one is quite good, I got more of them on my fb, google and Vagaro accounts. One of the best therapeutic massages in the town specialized for muscle pain management. I had a severe pain in my hand. He was so knowledgeable about my health condition when I explained about the pain. I highly recommend this massage if you are looking for a therapeutic massage after an injury.