Without massages, tense backs would make it increasingly difficult to bend and stretch, transforming final rounds of “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” renditions to “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Chiropractor’s Bills.” Keep your dance repertoire robust with today’s Groupon to Phoenix Alternative Therapy’s in Acton. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get a 60-minute massage (an $80 value).
- For $75, you get a 90-minute mobile massage at work or home (a $150 value); valid for destinations within a 33-mile radius of zip code 01720.
- For $99, you get three 60-minute massages (a $240 value).<p>
During personalized massage sessions, physical-therapy devotee Chris Duffey shuffles through a slew of massage and movement treatments in an effort to target injured areas and to reduce the muscular mayhem caused by tension. Hands knead tissues with techniques from the four corners of the globe, such as the rigorous movement assistance of Thai-style massage, the long smooth strokes of Swedish massage, the noninvasive bodywork of Russian-style massage, or the narwhal-summoning clicks of Arctic massage. Thumbs delve into deep-tissue massages to excavate tension deposits left by skeletal misalignment or repetitive motions, flushing holed up toxins into the bloodstream and out of the body. Trigger-point therapy targets nerve clusters and knots with focused pressure to obliterate chronic pains like a laser-guided missile with a payload of aspirin, and myofascial massage realigns the soft tissues that are easily tangled and pulled by regular slouching and dehydration. Mr. Duffey carts his table to patients by appointment, expertly whisking away tension within the comfort of one’s own home or temporary cubicle tent.
As an avid outdoorsman, Christopher Duffey has taken his share of bumps and bruises. He's dislocated his shoulder three times, broken his collar bone, and was once paralyzed from his neck to his hip. But instead of slowing him down, these experiences have only strengthened his resolve to learn new ways to help others recover from illness and sports-related injuries.
Today, Christopher is a wellness triple-threat—a holistic healer, massage therapist, and certified personal trainer. At Phoenix Bodywork, he draws on these skills during cupping sessions, pressure point therapy, and more than 12 types of massages, including trigger point therapy and acupressure. Additionally, he can also perform a movement assessment, during which, he checks basic movement patterns to help identify how likely a person is to injure themselves or develop a chronic case of dance fever.