The human body is like a romantic gift bag, filled with delicate layers of tissue that help prevent the heart from breaking. Pamper precious muscles with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour Swedish massage or a sports massage at Regain Solace Therapeutic Massage (a $60 value).
As the official massage therapist of the Dayton Gems professional hockey team, Shannon DeCamp wields her knot-kneading know-how to relieve tension and alleviate chronic aches. This tissue magician makes back pain disappear with a Swedish massage, which includes an hour of gentle kneading, stretching, and vibration. To prepare soul sacks for strenuous activity, such as ice fishing or competitive knitting, clients can also opt for a 60-minute sports massage, designed to increase endurance and flexibility, prevent injuries, assist in healing, and decrease the chances of winning an Olympic bronze medal.
Located inside At Peace Massage & Wellness, Regain Solace Therapeutic Massage’s private suites lure in the eye and the mind with warm earth tones, simple black-and-white photography, and atmospheric lighting that keeps the focus on relaxation, instead of the outside world and its many glitter cannons.
Regain Solace Therapeutic Massage
If you told Shannon DeCamp years ago that she would become the official massage therapist of the Dayton Gems professional hockey team, she might have thought you were one winger short of a line change. The former waitress and bartender took an interest in the medical benefits of massage therapy after suffering from sciatica and seeking chiropractic care in an office that also housed a licensed massage therapist. She went on to graduate from the Dayton School of Medical Massage and earn licensure, and has trained in the areas of Swedish, sports, therapeutic, pregnancy, and hot-stone massage.
DeCamp now owns Regain Solace Therapeutic Massage—which operates inside At Peace Massage & Wellness—and offers mobile massage services in clients' homes. She also performs in-office chair massages, soothing muscles that are sore from rearranging cubicles into mini labryinths.