In addition to the humiliation of being buried by dogs and dug up by science teachers, skeletons are ornery because they lack the musculature necessary to get massaged. Avoid taking your skin for granted with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a 60-minute massage (a $70 value) at Southcenter Massage in Tukwila.
Offering an arsenal of massage techniques—including Swedish, foot reflexology, deep tissue, shiatsu, Lomi Lomi, and sports—Southcenter Massage relaxes, rejuvenates, and revitalizes your body and mind in a warm, comfortable environment. Popular with chronic hand-walkers, the foot reflexology massage targets reflex areas to relieve stress and tension, affording clients the confidence to resume bipedalism. The Hawaiian-born Lomi Lomi massage, on the other hand, combines light and deep pressure with short and long strokes lubricated with lotion and mai tais. Crocodile wranglers will find relief with the sports massage, a hodgepodge of Swedish, shiatsu, and acupressure techniques focusing only on body parts that need soothing, such as sore shoulders and heartbroken stomachs.
Yelpers give Southcenter Massage a five-star average:
George Teramoto’s father, a carpenter, would often come home from work with aches and pains. As a kid, George would walk on his father’s back to relieve the tension; as an adult, he explored back rubs and other techniques. What began as a father-son bonding ritual eventually transformed into a career. Now a licensed massage practitioner with more than 13 years of experience, George heads his own studio, Southcenter Massage, which employs both male and female massage therapists.
With a two-pronged focus on healing and relaxation, he kneads physiques with a choice of six styles. He can relax his clients with soothing Swedish strokes or address chronic pains at their root with the more intense pressure of deep-tissue massage. During shiatsu massages, he uses his hands and elbows to balance clients’ energy flow. His foot reflexology sessions, meanwhile, use foot manipulation to resolve diverse problems, from achy backs to ugly shoes.