Like a car, the human body needs occasional realignment to ensure that a pleasant journey down the sidewalk doesn't become a careening detour into someone's kitchen. Keep human parts functioning properly with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $36 for one 60-minute rolling-alignment massage (a $75 value)
- $99 for three hours of rolling-alignment massage (a $200 value)
Rolling-alignment massages aim to increase flexibility, address chronic pain, and correct posture problems more quickly and with longer-lasting results than standard massages. The second option can be divided into three 60-minute sessions, two 90-minute sessions, or one 3-hour session. A 60-minute session can address one ailment, the back, or one chronic issue. A 90-minute session allows for up to half of an alignment, addressing either front-to-back or side-to-side posture. Two hours of rolling can correct two chronic issues, and three hours allows for a full-body postural alignment with results that can last for weeks or months.
A series of coincidences helped Stephanie Lay to create the system of symmetric rolling. In 2007, she was using the traditional foam rolling techniques used by sports-medicine practitioners to help to correct her alignment problems and persistent pigeon toe on her left leg. She had taken to stuffing a dense rubber ball inside of a hard cardboard cylinder to activate areas and tissues the softer foam equipment couldn't address. Months later, while helping a friend to work out an aching hamstring on a rubber ball, Lay discovered something odd: When her friend's leg was on the rubber, the leg would shake due to the amount of energy blocked inside, but when her foot touched the hardwood floor, the trembling ceased. By incorporating this observation with her foam rolling exercises, she created her own system that integrated mysofascial release with the energy-stabilizing powers of wood.
Lay used her degree in kinesiology and 10-year career in bodywork to create her practice, and today she helps others to align and balance through symmetric rolling. Clients roll across different-size wooden spheres and dowels that place firm pressure on fascia lines to release adhesions. The client is in control of the entire treatment, with Lay on hand to ensure proper movement and offer encouragement.
Those who wish to continue treatment at home can purchase the rebel rollers and mana balls, which are produced by hand. Lay engraves each ball with a checker logo that represents the balance between light and dark. A fruit-tree seed accompanies every purchase to replace the tree that made each wooden product and to add authenticity to Johnny Appleseed costumes.