Massage therapists’ hands can perform incredible feats, kneading the skin to drive away pain and snapping fingers to summon soothing music from its hiding place. Believe in magic with today’s Groupon to Symmetry Bodywork in Lafayette. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a 60-minute customized massage (an $85 value).
- For $59, you get a 90-minute customized massage (a $140 value).<p>
Debi Raya, a licensed massage therapist and member of the American Massage Therapy Association, brings 14 years of muscle-melting know-how to her customizable rubdowns. Tailored to each client’s individual needs and corporeal cues, Debi’s massages work to purge pain, discomfort, and misplaced car keys from sore necks and backs. Debi can cycle through multiple soul- and sinew-soothing modalities during each 60- or 90-minute treatment, from sports and pregnancy massage techniques to the targeted strokes and penetrating kneads central to deep-tissue bodywork. Ideal for relieving chronic aches and pent-up stress, massage therapy has also been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce headaches caused by a neighbor’s early-morning rocket launches.
The past 14 years of Debi Raya's career has been dedicated to helping athletes and expectant mothers prepare and work through some of the most important events in their lives. After training at the National Holistic Institute, she gained membership into the American Massage Therapy Association and the Performance Plus Sports Massage Team. With that backing, she went on to ease the aches of both amateur and professional athletes and even traveled to Europe with the USA Triathalon team for their world-championship events.
Today she brings her kneads to private clients in her own practice, which includes sports massage and pregnancy massage. Having spent time training to be a midwife, Debi also coaches mothers through their labor pains as a doula.