Getting a massage is the most immediate way to relieve issues with your back, seconded by years of couple's therapy on a shiatsu couch. Alleviate aft anxiety with today's Groupon to The Healing Touch. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a 30-minute massage (a $40 value).
- For $35, you get a 60-minute massage (a $75 value).
- For $50, you get a 90-minute massage (a $110 value).
The licensed massage mavens at The Healing Touch relieve tension, calming anxious shoulders and backs through an array of modalities. During 30-, 60-, or 90-minute sessions, accredited therapists tend to dorsal landscapes with one of six different therapeutic forms. Tension-relieving treatments include Swedish massage, during which therapists apply a variety of long strokes, quick taps, and encouraging pats on the back to increase blood-flow and loosen tight musculature. The repetitive-stress-injury therapy, ideal for athletes and those with carpal tunnel, addresses the result of repetitious movements, such as tennis elbow or high-five hand. Healing Touch also offers pregnancy massage and neuromuscular, myofascial, and cranio-sacral therapies, designed to restore balance and equilibrium.
The Healing Touch
Retta Flagg was introduced to the reparative benefits of massage while recovering from a back injury. Once she was back in tip-top shape, Retta decided to pursue a career in massage therapy, focusing her initial training on styles designed to treat injuries and chronic pain. Only a few years after completing massage school in 1986, she started a 10-year career teaching neuromuscular technique at the very same institution she attended—the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy.
Retta now owns and operates The Healing Touch, a place that clients frequent for stress-relieving treatments ranging from Swedish and pregnancy massages to paraffin therapy baths and onsite corporate chair massages. All the wellness center's therapists are graduates of accredited schools, boast more than 600 hours of training, and actively improve their skills through continuing education and thumb-wrestling tournaments.