Massage therapy is among the best ways to achieve relaxation, on par with listening to actor Ed Harris chant in whale song. Sink into serenity with this Groupon.
- $29 for a 60-minute Swedish or hot-stone massage ($60 value)
The Massage Artist
Signature Service: Massage therapy
Brands Used: Lotus-flower Biotone
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Expect a massage customized for your needs and hot stones in every session.
Q&A with Judy Dufour, Massage Therapist
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
My clients love the massages I give them because I truly care how the massages effects their health. My education allows me to focus on details relating to my clients' conditions, and I study new techniques and implement them during each session. I include hot stones and bamboo roller in every session because I know the healing benefits of each. I also use pressure—not force—during deep tissue sessions to get the maximum positive results.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
The fact that I am assisting a client in self care makes me happy. I develop a connection with my clients that creates a sense of security and trust. When there is trust, there is healing.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
Calming healing touch has always come natural to me. I taught special education for 15 years and I would calm my students down with a calming touch on the shoulder. When I retired as a teacher, I knew I wanted to do massage.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I never rush a session, and I give each client my complete focus.