It takes about 15 muscles to smile, 50 to frown, and 148 to save a curbside couch from life in a landfill. Soothe sympathetic sinews with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage at Therapeutic Massage (a $55 value).
Experienced therapist and Therapeutic Massage proprietor Kimberly Walker soothes tired muscles with a variety of massage techniques. The medium to deep pressure of a Swedish massage combines soothing strokes with various kneading, tapping, and vibrating motions to reduce stress, ease tension, and dislodge lichens that mistook your stiff back for a rock. Deep-tissue massage moves at a slower pace, gradually working deeper into muscles and connective tissue to excavate chronic pains and increase flexibility. For up to three days after treatment, clients may experience redness, inflammation, muscle soreness, and difficulty giving high-fives, for which Therapeutic Massage recommends an at-home epsom-salt bath (not included with today's Groupon) to help draw out needling toxins and relieve any residual muscle pain.
Kimberly Walker uses her skills in massage therapy to help people find relief from headaches, fatigue, chronic pain, and stress. She uses deep-tissue techniques and sweeping Swedish massage strokes to loosen tense muscles and incorporates aromatherapy oils and hot stones into sessions. She also offers a special prenatal massage for expectant mothers and husbands that wish to experience every pregnancy moment their wives experience.