Though it doesn't provide the discomfort and high ticket prices associated with an airport pat-down, a massage is still an effective tool for discovering concealed knives and small firearms. Prove you’re not packing in the most relaxing way with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a 60-minute massage from Total Relaxation in Ames (a $60 value).
Master back manipulator Cindy Larson has relieved stressed muscles and aching body parts with a variety of hands-on techniques for 14 years, including at the Special Olympics in 2006. Cindy discusses the ins and outs of four massage modalities and helps clients choose the most beneficial one for them. The Swedish massage uses light to moderate pressure to help alleviate tension throughout the body, while those in need of deeper relief can choose the deep-tissue massage, in which Cindy’s hands don headlamps to delve into unexplored tension caves. Muscle-release techniques utilize body position and specific pressure to help unclench tense muscles, while trigger-point therapy locates specific areas of pain to strum them out with firm, intuitive strokes during a lengthy massage solo. Cindy specializes in relieving hip, back, and shoulder pain, as well as headaches and pain associated with plantar fasciitis.
Cindy Larson, the massage therapist behind Total Relaxation, has relieved aching bodies with a variety of hands-on techniques since 1997, including at the Special Olympics in 2006 and at Iowa State University's dance marathon in 2009. At her practice, she discusses the ins and outs of different massage modalities with clients before sessions, helping them choose the most beneficial one for them. Relaxing Swedish massages alleviate tension with light pressure, whereas trigger-point and muscle-release techniques work to unclench tense muscles and constricted fascia. Cindy specializes in relieving hip, back, and shoulder pain, as well as headaches and pain associated with plantar fasciitis.
507 26th St.
Ames, Iowa 50010