Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a Swedish massage at Touch of Tranquility Massage Therapy in Murfreesboro (a $90 value).
At Touch of Tranquility, the practiced hands of licensed massage therapist Anji Cruz dispel tension with flowing strokes and gentle pressure, personalized to each patient’s needs. During the 90-minute Swedish massage, Anji’s patient palms glide over exterior muscles to improve circulation, calm the nervous system, and evict lower-back pain for its failure to pay rent, allowing for deeper compression as the body slowly relaxes. To further tailor their tension-taming treatment, new clients complete basic health forms upon arrival to identify allergies and answer any questions regarding past injuries. Allergies permitting, Cruz soothes skin with hydrating lotion or oil as she shoos away pain and banishes physical manifestations of stress such as headaches, high blood pressure, and recurring nightmares about alarm clocks.
Soft music piped into the warm massage chamber beckons reluctant bodies into complete relaxation, melting away corporeal stress until only a pair of attentive ears remains. Putting patients’ peace of mind at the forefront of her practice, Anji invites clients to undress only as much as they feel comfortable, and clean sheets and towels are provided to allow for modest draping of the client’s body or a particularly shy coat rack.
Touch of Tranquility
Licensed massage therapist Anji Cruz is a believer in the positive effect of bodywork on the mind. Each strategically placed knead has the power to release endorphins, calm the psyche, or boost sudoku proficiency. Anji is skilled at many different massage modalities, including deep-tissue and Swedish work.