Giving yourself a massage, like throwing yourself a surprise birthday party or asking for your own hand in marriage, is a surefire disappointment. Leave kneading to the knowledgeable with today’s Groupon to Touched by an Angels Wing in Santa Fe. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a 30-minute Swedish massage (a $40 value).
- For $32, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage (a $70 value).
- For $45, you get a 90-minute Swedish massage (a $105 value).
Nationally certified and licensed massage therapist Emmett Garcia utilizes education and experience to soothe the body’s muscular tissue with deft strokes and directed pressure. During the Swedish massage, Garcia blankets the figure in oils, lotions, or oil-and-lotion-soaked blankets before assuaging muscles with a combination of strokes, such as rolling, kneading, and percussion. Bodies experience physical and mental relaxation from a diverse range of massage modalities, including vibration, friction, and effleurage, which warms the muscles with a light, skimming touch. In addition to relieving aches, pains, and stress, the Swedish massage also helps stimulate circulation and augment flexibility for better range of motion and the ability to successfully hug both loved ones and buildings made by Frank Gehry.
Touched by an Angel's Wing
Emmett Garcia, the licensed massage therapist at Touched by an Angel’s Wing, renders therapeutic full-body massages using oils or lotions and techniques culled from more than 10 distinct modalities. During each session, Garcia plies a variety of strokes, from rhythmic percussion taps to kneading maneuvers targeted to improve sluggish circulation, like a library that smears its books with chocolate. In addition to redressing backaches, the massage sessions can help to ease stressed-out minds and abate the severity of ailments, such as migraines and swelling from sports injuries or pregnancy. When his own nimble fingers are not enough, Garcia calls upon such spa staples as warm paraffin wax and mud to soothe achy joints and flush toxins from pores.