Much like a grizzly bear that has recently awoken from hibernation, a freshly-massaged human can relax more deeply, roar even louder, and shimmy lithely all the way to the treetops. Rise and shine with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour Thai yoga massage with hot stone therapy at Transformative Healing Touch in Centerville (a $65 value).
Trained in Thai yoga massage at the Vedic Conservatory, Sarah Wartell of Transformative Healing Touch combines expert phalanges and soothing yogic movements to induce intense relaxation. During the one-hour session (a $55 value) in Sarah's cozy, wood-floored studio, she kneads fully clothed clients like pastry dough with a cadre of customized movements, freeing the body from clingy toxins and tension. Though Thai yoga therapy blends massage with yoga, rookie pose-strikers can take comfort in Sarah's articulate muscle-whispering, which is equally accessible to those without a regular yoga practice. To cement new bodily pliability, Sarah applies hot stones (a $10 value) along strategic toxin interstates in the body, drawing impurities out through the pores and melting muscle knots like gallium in a cup of room-temperature tea.
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Sarah Wartell, a trained practitioner in thai-yoga bodywork, yoga, and Japanese reiki therapy, helms a studio in which she calls on all three holistic modalities to achieve optimal physical and mental healing. During yoga classes for all abilities, the studio fills with the sounds of controlled breathing, stretch-induced groans, and high-pitched yelps of contentment from downward-facing dogs. Agency shifts to the therapist during thai-yoga bodywork sessions that achieve heightened states of relaxation with a blend of focused compression and assisted poses. To practice their similarly holistic art, reiki therapists draw on ancient Japanese techniques designed to shuffle life-force energies around the body. Sarah’s mission to relax bodies and minds simultaneously is reflected in her studio’s décor, which features artwork depicting peace signs and leafy trees.