Massage was developed by NASA to help astronauts cope with edgy Tang-induced sugar highs, lack of ESPN, and predatory aliens stowed away in the hangar bay. Achieve its soothing effects outside the soul-crushing abyss of outer space with today’s Groupon to Tru Massage Therapy on South Louise Avenue.
Helmed by Danielle Rivera, Tru Massage Therapy’s skilled staff of massage therapists helps muscles relax, restore, and recover amid a calming atmosphere. Decrease muscle tension and stress while improving range of motion, blood flow, and overall good vibes with four available massages. The gentle kneading and soothing strokes of Swedish massage evoke muscular relaxation; a pregnancy massage melts away aches and exhaustion brought on by carting around a freeloading infant; deep tissue massage hones in on embedded tension and sends in an excavation team to fight the mole men guarding the pain deposits; while finally, a sports massage restores bodies to a limber state for optimum athletic performance or canoe trips to the moon.
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Danielle Rivera, owner of Tru Massage Therapy, did not set out to become a massage therapist. "I like helping people," she says, and she did so for many years as a CNA in nursing homes. When she began to transition to a medical-assistant program, Rivera discovered her passion for massage. She got her massage license in 2008 and never looked back. Now, Rivera and a team of therapists provide 10 massage modalities and myriad spa services.
In addition to botanical body wraps and waxing services, Rivera's talent for clinical massage has improved her patients' lives and her ability to open industrial-size jars of pickles. "I had a client that could only lift his arm 90 degrees, and after working on him. . . he could go up to 160 degrees." She has also provided relief for migraine sufferers. Clients who "were taking prescription pain meds. . . were able to cut down their prescriptions significantly" or repurpose them altogether into beaded necklaces.