In a recent European knead-off, the Swedish massage retained its muscle-mashing dominance over the pinching-centric Estonian massage and the Lithuanian potato massage. Indulge your love for all things first place with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a 90-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage at Uzima Springs Massage & Wellness in Knightdale (a $110 value).
Led by licensed medical massage practitioner Maryanne Kamau, Uzima Springs customizes relaxation treatments to the individual. Sore sinews in need of soothing will appreciate the 90-minute Swedish massage, which employs healing hands to apply light- to medium-pressure kneads. It uses a combination of long connective strokes with kneading, gliding, and rhythmic tapping to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, melt stress, and soothe muscles bashed by everyday life or intense underwater paintball tournaments.
Specific trouble areas in need of deeper kneading will gawk during the deep-tissue massage, which releases chronic stress by focusing on muscles, tendons, and ligaments at an intense and point-specific pressure. Soreness is common after therapy but may be alleviated by water consumption and light aerobics such as jumping jacks and bungee hopscotching.
Uzima Springs Massage & Wellness
At Uzima Springs Massage & Wellness, licensed massage therapists counter chronic pain, injuries, and stress with nine styles of massage. Since the staff knows that many clients are seeking relief from specific ailments, they begin each session with a private consultation, during which the client can describe the location of their pain and relate the exact words from the Necronomicon that precipitated its development. Once they've established the most pressing concerns, the therapists adapt each modality so that it focuses on these trouble spots, modifying the thera-cupping technique to treat a strained hamstring or the medical massage to relieve an achy back.