Inaccessible to the hands, back musculature often falls prey to freeloading Kick Me signs and hitchhiking parrots. Liberate a beleaguered back with today's Groupon. Choose between the following options:
- For $42, you get a one-hour deep-tissue or relaxation massage with oil at Maya's Massage Therapy in Petaluma (an $85 value).
- For $75, you get a one-hour stress-reduction consultation at Willowbend Natural Medicine in Petaluma (a $150 value).
The skilled technicians at Maya's Massage Therapy and Willowbend Natural Medicine take a holistic approach to evicting stress from the body and mind. Backs melt under the soothing hands of massage therapist Maya Nicholls, who specializes in releasing chronic tension from musculature. Light Swedish strokes send clients drifting off to the clouds, and deep-tissue manipulations delve far beneath the body's surface to suss out secret stress colonies. Maya customizes each treatment to counteract individual ailments or work around the fact that a client is handcuffed to a hang glider, and she accents muscle maneuverings with a splash of therapeutic-grade essential oils that augment the healing process and produce aromatic scents.
During consultations with Willowbend's licensed naturopathic doctor, patients share their stress triggers and current coping techniques so that the pressure-buster can identify underlying issues, from unrealistic workplace expectations to a seeming lack of gratitude from favorite houseplants. The doctor then designs a regimen to remedy these ailments, relying on a combination of supplements, herbs, and lifestyle adjustments. This Groupon does not cover the cost of herbs or supplements prescribed during sessions.