Massages keep muscles happy, quelling their rebellious desire to wave at strangers or break dance during important business meetings. Keep limbs in line with today’s Groupon: for $42, you get a one-hour massage at Zen Massage Center in Maywood (an $85 value). Choose from deep tissue, Swedish, shiatsu, or sports techniques.
Zen Massage Center's experienced sinew soothers Fran Ellman and founder Tom Augustyniak skillfully knead away aches and pains with elegantly composed massages. During the deep-tissue massage one of these seasoned therapists applies direct pressure across the body's surface, uncoiling knots tied tighter than a sailor-made pretzel and expunging trigger points lurking below the muscular surface. The Swedish massage relies upon long flowing strokes to loosen muscles and improve circulation, transforming tense bodies into the consistency of marshmallows for deep relaxation and better buoyancy in hot chocolate. For the Japanese-style shiatsu massage, clients lie on a floor mat while Ellman or Augustyniak penetrates the body's different meridian points with pressure and stretches the muscles, borrowing from the tenants of acupuncture without using needles, Athletes recovering from injuries spawned during intense sports or sudoku games can take a step toward repairing their chassis with a sports massage, a customizable chirapsia tailored to address the specific needs of the players and help improve their overall performances.
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Tom Augustyniak knows more than a thing or two about how the body works. In 1985, he earned his masters in physical education in Wroclaw, Poland, and he has a 3rd degree black belt in Judo to his name. (Tangentially, Judo translates to English as the "gentle way" and is the art of using someone's strength of over-exertion against them.) This preponderance of understanding informs Tom's extensive repertoire of massage techniques, which he officially honed at the Helma Institute of Massage Therapy in 1999. Gliding Swedish strokes simply easy pain while bolstering circulation, and more intensive deep tissue techniques target buried muscle knots. Tom's advanced Lypossage sessions aim to trim down excess inches by shooing away cellulite and melting any accidentally swallowed ice cubes. For clients who have insane schedules or are incapable of using maps, Tom is available for home visits in Bergen County.