Ouch. Why does this triangular area between my shoulders, neck and upper back always feel so painfully acidic? I think it is a consequence of being a recovering lawyer…crouching in front of my laptop for endless hours feeling so joyful that I am wasting my life away conducting document review despite all those years of an “advanced professional degree.” Yes, those were the days. I think I bought this particular Groupon during that era of my life…thinking that I deserved a back massage if I was going to sacrifice my vision in that fashion.
Groupon sent an e-mail reminding me that my deal was expiring so I better use it soon. That’s so cute they do that. It’s like they’re my internet mom.
I have never heard of Keep in Touch Massage (it’s a chain, they’re located all over the TC metro area). And quite frankly, I haven’t gotten a massage in Minneapolis for over 10 years. This place was easy enough to find once I found out on their website that they are located on Lake Street between Fremont and Dupont.
I found the place clean and zen like…which is always good. My therapist, Kate, was sweet and helpful to my common back ailments. “What can I do to alleviate the pain? To stop this burning sensation on my back?” I inquired of her while she was kneading out the knots in my back. She suggested three things: 1) Drink water (hard to do), 2) Do not sleep on your stomach (I’ve been doing this for decades) and 3) Do not carry a purse. And all along, I read what you’re supposed to do is stop at your desk every 15 minutes and pull you shoulders back and down.
The hour went by all too fast and it was an enjoyable experience. The staff (especially Kate) did a great job of welcoming me and making me feel comfortable. I would go back because I like it when merchants don’t push any products or package deals on me after my serene hour when I’m not up for dealing with the complications of consumerism. Oh and I also received a colorful eye pillow filled with corn that I can stick in the freezer or microwaver with my Groupon offer.
Metered parking is available on Lake Street or you can park in the back for $1.50 every half an hour. The machine there accepts credit cards.
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