In an attempt to relax, you’ve tried everything from hallucinogenics (more stressful than you’d think) to quitting your job (ditto).
Now give masseur-slash-healer Graham Doke a shot. His hyperintense, deep-tissue treatment draws on techniques such as remedial massage, shiatsu, reiki and theta healing. Based on the idea that our bodies store everything we experience, his massages incorporate extreme pressure to release the deep-rooted emotions that cause aches and pains.
The 90-minute treatment starts like a regular massage (fluffy towels, aromatherapy oils), but then Doke gives you a safe word to use if it hurts too much. While you swear and breathe through the pain, he works on your trigger points. You’ll leave feeling lighter, clearheaded and free of knots or stiffness.
It’s intense, yes, but hurts less each session. No need to stress out.