One or Two 55-Minute Deep-Tissue, Neuro-Muscular, and Sports Massages at Betty Lou's Bath Body and Mind (Up to 54% Off)

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Certain muscles can get overworked, much like the moms in commercials. Tune out with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $35 for one 55-minute deep-tissue, neuro-muscular, or sports massage (a $70 value)
  • $65 for two 55-minute deep-tissue, neuro-muscular, or sports massages (a $140 value)

The two-massage option may be redeemed by one person across two visits or by two people during one visit. This Groupon is valid with massage therapist Janet Mazzoli on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Focused on more than inducing relaxation, a deep-tissue massage seeks to relieve muscle pain through targeted, deliberate strokes. Check out Groupon's guide to this type of massage.

Deep-Tissue Massage: Like Untying Knots Buried in the Sand

Some entanglements have simple solutions: a wrinkled tablecloth can be smoothed out in minutes with an iron, and an unruly mess of hair needs only a tube of superglue to be set straight forever. But when the fascia—the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body’s muscles and bones—gets tied up in knots, it’s time to call in an expert. “What deep-tissue massage purports to do a lot of the time is mild fascial release, which is kind of warming up the fascia and releasing lactic acid and any other toxins that have built up there,” says Katie O’Reilly, associate editor for DaySpa magazine. To achieve this, the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, and elbows move along the body in slow, deliberate strokes, applying pressure to penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers and relieve pain and tension. More intense than Swedish massage, deep-tissue sessions can last up to 90 minutes, ensuring the therapist has enough time to devote to particularly troublesome trigger points.

Conventional wisdom states that a proper deep-tissue massage should be at least a little painful. This “no pain, no gain” mentality, however, doesn't totally apply—a massage, no matter how intense, should still be relaxing, and O'Reilly notes, "If you’re getting beat up during the massage, you should probably tell the therapist to rein it in a little bit." Maintaining an open line of communication with your therapist is important for other reasons as well. He or she needs to know about your health history before administering the treatment, as the intensity of deep-tissue strokes may exacerbate certain medical conditions.

In a Nutshell

Massage therapist treats muscle pain and discomfort with sports massages and targets specific aches with deep-tissue massages

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required; valid Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only from 9am to 7pm. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Massages may be used by separate people on separate visits; second massage must be used with in 60 days of first massage. Valid with Janet Mazzoli only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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