For centuries, mankind has envied pizza dough and wondered how we too could be kneaded to relaxed, savory states without paying for the luxury of being escorted via wooden paddle to a Sicilian brick oven. Seek relief sans heat with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a one-hour massage (up to a $100 value) or an initial acupuncture treatment (a $150 value) at Back to Basics in Newport Beach. Although the company offers discounts on first- and second-time massages, this Groupon is still a better value and can be used for returning customers.
Inside Back to Basics, the experienced staff tailors each treatment to individuals, fine-tuning every massage and acupuncture. During a one-hour massage, the mitten fillers of a master massage therapist will skate smooth circles and figure eights on the surface of your back, boosting circulation, oxygenating muscles, and promoting peacefulness. An initial acupuncture treatment includes a full-body exam and a consultation from a licensed acupuncturist. After your body has been assessed and illustrated by an amusement-park artist, the acupuncturist will deliver strategic pricking and poking to stimulate your regulatory system, alleviating pain, improving circulation, and inducing a sense of calm. Schedule another appointment for any of Back to Basics’ services when you redeem this Groupon, and you’ll get a 15% discount.