$55 for a One-Hour Massage at Moore Massage ($110 Value), Plus $40 Credit Toward Future Massage

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Gentle Swedish massage spurs lymphatic drainage and instills relaxation, and deep-tissue treatments correct poorly postured muscles.

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Expires Nov 30th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon, $40 credit expires 60 days from activation date. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Additional fee for massages with Michael Moore. Appointment required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$55 for a One-Hour Massage ($110 Value)

Clients can choose between a Swedish or deep-tissue massage. Five basic light-pressure strokes fuel Swedish treatments, and each one encourages circulation toward the heart to boost relaxation, lymphatic drainage, and detoxification. Deep-tissue massages extract ingrained tension with a combination of slow strokes, direct pressure, and against-the-grain friction. Purchasers of this Groupon will also receive a $40 credit toward a future massage.

Moore Massage

Massage therapist Michael Moore keeps the Boston Ballet limber. The award-winning healer has been the company's go-to bodywork provider for the past four years, and its dancers say he "truly understands the physical needs of the body." Before joining up with the ballet, Michael had plenty of experience maintaining hard-working bodies as a therapist for athletes, such as the U.S. Ski Team in Vail.

But Michael doesn't discriminate, and he gives each of his clients the same high-quality rubdown that the athletes enjoy. This attention to detail earned him Boston magazine's Best Massage Therapist award from 2006 to 2009. The magazine credited Michael with "consistently thorough handiwork that reversed our laptop shoulder and boosted our energy for days." He and former college athlete Steven Toland perform Moore Massage's treatments, which range from traditional Swedish kneads to Active Release Techniques, a patented style that aims to break up scar tissue and codependent muscles.

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