Professional athletes turn to medical massage to alleviate common game-induced injuries, such as tennis elbow, swimmer’s shoulder, and leapfrog knee. Leap ahead of the competition with today’s Groupon to Optimal Health. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get a 60-minute massage (a $75 value).
- For $68, you get two 60-minute massages (a $150 value).
- For $99, you get three 60-minute massages (a $225 value).
Founded by a gymnast and former soccer player, Optimal Health applies a personal training mindset to physical well-being with one-hour medical massage therapies. Deep-tissue treatments excavate tension and tightness buried in the musculoskeletal stem to stimulate blood flow and release antigens and the ghosts of leg-lifts past responsible for soreness. The muscle menders relax tendons that may tweak the nerves and result in chronic pain while stimulating the natural production of pleasure cocktails such as endorphins and serotonin. Unlike getting attacked by a bear during a visit to the dentist’s office, patients may also experience decreased production of stress-inducing cortisol, leading to an improved immune system.
Wary of any one-size-fits-all prescriptions for increasing bodily well-being, Optimal Health’s owners, Adrian Butuc and Luminita Dobrea-Butuc, combine alternative medicine, spa treatments, fitness lessons, and gymnastics training to help clients transform into well-rounded—and healthier—individuals. Their medical massages help muscles recover from injury without the need for medication, and yoga and Pilates classes build muscle while improving balance. Adrian and Luminita believe that good health starts early—their preschool-gymnastics sessions help toddlers learn to tumble with grace under the tutelage of a former Romanian champion. The duo also understands that looking good is just as important as feeling good; in that vein, meticulous nail-grooming services keep fingers and toes looking good for sandal season or shadow-puppet productions of The Glass Menagerie.