Massages quickly defuse tension, much like the moment when the bad cop turns out to be the good cop and the good cop turns out to be a great cop. Surrender to this Groupon.
$42 for a Pain-Management Session with a Deep-Tissue Massage ($85 Value)
The session aims to release both mental and physical stress. First, the participant will have a 15-minute consultation with Chris Waters, a licensed mental-health counselor, who will help release mental stresses. Then, during the 45-minute deep-tissue massage, a therapist will subject deep-seated tension to intense pressure with focused massage strokes. The treatment boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage to detoxify ailing muscles, helping to stave off spasms and aches. The therapist will also incorporate active isolated stretching, which helps improve range of motion and relieve pain.<p>
Howard F. Phelps, MA 44126
The Muscle Repair Shop
The Muscle Repair Shop takes a two-pronged approach to preventing chronic pain: treatment and education. Through deep-tissue massages, strength training, and active isolated stretching—stretches held for two–three seconds that enhance range of motion—highly trained staff members can sap tension from ailing physiques. They go beyond these services, however, to tutor clients on muscle function and popular misconceptions, such as the belief that biceps should be watered weekly. By outlining anatomical facts, they hope to prevent guests from seeking needless medical treatments or surgeries. In conjunction with muscular enlightenment, healthy recipes from registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Susan Phelps guide bodies toward holistic wellness.