What You'll Get
Choose from Three Options
- $40.50 for a how-to self-massage class ($85 value)
- $40.50 for choice of one nutrition and wellness class ($85 value)
- $103 for choice of three nutrition and wellness classes ($255 value)
During the self-massage class, groups of 2–5 learn techniques for relaxing the back, neck, hands, and feet while at home or work; all participants receive a take-home gift. Nutrition and wellness classes focus on topics such as stress reduction, breakfast strategies, aromatherapy, summer beverage recipes, and on-the-go meals.
Fascia: A Twisted Web We Didn’t Weave Ourselves
Massage can be more than just relaxing; it can actually correct physical issues such as chronic pain. Learn about one such issue with Groupon's look at the fascia.
Fascia, a dense connective tissue, is essentially a net that holds in muscles and blood vessels. Similar in structure to ligaments and tendons, fascia allows muscles to slide over each other during movement, keeps organs in their place, and gives nerves a protective wrapping for when they intersect with muscles. Fascia is classified into three categories: superficial fascia is a loose layer of tissue just below the skin’s surface; deep-muscle fascia is more intricate and binds muscles together; and visceral fascia envelops organs so that they never feel lonely or afraid.
Osteopathic doctors are trained in fascia form and function, and so they gently move the body to restore full movement to fascia. Fascia-manipulation techniques typically focus on deep muscular fascia, and myofascial therapy is thought to relieve soft tissue of pain. Chronic pain can result from poor posture or misalignment, which leads to tightness, and myofascial release seeks to make fascia more pliable.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Class registration required, call for scheduling. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.