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. Be pounded into the shape of relaxation with today's Groupon to American Therapeutic Massage. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get a 30-minute massage (a $40 value).
- For $32, you get a one-hour massage (a $65 value).
American Therapeutic Massage’s licensed massage therapist, Ian McIntosh, wields a full arsenal of tension-taming techniques from deep-tissue massage to alternative therapies such as cupping, which places small, warm glass bowls on the clients' backs to remind their deltoids to do the dishes. In a simply decorated studio bathed in soft, warm light, his talented fingertips poke and prod clients' muscles, pausing here and there to deliver one-on-one attention to a neck in knots or whisper sweet nothings to stressed-out latissimus dorsi. Muscles emerge from treatment refreshed, relaxed, and better able to deal with everyday stresses, such as lifting 50-gallon tubs of margarine.