Massages are a time-honored method of alleviating stress, much like the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today’s Groupon to Amnesia Therapy Center & Spa. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a 30-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage (a $79.99 value).
- For $45, you get a 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage (a $139 value).<p>
Surrounded by wicker, Indonesian art, and soft music, Amnesia Therapy Center & Spa’s licensed massage therapists unwind painful muscle knots and stressed minds with one of two healing massage modalities. Swedish massages employ several styles of expansive and ebbing strokes to relieve tension, mellow the muscles, and restore free-flowing fluency to the toxin-dispersal chutes of the lymphatic system. During effleurage, the hands smoothly circle the skin like epidermal ice skates. The petrissage and tapotement strokes knead and knock on pressure points in the human hide, and friction strokes untie the knots in the shoelaces of muscle fibers. The vibration stroke goes all “cell-phone setting during a ballet” on the back and the limbs to get blood and muscles moving. Alternatively, therapeutic deep-tissue treatments focus on releasing tension from the innermost layers of tissue as therapists apply firm pressure to mash uncomfortable muscle-potatoes into supple submission.