- $77 for a 60-minute customized massage blending deep-tissue, ashiatsu, and myofacial release ($85 value)
To say that Applied Pressure owner Dena is a hands-on massage therapist would be an understatement. Sure, she's quite literally using her hands to knead away pain and tension, but she also shares her scientific knowledge of massage to help her client's heal, and even produces the stimulating music that accompanies each session. Clients enjoying a deep-tissue massage, for example, don't just get relief from knots and chronic pain—they also learn how the modality works to realign the damaged connective tissue. The same can be said for those receiving a sports massage, Swedish massage, or ashiatsu massage, all treatments that simultaneously alleviate pain and calm the mind.