Shaking a bottle of champagne is like massaging painful back muscles in that it releases pressure and can be very distracting during a game of bingo. Uncork pressure with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a 50-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage at Berkley Chiropractic Clinic (a $90 value).
At Berkley Chiropractic Clinic, licensed chiropractic physician Dr. Jeff Allyn deploys massage therapists to combat achy muscles and irritated nerves. During Swedish massages, therapists lightly tap the topmost layer of shoulder muscles, liberating them from the pain of toting parrots and backpacks filled with parrots. Deeper, circular strokes migrate across the body, stimulating pressure points to bolster circulation and kick-start dozing lymphatic systems. Alternatively, a deep-tissue massage penetrates achy muscles with firm, deliberate strokes. Skilled hands hone in on high-priority pockets of tension to loosen the aches, pains, and Pee-wee Herman jokes bundled up within muscle fibers.
Berkley Chiropractic Clinic
Dr. Jeff Allyn has been a practicing chiropractic physician for more than two decades. In 1994, he opened the doors to his own practice at Berkley Chiropractic Clinic. Here, Dr. Allyn and his staff manage issues with muscles and bones in an honest, ethical fashion, zeroing in on each individual's unique needs. The process typically starts with a free consultation, which enables Dr. Allyn to pinpoint problem areas and determine whether or not a patient is actually just two pranksters stacked on each other's shoulders. From there, the doc and his staff decide if chiropractic manipulative care is an option, and if other forms of therapy, such as massage, could also be helpful.