While it doesn't provide the discomfort and high ticket prices associated with an airport pat-down, a massage is still an effective tool for discovering concealed knives and small firearms. Prove you’re not packing in the most relaxing way with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a one-hour Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone massage (up to a $120 value), plus three $25 discount cards valid toward any service or class at Bliss Massage Studio, located within the Gold's Gym complex at Twin City Plaza in Somerville.
Bliss Massage Studio's skilled therapists employ their knack for kneading muscles with an array of services. The Swedish massage evicts everyday stresses with flowing, connective strokes (a $65 value), and the healing hands of the deep-tissue massage (a $65 value) sets sights on soothing deeply felt aches to leave muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet. Alternatively, the hot-stone massage (a $120 value), an ancient chirapsia, combines strategically placed basalt orbs with the sweeping movements of Swedish massage to expunge muscle tension, ease sore joints, and demonstrate the therapeutic possibilities of volcanoes outside of lava lamps. To maintain the bodily balance, customers receive three $25 discount cards that can be used for any of Bliss Massage Studio's tendon-tranquilizing services (cannot be combined; one per visit).
Bliss Massage Studio
The licensed massage therapists at Bliss Massage Studio begin each treatment by applying Lotus Oil lotions and oils (and using a nut-free oil for clients with allergies) to muscles, limbs, and shoulders. It's an important step, since the oils help the therapists knead away stress with light-touch Swedish strokes and relieve pain with the more focused pressure of deep-tissue massage. The massages are a convenient way to escape from the pressures of work or school, especially since the studio offers 30-minute lunch-break massages and isn’t located in the center of the barren Siberian plain.