Early massage techniques involved rubbing one's back against a tree or tricking a wooly mammoth to walk on it. Relish modern methods with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a 60-minute relaxation, deep-tissue, or trigger-point massage at Bodhi Works Massage & Healing Arts in Easthampton (a $75 value).
Bodhi Works Massage & Healing Arts' licensed massage therapist and reiki master teacher, Andrew Borsari, puts his extensive training to use untying sinewy knots and removing stress from physiques with a trio of techniques. Patrons with regular aches and pains can choose the deep-tissue massage, which works at the muscles beneath the top layer to target chronic tension and daring tightrope feats in the body's connective tissue. The relaxation massage, or Swedish method, melts muscles, eases joint rigidity, and diminishes pain through long, gliding strokes, leaving clients de-stressed and pleasantly tingly. During trigger-point therapy, Borsari utilizes manual pressure, vibration, or other methods to deactivate reactions in the body that trigger pain and ailments, such as headaches and involuntary Macarena dances.