It takes about 15 muscles to smile, 50 to frown, and 148 to save a curbside couch from life in a landfill. Soothe sympathetic sinews with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal massage at The Body Connection Spa in Belleville (a $60 value).
The Body Connection Spa offers an oasis from the everyday world with professional spa services performed in a soothing atmosphere. Licensed massage therapists knead away stresses from burdened backs with one of three massage techniques. Swedish massage uses gliding strokes to stimulate circulation and mollify muscles, and deep-tissue massage targets nettlesome knots in an intense but gentle intervention for tension-addicted sinews. The pressure used in the massage might cause soreness for a few days, after which utter relaxation descends upon clients like a blanket of goose down and white noise. Therapists customize prenatal massages to help alleviate headaches and swelling, as well as to assist in sound sleep even if babies jitterbug the night away. Though beneficial for normal pregnancies, expectant mothers should consult their physicians before having a prenatal massage.