$59 for 60-Minute Thai Yoga or Deep Tissue Massage at Body Therapy Massage ($100 value)

Boca Raton

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Licensed therapist soothes muscles with gentle Thai yoga or targeted deep-tissue massage

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $59 for 60 Minute Thai Yoga or Deep Tissue Massage ($100 value)

Swedish vs. Deep-Tissue Massage: Finding the Right Way to Relax 

Swedish and deep-tissue massage are two bodywork approaches that render very different benefits. Read our guide to choose the best option for you.

The relationship between deep-tissue and Swedish massage is much like that between DayQuil and NyQuil. Both are designed to help you feel better, but the one that makes the most sense depends on your individual needs. Here’s what to expect from each of the two modalities:

Swedish massage combines four distinct motions—effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement—to help relieve muscle tension and stimulate blood flow, thereby energizing the body and soothing the mind during a single relaxing session. The four phases are easy enough to distinguish. Effleurage refers to the smooth, gliding strokes that help relax soft tissues at the beginning of the treatment, followed by the squeezing, rolling, or kneading gestures of petrissage. Deep, circular motions make up the friction phase, in which layers of tissue rub against one another to boost circulation. Therapists conclude the massage with tapotement, a rapid cadence of percussive taps performed with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand. 

Whereas Swedish massage focuses on relieving mental and physical tension, deep-tissue massage has more specific concerns. Due to stress and other factors, the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body’s muscles and bones—the fascia—often tenses up, resulting in muscle knots and a painful buildup of lactic acid. Deep-tissue massage aims to warm up the fascia and release the accumulated toxins. To achieve this, the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, and elbows move along the body in slow, deliberate strokes, applying pressure to penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers. Although the intensity can produce some discomfort, deep-tissue massage should still be relaxing; the goal, after all, is to relieve the tension between muscles and their weird roommate, the skeleton.

Customer Reviews

80 Ratings

I had a great experience, Gustavo is very professional and respectful. He used the perfect amount of pressure and asked how the massage felt. Also, the room was very relaxing.
Jennifer M. · September 12, 2016
excellent massage.
Lorraine O. · September 7, 2016
I've never had a true Thai message but this was wonderful. He was very nice and made sure I was comfortable throughout. He remembered my problem areas and altogether gave me a 5 star treatment. Absolutely would use again and recommend
Dorothy T. · August 19, 2016
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    Suite D5 #113

    Boca Raton, FL 33496

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