Like Play-Do, the human body requires regular kneading, or it’s likely to become stiff and embedded with cookie crumbs. Maintain personal pliability with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage from Chuck Thissen at Cocoa Beach Wellness Center in Cocoa Beach (a $60 value).
As a certified massage therapist, Chuck Thissen works his muscular magic to relax and restore weary soul sacks through a variety of massage modalities. Knead out deep-seated kinks accrued from sports injuries, work hazards, or alligator wrestling with a deep-tissue massage. A combination of deep pressure and soothing heat work in tandem to lull subterranean stressors out of hiding, bringing them to the skin’s surface for a swift eviction. For ultimate serenity, opt for a Swedish-style massage and allow Chuck to brandish his knot untangling know-how to eliminate toxins, increase circulation, and provide whole-body relaxation. Cocoa Beach Wellness Center’s beachside bungalow, outfitted with soothing colors and an all-crab calypso band, instills serenity in visitors looking to pamper tender tendons.
Chuck Thissen LMT
Licensed massage therapist Chuck Thissen's playbook of massage techniques is stacked high. There are Swedish and deep-tissue massages—the traditional methods for treating pain and stress—and then there are more exotic forms. Acupressure focuses on the same meridian points as acupuncture but uses pressure instead of needles, and neuromuscular therapy relieves pain by balancing the musculoskeletal and nervous systems the way a circus performer balances his diet between peanuts and popcorn.