What You'll Get
Massage is like a Snuggie for your soul, minus the shame and Doritos stains. It wraps you in warm fuzzies that relax your muscles and invigorate your spirit. Today's Groupon wipes away tension and snack crumbs with a healing touch. For $30, you get one of three types of massage at Common Source Massage, up to a $75 value. Choose a 60-minute Swedish/deep-tissue massage, a 60-minute hot-stone massage, or a 90-minute Thai yoga massage.
Located in the historic Stutz Building downtown, the Common Source Massage studio is a warm retreat from the chills of winter and your unfeeling next-door neighbor. Relax on the cozy leather chairs with a cup of water or a soothing mug of tea as you chat with your therapist before your massage and finally admit your guilt in several money-laundering schemes before catching yourself and announcing, "Just kidding!" In your cozy therapy room, terra cotta and yellow strokes on the hand-painted walls further relax your tired muscles.
Your professional massage therapist, Michele Adams, has worked at Georgetown Chiropractic, so she has plenty of experience treating all sorts of injuries and stress. Fully certified and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Michele Adams is adept at a range of massage techniques and will be happy to help you decide which type of massage may be right for you. Swedish massage is the most common type of massage, perfect those who just want to relax, and deep-tissue massage works on concentrated areas of tension with direct pressure. Hot-stone massage utilizes smooth, gently warmed stones to soothe away tension with strategically placed heat. In Thai yoga massage, your therapist will guide you through a series of yoga postures while applying therapeutic pressure to relieve tension, increase your energy, and boost your immune system.
Though Common Source clients haven't meandered their relaxed bodies toward online review sites, several provide testimonials on Common Source Massage's website:
- ...beyond amazing skills, Michele's calming influence, knowledge of massage and comfortable studio makes being one of her Clients a treat. – Jenny
- A massage is all about you, and Michele is all about you. Her professionalism and keen interest in satisfying your tightness, aches and pains is impeccable. – Bryan
- ...studio is delightfully eclectic with its chimes, gentle music, draped fabric and pretty lights. It is also incredibly relaxing. – Michelle
The Secret Massage
Sweden is known for both its neutral stance on war and as the inventor of a world-renowned massage technique. The Swedes first perfected their deep, relaxing massage in 1919, but because they feared their treasured techniques falling into the wrong hands, they kept the existence of the Swedish massage a secret from the world. It was not until 1987, when satellite photos of Sweden revealed a shockingly relaxed populace and dozens of strategic massage bunkers, that the world became aware of the existence of the secret massage.
Naturally, world powers began jockeying for access to the potentially weaponize-able massage, by means both diplomatic and unofficial. Many international observers believe that the 1992 Summer Olympics were, in fact, a complicated ruse carried out by Russia and the United States to distract Sweden long enough to steal its massage, as evidenced by the fact that Sweden won an unexpected 904 gold medals that year. Still, the Swedes held tight to the massage until 1999, when Y2K-related fears caused Swedish officials to release classified details of the massage, believing that the world would likely end. Today, the Swedish massage is practiced all over the world, though rumors that the Swedes are secretly working on an even better massage run rampant.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 7, 2010. Amount paid never expires. May purchase multiple. By appointment only. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.