Muscles, like the tails of sleeping cats or levers labeled “drain ocean,” were never meant to be pulled. Reverse the damage with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a one-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage at Diversey Health Center (an $80 value), with locations on North Halsted Street and West Belmont Avenue.
A pair of chiropractic doctors oversee care at Diversey Health Center, where therapists have naturally assuaged pain and stress for 40 years. Consult with a resident licensed massage therapist to decide between Swedish style's invigorating, gliding strokes or deep-tissue massage's therapeutic pressure used to root out lingering injuries. The five strokes of Swedish massage work in concert to push oxygenated blood toward the heart and dispel tension from soft tissue, whereas deep-tissue techniques can target swelling caused by arthritis, tendinitis, and soufflé costumes. Both styles promote holistic healing of problems ranging from insomnia to high blood pressure in addition to soothing spasms, joint stiffness, and other muscular maladies.
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