Like portrait painting, massage demands skillful hands, bold strokes, and a subject who can sit still. Become a human canvas with today's Groupon: for $41, you get a 90-minute massage in the modality of your choice at Double H Therapies (an $85 value).
Specializing in alternative pain management, the licensed massage therapists at Double H Therapies draw on techniques from both Western and Eastern traditions during custom bodywork sessions. After locating trouble spots and freckles arranged in the shape of treasure maps, muscle counselors can send the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage cascading down the spine to improve range of motion in torsos. Shrugs also unbunch at the hands of a wide array of Chinese methods, including tui na techniques that target joints and acupressure points to promote musculoskeletal alignment, as well as a fire-cupping approach that relies on suction to boost blood circulation. The stretching techniques of sports massage improve flexibility in limbs so that athletes don't injure themselves while reaching across the goal line for a touchdown or over the center-field wall for a hot dog.