It takes about 15 muscles to smile, 50 to frown, and 148 to save a curbside couch from life in a landfill. Soothe sympathetic sinews with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a one-hour Swedish, deep-tissue, or sports massage, along with a paraffin hand treatment, at Dream Weavers Massage Spa and Tanning (up to a $95 value).
The stress-herding hands of Dream Weaver Massage Spa and Tanning’s staff excavate aches with the help of pampering massage services. The traditional, long gliding strokes of Swedish massage ($70 for 60 minutes) shepherd surface tension and stress from the body into the atmosphere to be collected and reused as fuel for wrecking balls. Members of the athletic set can submit their bodies to the sports massage ($80 for 60 minutes), which tackles tension and exercise waste products such as lactic acid. Deep-tissue massage ($80 for 60 minutes) digs into the muscular minefield and enlists tension-detonation techniques to coerce kinks into surrendering or switching sides to act as mercenaries for serenity. The paraffin hand treatment (a $15 value) coddles human claws in a wax bath employed to increase circulation, soften skin, and reward the hands for figuring out how to cheat a Rubik's Cube.
Dream Weavers Massage, Spa, and Tanning
Guests of all ages, genders, and nationalities regularly stop into Dream Weavers Massage, Spa, and Tanning for soothing massages that can incorporate numerous specialized modalities. After instilling a whole-body sense of relaxation with gentle Swedish strokes or warm stones, specialists begin incorporating client-requested enhancements ranging from vigorous deep-tissue kneads to hand-softening paraffin dips. Guests also visit the spa for UV or UV-free tans, rejuvenating facials, and the removal of unwanted hairs and tusks via wax or laser.
1420 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219