The burden of aches and pains makes it impossible for humans to run as fast as cheetahs, which is why the human diet is virtually devoid of gazelle meat. Keep fast food from getting away with today’s Groupon: for $28, you get a massage package at Golden Massage & Spa in Chino Hills (a $60 value). The package includes the following:
- Choice of a 40-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage
- A 30-minute foot massage
Golden Massage & Spa’s therapists chase stress out of clients’ bodies every day of the week from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The most popular kind of massage, the Swedish massage treats soft tissues to gentle kneads, strokes, and taps aimed at relaxing muscles and increasing the flow of oxygen. Deep-tissue sessions are more intense and alleviate chronic pains by realigning buried fibers using precise laser levels and slower, more concentrated strokes. Thumbs and fingers press into stompers during each 30-minute foot massage, which loosen tension caused by years of wearing sandals over socks over pinecones. Soft candlelight pours into the tranquil treatment room, where clients rest atop a plush massage bed as relaxation inundates the body.