Like artwork, bodywork is all about releasing pent-up emotions by doing something that would make your parents uncomfortable. Do what feels right with today’s Groupon: for $95, you get two 60-minute massages with 15-minute infrared dry-sauna sessions at Back to Basics Wellness in Maplewood (a $190 value).
Massage therapists Kenyata and Shelley indulge beleaguered bodies with full-body wellness treatments that bestow energy and banish tension. Clients begin by basking in the soothing heat of the infrared sauna, which penetrates the body's natural layer of permafrost to kindle detoxification processes and ease nagging pain and stiffness. Once muscles are warm and flexible, clients sidle up to a private table to begin the massage session. During a soothing 60 minutes, therapists glide their trained hands along individual muscles to subdue knots and tightness, listening to the body's subtle cues to detect areas of discomfort. At the end of the session, statures emerge relaxed and limber, brimming with bolstered circulation and newfound energy.