Massage is a time-honored method of alleviating stress, as is the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today's Groupon: for $39, you get your choice of 60-minute massage at Harvard Therapeutic Massage (an $80 value).
The talented team of licensed stress-fighters at Harvard Therapeutic Massage dispatches 11 types of massage treatments to combat pain and nurture a calm inner spirit. Classic relaxation sessions manipulate soft tissue with a mix of gliding, kneading, and compression strokes, using oils and lotion to enhance the treatment and increase one’s ability to slip free from strangers' bear hugs. A lineup of methods including reflexology, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release stands at the ready for healing, and targeted treatments such as cross-fiber frictioning hone in on muscular strains and sprains. For chronic pain, patrons can melt in relief during hot-stone or sport massages, and prenatal sessions soothe moms-to-be by targeting aches and joint pain caused by precious cargo and their impromptu kick lines.
Harvard Therapeutic Massage
For more than 18 years, the licensed practitioners at Harvard Therapeutic Massage have relaxed and healed patients suffering from stress, injury, and chronic pain. Each member of the team specializes in relaxation massage and pain relief therapy. The former uses oils and lotions with a combination of gliding, kneading, and stretching all over the body to help muscles unwind and put minds at ease, while the latter sees therapists focusing on trigger points, helping blood flow to contracted areas in order to bring relief to the surrounding nerves. Select members of the team are also specialized in styles of treatment such as hot stone massage, reiki, and pre-natal massage, which helps bring relief to expectant mothers and unborn babies tired of sitting in the same position for weeks on end.