Muscles, like hair, tend to get knotted when neglected, making them impossible to French braid. Comb through tension with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a 90-minute massage from Steve Davis at Healing Light Yoga and Massage, located inside Bally Total Fitness (a $120 value).
At Healing Light Yoga and Massage, de-tuned bodies are harmonized by Steve Davis, a licensed massage therapist whose extensive selection of modalities are inspired by more than 30 years experience as a yoga instructor. Settle in early to complete the intake form, which helps craft a customized massage treatment built from oscillating Legos and one of more than 10 styles of muscle manipulation, including his specialty, zen shiatsu, as well as Swedish, deep tissue, structural alignment, Thai, Chinese, sports, medical, and hot stone. In a 90-minute session, Davis digs deep to coax out physical hindrances and staticky reception while minimizing pain. Employing his knowledge as a yoga instructor, Davis follows massages with posture-preserving recommendations that may include yoga poses or full-body casts to maintain alignment.