After a long day of besieging steppe settlements, the Mongol hordes liked to kick back with a vigorous massage, a copy of the Daily Khan, and a nice warm glass of fermented yak's milk. Conquer your own serenity with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get three therapeutic massages at Integrated Wellness in Ponchatoula (a $210 value).
At Integrated Wellness, licensed massage therapist Elizabeth Hotard wards off injury and pain with four distinct varieties of therapeutic muscle manipulation. The elongated strokes, tender kneading, and rotational motions of a traditional Swedish massage help to both relax and energize bodies, like listening to a moving musical score or drinking an espresso while asleep. Using focused strokes and targeted pressure, Elizabeth deftly releases particularly tight bundles of muscle fiber during trigger-point massage, while gentler sports massage aids athletes in both injury prevention and recovery. Or, unwind under the deliberate, forceful movements of a deep-tissue massage, which delves into muscles' subterranean, holds and helps mend damage caused by full-contact commuting.