Whether you need to relax, relieve stress, or manage pain or injuries, a massage at IPSB Massage Therapy Center will get the job done. For $45, today's Groupon side deal gets you one IPSB-licensed professional massage (a $60 value). Or if you prefer, for the same $45, you can get two one-hour student massages at IPSB for the price of one (a $90 value) with today's featured deal (click here for this option).
The cool greens and deep blues of the IPSB (International Professional School of Bodywork) waiting room bring the beach indoors for a relaxing getaway from life's daily stresses and inevitable sports injuries. IPSB's friendly students and professionals display genuine interest in your well-being and sweep you into their caring hands for an hour of massage designed to meet your individual needs.
The Massage Therapy Center's practitioners are trained in a variety of massages, including deep tissue, Swedish, Reiki, Shiatsu. The helpful staff at IPSB will listen to your problems and help you choose a technique or a combination of techniques to customize your massage.
An hour (or two) of relaxation and relief is invaluable, so get your Groupon and stop by IPSB's convenient Pacific Beach location.
IPSB Massage Therapy Center was named the Best Massage in San Diego in 2008 by the 10News.com A-List—users can't get enough of the calm atmosphere. Yelpers give IPSB a soothing 4.5 stars; Insider Pages reviewers massage out five healthy stars:
- It was, hands down, the BEST communication I have ever had with a massage therapist. – Kim E., Yelp
- The therapists are always extremely professional. Each time I have a massage at IPSB, I leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated! – A W., Insider Pages
- Students are energetic, competent and eager excited about what they're learning. Prices are reasonable and in-office wait time is minimal. – Maggie M., A-List
- Serene, very calming atmosphere with great body workers! – nbod, A-List
Sweden: Home of the Swedish Massage
Everyone knows that Swedes use a lot of oils in their famous massages, but did you know that Sweden is the world's second-largest consumer of lubricating oils, trailing only hard-bodied male strippers? A 2006 study in The American Examiner of Suspicious Swedish Behavior reported that Swedes annually use 1,460 gallons of lubricating oils per person. That comes out to exactly four gallons per person, per day, every day of the year (leap year not factored in to avoid over-complication). To non-Swedes, that number may sound high, but in a country driven by the Swedish massage, ABBA, and general sexiness, it's right on par.
Here's the typical oil-usage schedule of an average Swedish family of four on military time:
05:30: Wake up, full-body soak in vat of oil (300 gal.)
06:30: Family massage (5 gal.)
10:30: Period of quiet thought (3 gal.)
12:00: Operate massage parlor out of Smart car (1 gal.)
13:00: Leave work
13:30: Period of slightly louder thought (4 gal.)
20:00: Slide beneath bed's vinyl sheets and sleep (3 gal.)
If you're interested in living like a Swede, check out today's deal for an incredible Swedish massage. If their lifestyle frightens you, go with the deep tissue. Either way, you get a great deal on a great massage.