It takes about 15 muscles to smile, 50 to frown, and 148 to save a curbside couch from life in a landfill. Soothe sympathetic sinews with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a one-hour Thai massage with guided meditation and tea at Kurmaraja Massage and Bodywork (an $80 total value).
Kurmaraja Massage and Bodywork’s experienced stress-alleviation ace Susanne Montagne loosens limbs and soothes spines within peaceful spaces inspired by Hindu temples and nature. During a one-hour Thai massage (a $65 value), Montagne mollifies chronic pain and fatigue by guiding limbs through an array of yoga poses, stretching all parts of the body and clearing minds of unnecessary Full House quotes. By being passively guided through each pose, anatomies gain improved circulation, flexibility, and range-of-motion. A 10-minute guided meditation session (a $10 value) takes relaxation to metaphysical depths, filling cerebrums with the soothing imagery of waterfalls and fields of clowns, while a full pot of tea (a $5 value) fills bellies with warmth. Thai massage is not recommended for those with heart conditions, osteoporosis, and fused vertebrae.