The art of massage was discovered during the Renaissance era when painters used brushstrokes to relax their canvas-housed subjects and ready them for centuries of posing in the same position. Seek respite from life's aches and pains with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a 60-minute therapeutic massage at Massage by Shannon Dufour (a $50 value), located in a private room inside M & Company Hair and Color Lounge. Although Massage by Shannon Dufour may occasionally offer promotional discounts online, this Groupon offers the best deal available.
Licensed massage therapist Shannon Dufour builds on her years of experience working with various doctors by wielding a host of body-kneading methods that reduce joint and muscle pain while promoting relaxation. Patrons in need of basic tranquility can opt for the Swedish massage, which uses long strokes and Nordic folktales to cajole tight sinews into a supple state of calm. The deep-tissue massage applies concentrated pressure on problem areas related to chronic and acute pain, and the sports massage helps to reduce joint soreness caused by playing soccer with cinder blocks. Moms-to-be and their belly boarders can benefit from the pregnancy massage, which focuses on relief and relaxation for all stages of pregnancy.