Massage was developed by NASA to help astronauts cope with edgy Tang-induced sugar highs, lack of ESPN, and predatory aliens stowed in the hangar bay. Achieve its soothing effects outside the soul-crushing abyss of outer space with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get either a 30-minute Thai bodywork stretch or foot massage at Massage Indy off of Keystone Avenue.
Massage Indy's team of ligament wizards has mastered a variety of massage methods to suit each client's bodily demands. In the 30-minute Thai bodywork session—great for both athletes and office sitters—a stretch artist gently works the client's legs, back, and arms in a series of positions inspired by yoga, but free from yoga's demanding levitation exercises. Pliable patients find relaxation and peace of mind while improving range of motion and neutralizing persistent aches.
During a foot massage, clients recline on a velvety sofa chair with a magazine as a trained paw pamperer devotes total attention to soles and toes, giving ankle bases the relief they deserve after years of thankless trudging and running city marathons in elf boots.
Rich saffron walls bearing traditional Thai décor massage the eyes and loosen the mind as musculatures are mended. Massage Indy's online booking makes scheduling therapy stress-free, and a freewheeling walk-in policy accommodates brakeless unicyclists.
Nine massage therapists with more than 35 years of combined experience perform a range of massage therapy. The spa—which welcomes walk-in clients—incorporates the traditional Swedish modality and offers four couples massage rooms, reducing stress almost as effectively as standardized tests in a helicopter.