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 $30, you get an hour-long Swedish massage at Muscle Meditation in Lee's Summit (a $65 value).
Muscle Meditation founder and licensed massage therapist Marnie Engle jettisons stress while enlivening auras with her soul-mending menu of massage treatments. Ideal for cajoling anxious bodies into relaxation and out of unnecessary safety harnesses, Swedish massage can also relieve joint and tendon pain that limits range of motion. Soft light gently cascades over clients as a heated table loosens skeleton suits during the session, which incorporates 60 minutes of gentle kneading and rhythmic strokes. Marnie envisions each client as an original artistic canvas, ensuring every massage is individually tailored to his or her preferences, recurring pains, and sources of stress.