It's a good idea to set aside some time to relax instead of just letting your body go limp for a few seconds every time you hit a red light. Take a break with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $31 for one 60-minute sports, Swedish, or shiatsu massage ($70 value)
- $87 for three 60-minute sports, Swedish, or shiatsu massages ($210 value)
Each massage includes a warm foot bath.
The Myriad Modalities of Massage
When your body aches for a massage, it’s important to know the difference between the various modalities. Read our rundown of the types available.
Not all types of massage instill the same benefits. Whereas some therapists strive for pure relaxation, enveloping clients in a peaceful retreat of body and mind, others get gritty, fiercely working out the knots and chronic pain buried deep within the muscles. Here are the basic differences to expect:
Swedish: By far the most popular option in spas and health clubs, Swedish massage employs light, circular motions across the body to help clients relax and feel reenergized following the treatment.
Sports massage: is similar to Swedish, although therapists often speed up the strokes to increase flexibility and prevent athletic injuries.
Shiatsu: During this Japanese technique, therapists apply rhythmic pressure to specific points on the body, similar to acupuncture. The gentle force is believed to help the body regain balance and increase energy flow. As with Swedish massage, shiatsu is meant to be relaxing, yet certain pressure points may feel tender.