Like house parties, massages give people an excuse to forget about everyday stresses and fall asleep on someone else's table. Attend a fettle-ready fiesta with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a one-hour ashiatsu massage at Nola Bliss Massage (a $75 value). Groupon customers can also apply their Groupon value toward a higher-priced massage.
One of New Orleans' only certified Ashiatsu Oriental Bar therapists, Sara Albee delivers deep-tissue massage strokes with her bare feet. During the 60-minute ashiatsu massage, Albee slowly glides her feet along the client’s back, gripping overhead parallel bars to help maintain balance, perfect Olympic dismounts, and distribute pressure. Her one- and two-footed strokes—meant to feel like a Swedish massage—can boost flexibility and circulation or alleviate neck and back pain, and three-footed strokes defy evolutionary theories. Ashiatsu is not recommended during pregnancy or soon after surgery; patients should contact the therapist with any health concerns.