A massage therapist moves at a slow, deliberate pace, like an art film about an introverted teen learning to use a kiln. Pace yourself with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for a 60-minute massage of your choice ($80 value)
- $115 for a package of three 60-minute massages of your choice ($240 value)
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.
Deep Tissue: This technique addresses chronic pain, postural problems, and muscular tightness by applying forceful pressure and friction to the tissue under the skin. As they work out tension, therapists may resort to tough techniques, such as prodding tricky spots with their knuckles or elbows or asking clients to breathe deeply and recite the Magna Carta. The pain or discomfort some recipients feel during the session is often outweighed by the renewed energy and range of motion they report afterward.
Oakstone Massage & Body Works
Oakstone Massage & Body Works' technicians specialize in pampering and beautifying clients, which explains why folks tend to amble out of the spa more relaxed than when they walked in. Massage modalities range from Swedish to neuromuscular therapy. The therapist will even deliver prenatal massages, customizing kneads to the expectant mom's needs and applying a mushy peas-repelling force field to the body. Body scrubs incorporate salt, mud, and herbs to detoxify as they soothe. Lasers and ultrasonic machines, meanwhile, help remove unwanted hair, tattoos, and inches off the body.