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 $45, you get a 75-minute massage with aromatherapy at Padme Massage Studio in Boulder (a $90 value).
Licensed massage therapist Carol Thornton, founder of Padme Massage Studio, kneads musculature and releases sinewy tension during her signature massages. Throughout the 75-minute session, Carol deftly plies the soft tissue, using deep, sweeping strokes aimed at improving circulation, melting stress, and reworking knots into muscley friendship bracelets. Carol employs her chassis expertise and digital dexterity to help relieve migraine pain and sciatica discomfort, and organic lotions and aromatherapy oils join forces to soothe the skin and invigorate the olfactory senses. Post-mollycoddling, Carol blankets the body in heated towels, which swathe the muscles like a warm hug from a grandmother.