For centuries mankind has envied pizza dough and wondered how we too could be kneaded to relaxed, savory states without paying for the luxury of being escorted via wooden paddle to a Sicilian brick oven. Enjoy oven-free relaxation with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour massage at Pathway to Perfection, located on East 71st Street (up to a $95 value).
Certified massage therapist David Merriweather pampers and pummels stressed out bodies and minds in his relaxing massage shop with a lengthy list of eight different, one-hour tension-easing techniques. Opt for a Swedish massage and enjoy stress-melting light- to medium-pressured strokes complimented with aroma-therapeutic oils, or choose a hot-stone massage, in which heated basalt rocks are placed on pressure points to warm away stiffness and anxiety. A full list of available massages can be found here. De-knotted post-massagers will leave the Pathway to Perfection premises with muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.
Pathway to Perfection
David Merriweather's massage skills don't just ease the muscle aches of office executives and busy parents—they were also fast, focused, and aggressive enough to land him a job as a massage therapist for Cirque du Soleil. With this experience under his belt, David's circus-trained hands dance over his clients' bodies to assuage pain through a gamut of massage modalities. His deeply relaxing Swedish massages utilize light to medium pressure and aromatherapeutic oils to loosen tension and stimulate circulation, and the warmth of heated basalt stones soothes multiple layers of muscular tissue during hot-stone massages. For relief from deep-seated aches, pains, and sinew skirmishes, David wields the pinpointed pressure of deep-tissue massage or trigger-point therapy. Sports massage helps to increase the range of motion of athletes and puppets who wish to become real.