Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with today’s Groupon to Republic of Wellness in Quincy. Choose from the following options:
• For $40, you get a one-hour, therapeutic massage (an $80 value).
• For $50, you get an acupuncture consultation with treatment (a $120 value).
• For $79, you get a couples massage (a $160 value).
Republic of Wellness emphasizes total-body restoration through noninvasive techniques and personalized care. Before each therapeutic massage, therapists meet with clients to discuss objectives, locations of previous injuries, and the best course of treatment for achy-breaky latissimus dorsi. Postconsult, guests surrender overwrought musculature to an hour of deliberate strokes and direct muscle-grain pressure, which eases tension and levels sinewy stalactites. Alternately, clients can opt to share the experience with their mate or a realistic cardboard stand-in during a one-hour couples massage, which may be held in the same room or in two separate rooms.
For bodies looking to get balanced from the inside-out instead of the outside-in, Republic of Wellness's seasoned acupuncturist assesses and diagnoses disruptive blockages of the chi––or energy flow––during a brief consultation. An acupuncture session then redirects erratic energy with gentle nudges to select localities along the body's Meridian pathways, restoring balance and recalibrating corporeal compass needles in approximately 75 minutes.
Republic of Wellness
The Republic of Wellness’s massage therapists come from Brazil, Belarus, and across New England, but they're all united by a single philosophy: the human body can heal itself. In helping it regain its natural balance, they take inspiration from ancient traditions from around the globe, including acupuncture, yoga, Swedish massage, and reflexology, a style that, much like four-limbed applause, places pressure on the extremities. The Quincy studio immediately muffles the worries of the outside world with a waiting room lined with well-loved Oriental rugs, overstuffed chairs, and amber-shaded lamps.