Getting a massage—like sitting on top of an office chair stacked with self-help textbooks—can help to give an unexpected boost to your workday. Give muscles that elevated feeling with today’s Groupon: for $47, you get a 60-minute myofascial-release massage at Serenity in the City in Webster Groves (a $95 value).
Driven by his own transformative experience with Myofascial-release therapy, licensed massage therapist Michael McCool moved to St. Louis to establish Serenity in the City, a massage haven designed to share the therapy’s many healing benefits. During the 60-minute session, the therapist performs a series of three- to five-minute holds and stretches that target the underlying connective tissues—or fascia—that surround muscles and bones.
The gentle movements help the restrictive tissues to open up without the need for booster shots of truth serum. As a result, this allows the body to structurally realign itself, resulting in a restored range of motion for joints and hinges, as well as reduced chronic pain. Furthermore, to help perform the holistic healing at home or on distressed department-store mannequins, Michael teaches special holds and stretches to each client.