It takes about 15 muscles to smile, 50 to frown, and 148 to save a curbside couch from life in a landfill. Soothe sympathetic sinews with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a 60-minute massage, along with a 15-minute organic foot soak, at Serenity Massage in Tracy (up to an $85 value).
Serenity Massage molds aching, tense bodies into a more pacified state; its experienced therapists are able to relieve chronic aches and everyday pains. Amid water fountains and tranquil music, one of Serenity's licensed muscle manipulators will untie tricky knots faster than a jilted balloon-animal artist. Choose from a cornucopia of trapezius-tickling treatments, such as the Swedish massage, which ousts muscle pain with an angry yet organized mob of kneading, rolling, vibrating, and tapping hand movements. Or heal muscles repetitively strained from smuggling medicine balls to imprisoned bodybuilders with the forceful deep-tissue massage. Meanwhile, the sports massage focuses its attention on preventing injury in active athletic bodies.
Serenity Massage offers discounts on 75-minute massage treatments on Fridays and for seniors, but this Groupon still provides the best value.