Inaccessible to the hands, back musculature often falls prey to freeloading Kick Me signs and hitchhiking parrots. Liberate a beleaguered back with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a 60-minute Blissful Touch massage at Sheer Bliss (a $70 value).
Sheer Bliss's skilled technician Victoria Hernandez blends a variety of massage techniques into each one-hour Blissful Touch massage. A series of full-body Swedish massage strokes loosens knots, kinks, and clans of hibernating raccoons from connective tissues, and targeted Shiatsu finger work digs into taut pressure points, calming tendons and clearing muscles of stress. Added aromatherapy tickles olfactory nerves as hot stones melt away tension with radiating warmth. Finally, backs wriggle out any lingering aches thanks to light Thai stretches, before emerging from the treatment with improved circulation, reduced fatigue, and surprisingly agile crab-walking skills.
Even if you follow a rigorous meditation routine, you likely lack the tools necessary to really probe into your muscles and cleanse them from all the stress and strains that hold them hostage. Once Sheer Bliss gets your groaning skin suit glowing like radioactive honey, don't be surprised if your muscles plan regular surprise parties for you to show their lasting appreciation.