Getting massages is a healthy practice, unlike alphabetizing your flaws in a filing cabinet labeled “Shame Box.” Adopt a good habit with this Groupon.
- $49 for a 75-minute Thai massage (an $105 value)
Thai massage draws on techniques from yoga, acupressure, and reflexology to heal a body’s ailments ranging from aches and pains to joint immobility. Clients lie on the floor in loose, comfortable clothing as a massage therapist applies pressure to strained spots and stretches the body. Muscles relax, flexibility is restored, and lactic acid is diffused by the end of the treatment, rendering the body less sore and more pliable than when it entered the salon.
Old Town Thai Massage
While traditional Thai massage may be new in America, it has been a fundamental treatment in Thailand for hundreds of years. The hardworking farmers of Thailand's predominantly agricultural society relied on the deep relief of the massage, which grew out of Wat Pho, a famed Buddhist temple. The therapist at Old Town Thai Massage carries on this tradition in a spacious studio.
Having spent years studying at the world's top massage institutions, including Wat Pho itself, the massage therapists use a variety of methods including packed herbal compresses and acupressure to ease pain in specific areas. However, the centerpiece of the treatment is Thai Hermit stretching. Every part of the body, from the legs to the neck, is comfortably stretched to dissipate lactic acid buildup and provide relief from soreness. The staff also supplement their massages with facials and skincare treatments that wash away blemishes and exfoliate the skin.