Nine out of 10 older brothers recommend that the best way to alleviate bodily pain is to punch some other part of your body. Today's deal gives you a more effective alternative: for $45, new clients get a one-hour massage at Sollievo Massage and Bodywork in Cambridge (an $80 value). You must redeem your Groupon within five months. Call ahead or go online to schedule your appointment.
Your Sollievo experience begins with a confidential talk with your therapist, during which you'll discuss your goals for the massage, what issues are affecting your body, and theories on the final season of LOST (spoiler: the dog is having a dream). You might also be asked to fill out a brief health history form. Your therapist will use this information to devise a custom massage treatment that dispels your pain.
Sollievo's therapists are skilled in a variety of modalities, including the classic Swedish, the foundational muscular therapy, the more intense deep tissue, and the light-as-a-hippo-in-zero-gravity Reiki. Your therapist may use any of these modalities or elements of all of them as they treat your specific injury. Sollievo also offers specialized massages for athletes, pregnant women, and people suffering from cancer.
Sollievo's therapists and staff are all highly trained in their respective massage mechanics, and all adhere to the same philosophy: the most effective way to heal the body is by using noninvasive therapies to encourage the body to heal itself.
- I got Linda, whose highly skilled and sensitive hands not only found all of my sore spots, they also found the muscles responsible for the pain which were not always anywhere near the sore spots. Her knowledge of anatomy and her uncanny ability to zero in were unbelievable. I left there in a new body. – Dee White, Insider Pages
- Sollievo's name means "relief," and it captures the essence of the place in a word. My regular visits on weekends give me much-needed relief from the accumulated stresses and muscle kinks and pains of the work week. Its all-women staff of therapists are expert professionals. I've never been treated so well or in such a restful, pleasant setting. You'd never know that the bustle and noise of Mass. Ave. is right outside. – Ron Kehoe, Insider Pages
- Sollievo's atmosphere is really nice and comfortable. I like that they're not a multi-purpose spa; somehow thinking of people getting serious waxing in the next room takes something away from my soothing mood. – Allyson G., Yelp
2285 Massachusetts Ave.
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