One or Two 60-Minute Massages at Spacious Mind & Body Massage and Wellness (51% Off)

Fort Lauderdale

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In a Nutshell

Experienced massage therapists pull together techniques from such modalities as Swedish, deep-tissue and trigger-point therapy

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Appointment required, 24 hour advance notice required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Two-massage option must be used by one person at two separate times or two people at the same time. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $49 for one 60-minute massage ($100 value)
  • $99 for two 60-minute massages ($200 value)

Swedish vs. Deep-Tissue Massage: Finding the Right Way to Relax

Swedish and deep-tissue massage are two bodywork approaches that render very different benefits. Read our guide to choose the best option for you.

The relationship between deep-tissue and Swedish massage is much like that between DayQuil and NyQuil. Both are designed to help you feel better, but the one that makes the most sense depends on your individual needs. Here’s what to expect from each of the two modalities:

Swedish massage combines four distinct motions—effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement—to help relieve muscle tension and stimulate blood flow, thereby energizing the body and soothing the mind during a single relaxing session. The four phases are easy enough to distinguish. Effleurage refers to the smooth, gliding strokes that help relax soft tissues at the beginning of the treatment, followed by the squeezing, rolling, or kneading gestures of petrissage. Deep, circular motions make up the friction phase, in which layers of tissue rub against one another to boost circulation. Therapists conclude the massage with tapotement, a rapid cadence of percussive taps performed with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand.

Whereas Swedish massage focuses on relieving mental and physical tension, deep-tissue massage has more specific concerns. Due to stress and other factors, the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body’s muscles and bones—the fascia—often tenses up, resulting in muscle knots and a painful buildup of lactic acid. Deep-tissue massage aims to warm up the fascia and release the accumulated toxins. To achieve this, the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, and elbows move along the body in slow, deliberate strokes, applying pressure to penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers. Although the intensity can produce some discomfort, deep-tissue massage should still be relaxing; the goal, after all, is to relieve the tension between muscles and their weird roommate, the skeleton.

Customer Reviews

18 Ratings

Stacy is awesome and very thorough!
Courtney T. · December 15, 2015
Adrianne was nice, welcoming, and most important gave me the great solid massage I was looking for
James H. · November 14, 2015
I took an extra with it after my experience
Clayton · October 7, 2015
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    Fort Lauderdale

    800 East Cypress Creek Road

    Suite 204

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

    +19542288484

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