One or Three 60-Minute Deep Tissue Massages at Sports and Spine Rehabilitation (Up to 55% Off)

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Massage experts work muscles and connecting tissue with powerful hands to release tension

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Two Options Available:

  • $39 for one 60-minute deep tissue massage ($80 value)
  • $109 for three 60-minute deep tissue massages ($240 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

Scheduling was fast and easy and the therapist was excellent!
Connie C. · July 30, 2016
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Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We hope you come back and see us again!
Merchant replied · August 2, 2016
One of the best massages I've had! It was awesome! I will be back!!
Tammy D. · July 20, 2016
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Thanks, Tammy! We love taking care of you!
Merchant replied · November 28, 2016
Very cordial. Great music when you walk in. My deep tissue massage was DEEP tissue. Loved every second of the pain.
Bruce L. · July 7, 2016
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Thanks, Bruce! We hope you come back to see us to relax during the busy holiday season!
Merchant replied · November 28, 2016

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