Giving yourself a massage, like throwing yourself a surprise birthday party or asking for your own hand in marriage, is a surefire disappointment. Leave kneading to the knowledgeable with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a 30-minute Swedish massage at Strategic Spinal Care (a $30 value).
Helmed by a chiropractic physician with more than 30 years of experience, the medical staff at Strategic Spinal Care alleviates aches with rhythmic Swedish-massage techniques. For 30 relaxation-filled minutes, skilled therapists glide hands along muscular straightaways, exerting moderate pressure and alternating flowing effleurage with syncopated tapping designed to draw out tension and stowaway drumsticks. The massage’s gentle kneading motions improve blood flow and awaken tissues from their subsurface lethargy, permeating patients with vigor and helping to assuage injuries or sympathy pains accrued from Three Stooges marathons.