Lying quietly face-down on a table is a crucial step toward getting a massage or ruining a dinner party. Back up with this Groupon.
$32 for a 60-Minute Custom Massage ($65 Value)
During the signature Find N’ Treat massage, therapists first go on a hunt for the root causes of pain so they can determine a plan of attack. Potential weapons include Swedish, neuromuscular, and deep-tissue massage techniques, or myofascial release therapy, which targets the tissues surrounding sore spots.
The Balance Institute
Neither gym nor spa, The Balance Institute cobbles together something wholly unique, blending the best of both to alleviate pain and prevent future maladies. The buzzing, anonymous atmosphere of a gym gives way to friendly, personalized attention. Trainers and massage therapists join forces, working with clients one on one to unravel the underlying cause of pain and reverse years of unhealthy habits, such as poor eating or only ever using your right arm. Personal training begins with a health assessment and veers into moves and stretches designed to strengthen bodies and assuage pain. In private rooms, massage therapists quiet the cries of sore muscles with Swedish strokes, deep-tissue work, or myofascial release therapy.