Massages clear the body of stress, just as the sound of a zamboni clears the ice rink of nappers. Give your muscles a clean sweep with today’s Groupon: for $37, you get a choice of a one-hour Swedish massage or a one-hour deep-tissue massage at The Healing Zone Therapeutic Massage (a $75 value), with locations in Hadley and West Springfield.
Voted by readers of the Valley Advocate as the Best of the Valley for 2011 for therapeutic massage, the team of massage therapists at The Healing Zone Therapeutic Massage banish bodily stress with dexterous-handed massage techniques. During the Swedish massage, the skilled muscle menders assuage anxious anteriors with long, gliding strokes, working out muscle knots, increasing blood flow, and expelling stress caused by sleeping upside down to increase blood flow. The deep-tissue massage sends the therapists’ hands delving further into soft tissue, delivering firm, cross-grain pressures to coax out muscle soreness and break apart gluey fibers that grow between tissues. Massages leave patrons with a sense of calmness not experienced since the last time they were serenaded by a pile of clean laundry.