Massage is by far the best way to alleviate bodily pain, followed by light stretching, warm baths, and bartering with a hermit crab for his padded shell. Maintain your own muscular case with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour Swedish massage at The Kneaded Touch in Amherst (a $60 value).
For more than a decade, The Kneaded Touch’s massage mavens have reduced pain, increased energy, and ameliorated anxiety with deft touches and expert techniques. Nestle into one of the studio's comfy beds for an hour-long Swedish massage, during which time stress will be scolded while muscles are tenderized by wise hands guided by topographical maps of Scandinavia. The facility’s clean, inviting rooms are stocked with plants and candles, making for a superbly serene atmosphere in which daily troubles dissolve.