Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with today’s Groupon: for $42, you get a one-hour deep-tissue ashiatsu massage at The Massage Center in Historic Dudley Square (an $85 value).
The muscle-soothing experts at The Massage Center knead away stress and tension with their adeptly trained feet during a pampering one-hour deep-tissue ashiatsu massage session. With a history spanning more than 3,000 years since its origins in Asia with Buddhist monks, ashiatsu—which translates to "foot pressure"—massage has infiltrated the ranks of other lands. In its more westernized, modern form, the deep-tissue-focused ashiatsu converts those who believe foot therapy only happens during tap-dancing lessons. The Massage Center hangs its hat in the recently renovated Dudley Square, which was formerly the Dudley School and was originally built in 1881, allowing clients to seek serenity in a historical setting, minus the jet lag associated with time travel.