Some people carry the weight of the world on their shoulders, which can get in the way when attempting to do cartwheels or pull on a wetsuit. Relieve obstructive built-up stress with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a 90-minute massage at The Middle Path Massage Therapy Studio in Norman (a $90 value).
The Middle Path unties knots from tightened muscles, combining different therapies to pamper stressed-out clients with a twofold massage. The 90-minute treatment starts with a full hour of Swedish-style massage, during which the practitioner kneads out bodily tension using a technique inspired by the ancient practice of meticulously rolling meatballs. For the remaining 30 minutes, a trained, experienced therapist conducts energy-facilitation techniques, lavishing attention on specific muscle areas sore from overuse, sports, or break dancing on a floor of marbles. The session, designed to help relax the body, loosen stiff joints, and soothe the nervous system, leaves guests feeling rejuvenated from head to toe.