Like house parties, massages give people an excuse to forget about everyday stresses and fall asleep on someone else's table. Attend a fettle-ready fiesta with today's Groupon to University of Spa on East 11th Street. Choose from the following options:
• For $25, you get a neck, shoulder, and back massage, plus 15 minutes of reflexology (a $50 value).
• For $35, you get a one-hour hot-stone massage (a $70 value).
University of Spa's licensed massage therapists cosset patrons with an array of stress-erasing therapeutic massages. During the 30-minute neck, shoulder, and back massage (a $40 value), a licensed muscle magician kneads the deep tissues of the upper body, ejecting tightness, pain, and toxins as swiftly as Dr. Dre's Maserati ejects anyone who spills a Red Bull in it. Afterward, clients enjoy 15 minutes of reflexology, during which skilled fingers navigate a predetermined map of corporeal pressure points on the feet and hands.
During the 60-minute hot-stone massage, a therapist slides warm volcanic stones over the body to help dissipate tension harbored in the muscles. The treatment improves skin and muscle tone, heightens circulatory function, and coaxes veins to flow as smoothly as a jazz vocalist down a honey-covered slip-'n'-slide.