60-Minute Swedish or 90-Minute Deep-Tissue Massage at The Zen Den Massage & Bodyworks (Up to 56% Off)

River Reach Pointe

Value Discount You Save
$80 56% $45
Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 140 bought

In a Nutshell

Swedish massages relax tense muscles, while deep-tissue kneads address deep-seeded knots

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. New customers only, or those who haven't used our services in the past 6 months. Services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A massage dissolves tension, like an umpire who pauses the ninth inning to remind everyone that hey, it's just a game. Take your own time-out with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $35 for one 60-minute Swedish massage ($80 value)
  • $105 for three 60-minute Swedish massages ($240 value)
  • $59 for one 90-minute deep-tissue massage ($120 value)

Swedish vs. Deep-Tissue Massage: Finding the Right Way to Relax

Swedish and deep-tissue massage are two bodywork approaches that render very different benefits. Read our guide to choose the best option for you.

The relationship between deep-tissue and Swedish massage is much like that between DayQuil and NyQuil. Both are designed to help you feel better, but the one that makes the most sense depends on your individual needs. Here's what to expect from each of the two modalities:

Swedish massage combines four distinct motions—effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement—to help relieve muscle tension and stimulate blood flow, thereby energizing the body and soothing the mind during a single relaxing session. The four phases are easy enough to distinguish. Effleurage refers to the smooth, gliding strokes that help relax soft tissues at the beginning of the treatment, followed by the squeezing, rolling, or kneading gestures of petrissage. Deep, circular motions make up the friction phase, in which layers of tissue rub against one another to boost circulation. Therapists conclude the massage with tapotement, a rapid cadence of percussive taps performed with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand.

Whereas Swedish massage focuses on relieving mental and physical tension, deep-tissue massage has more specific concerns. Due to stress and other factors, the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body's muscles and bones—the fascia—often tenses up, resulting in muscle knots and a painful buildup of lactic acid. Deep-tissue massage aims to warm up the fascia and release the accumulated toxins. To achieve this, the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, and elbows move along the body in slow, deliberate strokes, applying pressure to penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers. Although the intensity can produce some discomfort, deep-tissue massage should still be relaxing; the goal, after all, is to relieve the tension between muscles and their weird roommate, the skeleton.

Customer Reviews

Very good.
Gale G. · September 26, 2014
Natalie was great! She went above and beyond what was required and seemed to truly enjoy what she does.
K J. · September 1, 2014
Seriously, the best massage ever!!! She has me hooked! ;)
Brooke K. · August 19, 2014
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    River Reach Pointe

    1111 McKnight Road

    Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

    +18434089984

    Get Directions

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.
{}