For centuries mankind has envied pizza dough and wondered how we too could be kneaded to relaxed, savory states without paying for the luxury of being escorted via wooden paddle to a Sicilian brick oven. Be pounded into the shape of relaxation with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a one-hour shiatsu massage at TruLight Massage, located in Syracuse Martial Arts Academy in Shoppingtown Mall in DeWitt (a $75 value).
TruLight Massage melds traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese body-work techniques into a muscle-soothing shiatsu massage that centers the spirit and calms the mind. For 60 minutes, a certified therapist manipulates sore, distressed flesh with two palms and all 10 fingers, applying continual pressure to specific body points that may cause discomfort across the torso and appendages. During the treatment, which restores your body to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed, clients may splay out over a pillow on the floor or a massage table.