Elementary school taught us that the backbone is connected to the neck bone, but it neglected to inform us that both are connected to our ability to cry. Get your head on straight with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a 30-minute wellness massage, plus your choice of an acupuncture treatment or a chiropractic evaluation (up to a $115 value) at Victory Healing Arts on Victory Boulevard on Staten Island.
Taking a holistic approach to therapy, Victory Healing Arts performs a variety of treatments aimed at healing the body from within while educating patients to improve their overall quality of life. Wellness massages employ a gentle touch and manipulation of the muscle's upper layers to trump tension and melt away stress from lengthy office hours and high-stakes karaoke competitions ($40). Like a disquieting sand sculpture of a spine, actual spines may morph and change with time, creating pain, stiffness, and homes for hermit crabs. A chiropractic evaluation takes a look at individual variations with the aim of improving posture and mobility ($75). Alternately, via needle stimulation of meridian zones delineated by ancient Eastern medical practices, acupuncture can ease pain and tension, and restore the body's essential balance ($60).