One 60-Minute Deep-Tissue Massages at Waller Therapeutic Massage (Up to 35% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Hour-long deep-tissue massage sessions use vigorous pressure and stretching to help relieve back pain and muscle tension

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $45 for one 60-minute deep-tissue massage ($69 value)

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Deep-Tissue Massage: Like Untying Knots Buried in the Sand

Not simply focused on relaxation, deep-tissue massage seeks to relieve muscle pain through intense, deliberate strokes. Check out our guide to know what to expect.

Some entanglements have simple solutions: a wrinkled tablecloth can be smoothed out in minutes with an iron, and an unruly mess of hair needs only a tube of superglue to be set straight forever. But when the fascia—the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body’s muscles and bones—gets tied up in knots, it’s time to call in an expert.

“What deep-tissue massage purports to do a lot of the time is mild fascial release, which is kind of warming up the fascia and releasing lactic acid and any other toxins that have built up there,” says Katie O’Reilly, associate editor for DaySpa magazine. 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 and relieve pain and tension. More intense than Swedish massage, deep-tissue sessions can last up to 90 minutes, ensuring the therapist has enough time to devote to particularly troublesome trigger points.

Conventional wisdom states that a proper deep-tissue massage should be at least a little painful. This “no pain, no gain” mentality, however, doesn’t totally apply—a massage, no matter how intense, should still be relaxing, and O’Reilly notes, “If you’re getting beat up during the massage, you should probably tell the therapist to rein it in a little bit.” Maintaining an open line of communication with your therapist is important for other reasons as well. He or she needs to know about your health history before administering the treatment, as the intensity of deep-tissue strokes may exacerbate certain medical conditions.

Customer Reviews

Glen is a superb. He provides excellent attention, is very careful to ask if there are problems are concerns you have, and is highly skilled. He is aware of problems that I did not notice. He provides excellent advice on exercises, stretches, etc. to do to resolve problems and makes sure I can do them properly before I leave. They have all helped to resolve painful issues.
Amy S. · May 29, 2017
This was the BEST massage I've ever had! He has magic hands! I was pretty tight and he worked my muscles and relaxed me! He applied the perfect amount of pressure and worked out some knots. I'm definitely coming back and he has some great deals! Easy to find. Ample parking and it's a cute area! Very professional! Highly recommend!!!
Rosie R. · February 1, 2017
Glen provides a wonderful service with personal attention and excellent advice on things to do between visits to improve my functioning. His advice has all been highly effective.
Amy S. · January 5, 2017

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