Giving yourself a massage, like throwing yourself a surprise birthday party or asking for your own hand in marriage, is a surefire disappointment. Leave kneading to the knowledgeable with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a deep-tissue massage, relaxation massage, or myofascial bodywork at West Side Wellness (a $75 value).
The licensed massage therapists at West Side Wellness ease aches and tame tension with an array of therapeutic modalities. During myofascial bodywork, a skilled therapist kneads muscular fascia with slow, deliberate pressure to help ease pain and improve mobility and circulation. Alternatively, a relaxation massage puts oil or lotion to work to mollify muscular pain from sledding underneath another sled. Deep-seated stress slinks away during a deep-tissue massage, which employs sustained pressure to stimulate lymphatic circulation and alleviate chronic pain. Each of the indulgent treatments loosens limbs amid neutral tones, soft blankets, and floral rugs in inviting rooms that, like the recipe to Grandma’s moonshine, are kept private.