Pressure is perfect for cooking roasts, stews and vegetables, but when applied to your body, results in “ahhhs” with only mild complaints about the choice of seasoning. Treat your taut muscles to release with helpful hands using this offer at Alternative Bodyworks, where you’ll get a 60-minute massage, regularly $90, for $45.
For knotted muscles that simply won’t relax, deep tissue massage can be the blessing your body needs. Targeting tension far below soft tissue and surface muscles, a deep tissue massage aims to break up painful adhesions that make moving an uncomfortable proposition. It also utilizes slower strokes with higher pressure than the Swedish modality. More therapeutic in nature than a lull-you-to-sleep sort of massage, deep tissue often combines with Swedish techniques in Alternative Bodyworks’ full-hour sessions and is one of the most effective means to release stubborn sinews.