Save money: Hire professionals in training
Depending on where you live, you can save money on an hour-long massage that would normally run anywhere from $60 to $120. But in most major cities, massage schools offer the same service for half the cost.
For example, the Massage School of Pasadena, in Southern California, offers a 60-minute massage for $35. In New York, the Swedish Institute offers similarly reduced prices, but the school requires patients to qualify by presenting a specific problem that students can work on over the course of 12 sessions. The fee, which must be paid in advance, is $360 for 12 sessions, but seniors pay a total $135. Both schools list their discounted prices on their respective websites.