Stress is more than a temporary affliction these days; to say you're stressed is often more of a general mood. There's only so many times we can ask the strong hands at home to give us a much deserved rubdown, so get creative with your stress-relief and find a cheaper massage.
Massage school students might still be amateurs, but they're on their way to using their hands professionally and will dole out massages for a fraction of regular prices. Search online for local schools and schedule a budget massage. The downside is that the hours are often limited, but when you're in a financial pinch you can't be too picky about the convenience factor.
Have you ever gotten a massage from a therapist-in-training?