It takes about 15 muscles to smile, 50 to frown, and 148 to duct-tape a couch to a living-room wall. Soothe sympathetic sinews with today's Groupon to Crystal Blue Health Spa in Orange City. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage (a $60 value).
- For $34, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage with aromatherapy (a $70 value).
- For $79, you get your choice of three 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massages (a $180 total value).
Crystal Blue Health Spa founder Amanda Howard and her certified massage therapists relax burdened backs with nimble, licensed fingers that work to knead out pain with classic tenderizing techniques. Traditional Swedish massage lulls muscles into a sense of security, then pounces as it opens circulatory channels and releases tension-inducing toxins. By applying oils derived from aromatic herbs, flowers, and the most relaxed fruits found in nature, therapists moisturize the skin while stimulating physiological healing responses through the olfactory senses. Great for targeting below-the-surface soreness, a deep-tissue massage can help to realign innermost layers of brawn and connective tissue while also relieving contracted, chronically tense areas such as necks or vertebrae engaged in family feuds.
Crystal Blue Health Spa
Licensed massage therapist Amanda Howard first conceived of Crystal Blue Health Spa for a school project, and she realized her dream with the spa's opening in 2011. In the interim, she crafted a menu of soothing spa services, including massages, body scrubs, and facials. Amanda navigates the treacherous terrain of knotted musculature during Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and aromatherapy massages, which wheedle backs into relinquishing stockpiled stress, tension, and missing socks hidden beneath shoulder blades. For surface-level pampering, the spa's resident aesthetician treats visages to deep-cleansing facials and exfoliating body scrubs. The hot-chocolate scrub emulates its wintertime namesake with a sweetly scented, warm elixir infused with Giovanni PureOrganic Technology—an essential-oil medley designed to nourish and heal wizened pelts—and the hypoallergenic tropical scrub's jojoba, macadamia, avocado, and sweet-almond oils replenish thirsty pores more effectively than dunking them in a pool of Gatorade.