Massages are a time-honored method of alleviating stress, much like the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a one-hour full-body massage with aromatherapy at Elan Designs in Cranston (up to an $80 value).
Professionals at Elan Designs spend one hour coddling entire bodies with Swedish massage moves and custom-blended lotion. Molecules of the elixir's specially formulated scent infiltrate noses and karate-chop stress as long, gliding strokes shepherd tension off body pastures. Expert digits ply, knead, and manipulate muscles to encourage circulation, free torsos and necks from knots, and limber up limbs until they sing in four-part harmony.
The staff at Elan Designs layer treatments to soothe all of the senses during each visit. Spa guests wrap themselves in robes and slippers, which slip off for dips in whirlpools perfumed with Sacred Earth essential oils and body therapies that melt away toxins and muscle tension. Soothing paraffin-wax baths and massages augment facials, which clear up problems ranging from rosacea to hormonal acne with Murad products. In the salon, stylists deftly transition between men's, women's, and kids' cuts, while faces and digits are enhanced with cosmetics.