Massage is a time-honored method of alleviating stress, as is the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today's Groupon to Lava Massage Studio in Broadview Heights. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage or a hot-stone massage (up to a $75 value).
- For $35, you get a 60-minute Thai-yoga massage (a $75 value).
- For $50, you get a 60-minute hot-stone Thai massage (a $100 value).
The specialists at Lava Massage Studio relax flexors and tensors with several types of massage. During Swedish-massage sessions, therapists apply circular movements and varying pressure to release tension accumulated after temping as a human springboard. Thai-yoga treatments draw on more than 2,500 years of holistic practice, incorporating elements of acupressure, yoga, and controlled breathing to ease stress and promote mental balance. Or, during hot-stone and hot-stone Thai massages, therapists pile backs with heated volcanic rocks, melting soreness more swiftly than a warm hug from a space heater melts hearts.
Lava Massage Studio
Lava Massage Studio owner Laura Pacanin helms a team of licensed massage therapists, all of whom share her belief in massage’s unique ability to relieve stress and stimulate the body's natural healing processes. At sessions held in your home or in one of the studio’s private rooms, the therapists draw on their knowledge of Eastern and Western healing modalities to dissipate buildups of tension. Their signature Thai massages incorporate elements of yoga and acupuncture to balance the body’s out-of-whack energies; hot-stone massages take it a step further, combining Thai strokes with the soothing warmth of heated basalt stones. Among the modalities more commonly seen in a Western spa, sports massages help the body recover from injuries incurred while slam-dunking or arm-wrestling with the opposing team’s mascot.
Laura and her crew supplement their bodywork treatments with add-ons such as exfoliating foot scrubs and migraine therapy. After your appointment, visit the studio’s shop to stock up on unconventional beauty products such as goat's-milk soap and housemade sugar scrubs.