The shoulders carry much of the body’s tension, as well as the body’s finite supply of shrugs. Let go with this Groupon.
- $55 for a 75-minute Swedish massage (a $110 value)
Long, gliding strokes span sore muscles on sheets of soothing oil during this Western-style massage, which works to release tension, balance the nervous system, and increase awareness of the mind-body connection.
At Pacific Bliss, stalks of bamboo and warm river stones connect one to nature. That's important to Michael, the studio's massage therapist, who works to relax patrons with holistic massage. His massages are intended to ease stress, improve circulation, bolster lymphatic function, and generally improve physical wellbeing. He draws on knowledge of the body accumulated over the course of years spent performing massage and learning about other techniques such as hypnotherapy. The studio, which is tucked inside Infinity Salon & Spa, also leads yoga classes on the beach, where the sound of the surf calms patrons and reminds them they are not at the dentist.