Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a one-hour Swedish massage from Melissa Walsh at Santosha Yoga Studio in Cranston (a $70 value).
As a co-owner of Santosha Yoga Studio and an experienced and certified massage therapist, Melissa Walsh tenderizes tense muscles and relieves pain with Swedish massages. Soothing music fills the treatment room as clients lay on a heated massage table covered in soft linens, above which soft lights read Goodnight Moon aloud. Once relaxation has commenced, Melissa kneads and taps the surface muscles to revitalize clients and attempt to mitigate injuries. In addition to her massage license, Melissa is also prenatal certified.
Santosha Yoga Studio and Holistic Center
Santosha Yoga Studio and Holistic Center provides ancient yoga practices with modern context, creating unity between past and present. In doing so, the studio embodies union, or "the true meaning of yoga," as explained in Santosha's business philosophy. Holistic services, which include therapeutic massage and acupuncture, root out pain and promote openness. Yoga and fitness classes further support wellness to help patrons discover greater ease of movement. Although instructors do not require yoga students to chant during practice, they do encourage it and even provide resources on the topic. Transcripts and translations of common chants include call-and-response mantras and campfire kumbayas.