Like portrait painting, massage demands skillful hands, bold strokes, and a subject who can sit still. Become a human canvas with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage at The Body Cafe in Durham (a $75 value).
The licensed massage and bodywork therapists at The Body Cafe tenderize sore muscles with the long, soothing strokes of Swedish massage. The therapists ease tension in necks and backs with a deluge of gentle kneads, eventually rendering muscles as pliable as a microwaved Stretch Armstrong. The Swedish modality also works to reduce soreness, ease joint stiffness, and increase circulation without implanting a hot tub's air jet. In the spa's light-blue- and green-splashed private massage rooms, clients relax like a sleeping kitten curled atop a warm laser disc player.
The Body Cafe
At The Body Cafe, aestheticians, stylists, and nail technicians team up to enhance exteriors from head to toe. Starting at the top, stylists shear and dye locks according to the latest trends and each client's individual sense of style. Meanwhile, the salon's skincare experts employ an arsenal of pure botanicals and antioxidants to keep faces looking healthy and youthful. Waxings oust unwanted fuzz, and nail techs add flair to hands and feet with colorful manicures and pedicures. There are tanning beds on-site to give you the coppery glow of a penny in puppy love, and massage therapists to dispel stress via Swedish or deep-tissue massage.