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 $32, you get a one-hour Swedish massage at Tranquility Salon & Spa in New Hartford (a $65 value).
Tranquility Salon & Spa's professional, licensed massage therapist Timothy Gilbert helps to alleviate clients' stress with soothing Swedish massages. Over the course of an hour, Gilbert applies light to medium pressure throughout the body to ease tension in muscles and feuding consciences on the shoulder blades. The long, flowing kneads and taps work to relax the mind and help to stimulate circulation. Vibrant green and purple walls enclose Tranquility Salon & Spa's space, where white pillars punctuate glossy hardwood floors more elegantly than a semicolon made of pearls.
Tranquility Salon & Spa
After renting a chair for seven years, Erika Cook, a stylist with 16 years of experience, was ready to move up. With the support of her family, friends, clients, and fiancé, she opened Tranquility Salon & Spa, where she and her staff perform everything from curls with Surface hair products to manicures with durable Shellac gel polish. Cook is doing everything she can to make the salon a success, especially by making as many services available as possible. Along with waxing and makeup applications, she offers hot-stone, sports, and other massage services, as well as glycolic-acid peels that reduce the worry lines that appear when you agonize too long over whether to buy ketchup or catsup.