Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with today’s Groupon to YogiVeda in Bluffton. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a 60-minute reiki session (a $65 value).
- For $45, you get a 90-minute Soul Soother session (a $90 value).
The holistic therapists at YogiVeda soothe clients with ancient Japanese reiki techniques. Clients repose on a table lined with an amethyst BioMat, a customized layer of heat that infuses bodies with negative ions and far-infrared rays. During a reiki session, hand motions and light touches shepherd electromagnetic energy throughout the body to promote relaxation, healing, and the ability to switch on a blender with a prolonged stare. The 90-minute Soul Soother session supplements full-body reiki with a head-to-toe relaxation treatment. The intuitive therapist tames scattered brains with cranial massage, then gently massages hands and feet to evict tension and tightly-clenched lollipops.
YogiVeda founder Carrie Wandall, who studied yoga and Ayurvedic therapy as a child, creates a community where students can plumb Eastern and Western traditions to treat the mind and body. During sessions in the signature yoga style Carrie created, Nataraja Vinyasa, instructors incorporate moments of meditation into a dynamic sequence of physically challenging postures. Outside of the practice room, the studio’s staff also promotes holistic health by proffering alternative treatment options, such as reiki energy therapy and soothing aromatherapy with essential oils harvested from beloved teddy bears.