Deep Tissue Massage in Bon Air

60-Minute Deep-Tissue Massage from April's Massage and Wellness (50% Off)

April's Massage And Wellness

Laurel

$78 $39

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

60- or 90-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage, or 30-Minute Reflexology at Envy Salon and Spa (Up to 44% Off)

Envy Salon & Spa

Kiln Creek

$70 $39

Therapists relieve tension with flowing strokes, deep-reaching kneads, and pointed prods on the pressure points

Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage with Optional Red-Light Therapy at Euphoria Massage & Healing (Up to 55% Off)

Euphoria Massage & Healing

Pheobus

$60 $32

Red-light therapy targets recurring pains, aiming to improve circulation

60-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage or Swedish Massage with Shirodhara Treatment at Platinum Salon (50% Off)

Platinum Salon

Norfolk

$70 $35

Massage therapist relaxes clients with Swedish techniques or addresses deep-seeded pain; head massage uses oils for further relaxation

50-Minute Swedish, Deep-Tissue, or Hot Buttered Stone Massage at Massage Pro Faith (Up to 57% Off)

Massage Pro Faith

Bristow

$100 $43

Therapists release tension with gentle Swedish strokes, intense deep-tissue kneading, or hot stones covered in shea butter

One or Two 60-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massages at Paradise Massage & Healthy Living (Up to 55% Off)

Paradise Massage & Healthy Living

Chesapeake

$80 $39

Skilled therapist uses flowing Swedish strokes or deep-tissue pressure to release tension and alleviate aches

Spa Treatments at Back To Basics Massage (Up to 54% Off). Five Options Available.

Back To Basics Massage

Northwest Virginia Beach

$65 $30

Soothing massages in variety of modalities as well as nourishing facial and foot treatments

One or Three 60-Minute Medical Massages at Flex Massage Therapy, Inc (Up to 54% Off)

Flex Massage Therapy

North Central

$85 $39

Licensed massage therapist uses blend of lighter and more moderate techniques to help resolve conditions related to health concerns

Select Local Merchants

Named 2011's Best Makeover Maven by Richmond magazine, Design One Salon & Spa's team of talented stylists, certified massage therapists, and estheticians converges under one roof to rejuvenate and beautify clients with a comprehensive array of services. An aggressive in-house training regimen places associate stylists at the elbow of a master, who enlightens them on the precise art of updating clients’ looks with cuts, extensions, and colors. They emphasize communication and customize all services to fit each individual's needs. The staff also demonstrate their devotion to exacting optimal services by welcoming feedback and suggestions in the form of email or notes.

220 Heaths Way Rd
Midlothian,
VA
US

Our mission is to create a fusion between a relaxing day spa and a personalized medical aesthetics facility, providing both physical and mental rejuvenation. Through our advanced laser and aesthetic technology, our expertly trained staff, and our lines of elite products, we have bridged the continuum of inner wellness to external beauty.

3738 Winterfield Rd
Midlothian,
VA
US

Effleurage: The Foundation of Relaxation

Swedish massage relies largely on a technique known as effleurage. Learn how it zaps stress with Groupon's peek at this basic stroke.

Effleurage is the glue that holds a Swedish massage together. Its smooth, gliding strokes may not deliver much pressure?the word itself is taken from a French verb that means "to touch lightly"?but the technique simultaneously soothes the nerves, boosts circulation, and allows the massage therapist to identify problem zones that need extra attention. Because effleurage doubles as an assessment tool, many therapists begin each massage with it, usually by gliding their open palms lightly across the body to feel for tense spots and potholes while acclimating the client to their touch. This form of effleurage is known as "superficial," and it serves a soothing prelude, epilogue, and transitional movement between deeper, more focused kneading.

A slightly more forceful style of effleurage is known as "deep effleurage." This form still uses gliding strokes, only with more pressure, as the therapist aims to stretch out the muscle tissue and the web of connective tissue that covers it. Therapists will generally direct the first part of their deep-effleurage stroke towards the heart, finishing with a lighter return stroke away from it. Not only does this warm up tissues for deeper muscle work, but it can also speed up the movement of blood and lymph fluid. This boost in circulation can help drain fluid from injured areas, reducing painful pressure while also releasing endorphins that further relax the entire body.

1901 Huguenot Rd., Ste. 201
N. Chesterfield,
VA
US

Owner Adia Winston draws from her background as a licensed nurse, aesthetician, and massage therapist while carrying out Luminous Skin Care and Wellness's approach to health and beauty. Bodies are healed and pampered head to toe as Adia performs restorative chemical peels and therapeutic massage. Faces show off reduced fine lines, sun damage, or acne scars after renewing chemical peels designed for dehydrated or sensitive skin. For the rest of the body, a massage therapist relieves mental, physical, and extradimensional tension with customized treatments that blend Swedish and deep-tissue modalities with aromatherapy and energy work.

9607 Gayton Rd
Henrico,
VA
US

Owner Adia Winston draws from her background as a licensed nurse, aesthetician, and massage therapist while carrying out Luminous Skin Care and Wellness's approach to health and beauty. Bodies are healed and pampered head to toe as Adia performs restorative chemical peels and therapeutic massage. Faces show off reduced fine lines, sun damage, or acne scars after renewing chemical peels designed for dehydrated or sensitive skin. For the rest of the body, a massage therapist relieves mental, physical, and extradimensional tension with customized treatments that blend Swedish and deep-tissue modalities with aromatherapy and energy work.

9609 Gayton Rd
Henrico,
VA
US

The certified therapists behind Escape Massage knead away curmudgeonly knots seven days a week inside 10 private and two couples massage rooms. Three-inch high-density foam massage tables cushion bodies while warm waves of heat fend off goose bumps as they disperse through fitted cotton-flannel sheets and quiet heaters. After therapists dim the wall sconces, they manipulate sinews with Swedish massage techniques, and optional deep-tissue, aromatherapeutic, and hot-stone techniques, concluding each session with hot towels upon request. Escape Massage also provides prenatal massage tables, which come with specially designed padding and pillows that allow moms-to-be to lay face-down and solicit parenting advice from Mother Earth. Escape Massage is open 7 days a week.

3430 Pump Rd
Richmond,
VA
US