Like a potato, if the human body is not properly mashed and moisturized, it will never be used for anything more than a science-project battery. Make sure your body is properly fluffed and buttered with today’s soothing Groupon to Ancient Art Massage & Bodywork, located in Casselberry. For $59, you get your choice of the following treatments:
- A 60-minute hot-stone massage (a $95 value) and an organic express facial (a $45 value; a $140 total value)
- A 90-minute therapeutic massage (a $130 value), including choice of hot-stone or reflexology treatment ($25; a $155 total value)<p>
Founded by nationally certified health-care practitioner and licensed massage therapist Jai Michael Barry, Ancient Art Massage & Bodywork is a holistic hub for wellness. After relaxing in the lounge that offers natural teas and snacks or taking a peek at the organic apothecary garden filled with homegrown herbs, nestle into a plush massage table for a professional knead. The one-hour hot-stone massage loosens limbs with heated volcanic basalt stones, which are placed along pressure points on the back. The miniature space heaters send hugs of warmth deep into tissue while increasing circulation, relieving acute pain, and quietly evicting stress caused by arguments with the librarian. The 30-minute organic express facial transfers attention to the client’s front, unplugging pores through gentle cleansing and exfoliating before a moisturizer locks in dewy glow.
People looking to expel torso toxins can snuggle up for a 90-minute therapeutic massage, in which the dexterous digits of a skilled muscle melter smooth out accordion kinks along the spine to decrease the client’s risk of being drafted into a polka band. This option includes a choice of reflexology treatment that helps increase lymphatic supply and prevent toes from walking away, or a hot-stone treatment.
Though Ancient Art Massage & Bodywork sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Ancient Art Massage & Bodywork
Jai Michael Barry's massages are as relaxing as the new-age music he loves to create. That's because the founder of Ancient Art Massage & Bodywork, who has recorded three albums and played numerous benefit concerts in his other life as a songwriter, gets the little details right: the massages take place on heated tables and incorporate treatments ranging from ayurvedic aromatherapy to egyptian ear candling. It's also because his repertoire is so broad. Jai can spend a session relieving stress with Swedish techniques, treating head and back pain with craniosacral therapy, or manipulating the body's energy with reiki. He also leads meditation sessions on the night of each full moon.