The focused strokes of a massage therapist's hands serve a number of purposes, from uncoiling the knots in muscles to locating the swallowed matchbox car in the belly of a labrador. Benefit from the work of ambidextrous do-gooders with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 60-minute signature massage at Avi Day Spa in Great Falls, Virginia (a $105 value).
Avi Day Spa's massage technicians knead bodies with soothing massages while implementing the ancient technique of Ayurvedic, a millennia-old Indian healing practice. The signature massage consists of a muscle untangler plying tense bodies with Swedish massage techniques and penetrative deep-tissue strokes intended to boost circulation and make bone marrow purr. Throughout the entire one-hour pampering session, clients can request that their therapist adjust the levels of pressure for maximum comfort. Brightly colored treatment rooms allow patrons to bask in the spa's festive atmosphere or let toucans perch on their shoulders unnoticed. Be sure to call ahead for your appointment.
Avi Day Spa
At Avi Day Spa, fitness experts, facialists, and massage therapists join forces to soothe clients with treatments based on Ayurveda––an ancient healing science that aims to bring body, mind, and spirit back into balance. Fifteen different styles of massage, including shiatsu, ashiatsu, and Swedish, help alleviate aches and clear mental fog. Body treatments can include hydrating essential-oil wraps or scrubs made from 40% honey, which helps make the body more receptive to topical oils and herbs and irresistible to cartoon bears. After rejuvenating facials or microdermabrasion, aestheticians also impart long-lasting allure with permanent-makeup services or grace limbs with continual smoothness courtesy of laser hair removal, waxing, or electrolysis.