Like artwork, bodywork is all about releasing pent-up emotions by doing something that would make your parents uncomfortable. Do what feels right with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a full-body massage with a warm sugar foot scrub at Back to Basics Wellness in Maplewood (a $100 value).
Massage therapists Kenyata and Shelley indulge beleaguered bodies and feet with one-hour treatments that nourish skin and banish tension. A warm sugar scrub candy-coats feet from toes to ankles, moisturizing the skin while each granule sloughs off dead skin cells, trapping digital detritus and expired golden tickets inside a steamy towel wrap. Dexterous hands coax discomfort and stress from limbs with soothing pressure and expert movements accumulated over years of training and experience. While nimble fingers coddle bodies, the sweet salve penetrates and refreshes shopworn skin, ensuring legs are rejuvenated, relaxed, and ready to outrun herds of charley horses.