Having sore muscles, like signing a five-year lease or wearing lead socks, makes it difficult to move. Evict tensely wound tenants with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a spa package at Balancing Touch Massage Therapy (a $99 value). The package includes:
- A french-clay body wrap
- A head and shoulder massage
- A paraffin-wax treatment for hands
Balancing Touch Massage Therapy renews physiques and spirits with bodywork tailored to each individual client. To begin each 60-minute package, therapists chat with clients to understand their chronic problems or childhood fears of soap bubbles and set specific healing goals for the session. Palms spread creamy french clay along weary limbs, ironing out stiffness, improving circulation, and taming stress as they knead the detoxifying salve into the skin. The emerald-hued wrap takes its color cues from nutrient-rich sea kelp and green-tea extract, which energize and purify once-ravaged skinscapes into soft, pristine wildlife refuges.
While bodies cure under the massage chamber's cloth canopy, wrinkled foreheads and tight jaws relax under the smoothing strokes of a head and neck massage and callused fingers soften within a shell of warm paraffin wax. The muscle mavens send frames from the serene, yellow studio with an enhanced range of movement, an elevated mood, and a set of DIY stress-alleviating techniques such as stretching, applying temperature therapy, or joining a screamo band.
Lavender Garden Day Spa
Although Claudia Sosulski's memories of lavender fields in France inspired her latest spa, Lavender Garden Day Spa—as reported by MLive—it has been her more than seven years as a massage therapist that inspired her to offer a range of healing spa services. This includes deep-cleansing facials with Elina Organics, handmade skincare products, infrared sauna sessions to naturally detoxify bodies, and custom massage sessions in an ashiatsu therapy room.