Choose from Three Options
- $39 for one 60-minute Swedish massage ($95 value)
- $55 for one 90-minute Swedish massage ($135 value)
- $19 for one 30-minute reflexology foot massage ($40 value)
Petrissage: A Tension-Relieving Technique
Swedish massage’s five basic movements yield a bounty of benefits. Find out more about the massage’s kneading technique, petrissage, with Groupon’s introduction.
Kneading, rolling, and squeezing—this, in a few words, is petrissage, a type of Swedish massage technique that focuses on compression and release. Working in combination with Swedish massage’s five other movements, these deep-reaching motions are designed to lift soft tissue away from its underlying structures, effectively stretching muscles and other soft tissues and promoting circulation so all your blood doesn’t pile up in your elbows. Specific maneuvers include kneading with the whole hand, using the thumbs to apply pressure to thinner tissue, and rolling skin between the fingers to prevent it from adhering to the fascia (that is, sheets of connective tissue) below and causing stiffness. Massage oil or cream is often used to help these strokes glide smoothly and avoid pinching the skin. Petrissage, like Swedish massage in general, often results in increased muscle mobility, improved peristaltic, or bowel, movement when performed on the abdomen and, of course, a sense of noodly relaxation.
Belle Ami’s Day Spa & Anti-Aging Clinic
WIth its Venetian walls, Tuscany-inspired stone floors, and golden hues enhanced by the warm glow of candles, Belle Ami's Day Spa creates a peaceful oasis that feels a bit like a trip to Europe. Guests can take their pick of rejuvenating and healing treatments, including raindrop massages, Vitamin C facials, eyelash extensions, and mud body wraps. Almond hydrating or agave nectar manicures pamper hands, and botanical, organic pedicures soothe feet while lessening the size of their environmental footprint.