Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a choice of a one-hour Swedish massage or sports massage at Bethlehem Massage in Delmar (up to an $80 value).
The licensed therapists at Bethlehem Massage coax tense tissues and muscles to loosen up through a wide variety of massage services. Before choosing a Swedish massage or sports massage, clients undergo a short consultation with a therapist to assess any particular areas of concern. The Swedish massage combines long, connective strokes with gentle kneading and stretching to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. During the sports massage, the therapist molds malleable muscles into sculpted sinews through a series of stretches and faster rhythmic techniques. The varied approach targets areas overworked during workouts or sports.
Bethlehem Massage's practitioners blend western massage techniques with eastern practices to promote balance and harmony in their clients. First visits typically begin with a consultation, during which a licensed therapist takes the time to understand individuals' medical histories and motivations for visiting. They draw from a buffet of services such as Swedish massage and hyper-specific doctor's-orders massage, before lavishing clients with focused bodywork that rewards the muscles for automatically flexing when photographed by traffic cameras. The facility's in-house acupuncturist also stands ready to target afflictions with a 4,000-year-old Chinese practice.