- $39 for a 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage ($70 value)
BLC Massage’s team of licensed massage therapists draws on massage techniques from around the world to knead muscles into blissful repose. Especially apropos for athletes or intensely stressed physiques, deep-tissue massage targets aches and pains with slow kneads, loosening fascia for deeper relief more effectively than allowing a troupe of girl scouts to tap dance along your spine. Gentler Swedish massage helps improve circulation in superficial tissue, and Thai techniques, with clients stationed on a mat instead of a table, combine the centering properties of yogic exercises with calming massage. Therapists place heated rocks along strategic locations of the body during the hot-stone massage, constructing a miniature Stonehenge to slough off stress and calm frazzled nerves.
Art decks the royal-blue walls of BLC’s softly lit waiting room, where pillow-strewn couches help patients relax. Colorful massage beds nestled between eggplant-colored walls fill each treatment room.