Tension is often held in the shoulders, especially among those who are trying to blend in with society by binding their beautiful wings. Soar away from stress with this Groupon.
$89 for Three One-Hour Massages ($180 Value)
A skilled massage therapist relieves anxieties and stimulates circulation with modalities that include sports and deep tissue. Simply tell her what ails you during a pretreatment consultation, and she can help you find the most beneficial style and the massage oil to go with it.
Blown Away Salon & Spa
A stress-free oasis in the heart of downtown Turlock, Blown Away Salon & Spa offers a relaxing counterpoint to the bustling activity just outside its doors. Though long considered a gem by locals, the all-purpose salon and spa can also claim a few out-of-town fans: as recently as May 2013, Joan Rivers dropped in for a manicure and style before her standup show at the nearby Turlock Community Theatre.
In spite of its growing popularity, Blown Away maintains a serene, low-key atmosphere punctuated only by animated chatter and the clipping of shears. The salon’s styling services range from feather extensions to formaldehyde-free Bio Ionic KeraSmooth treatments, which leave strands sleek and straight for months to come. On the other side of the expansive studio, nail technicians highlight digits with vibrant colors, and aestheticians tend to skin with exfoliating chemical peels. A visit to the spa’s resident massage therapist completes the cycle of relaxation as deep-tissue massages work against the muscle grain with firm pressure, and sports massages break up knots of tension with well-placed fastballs and slap shots.