The body stands up to gravity’s bullying every day, while the mind and soul leisurely spend their time playing Sudoku and filling up on chicken soup. Nurture hard-working brains and physiques with today’s Groupon to Breathe Wellness in Marlborough. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a one-month membership with unlimited fitness classes (a $75 value).
- For $55, you get two 60-minute massages of your choice (up to a $180 value).<p>
Staffed by yoga teachers and holistic coaches, Breathe Wellness boasts a well-rounded compendium of whole-person health services. Members get unlimited access to a schedule of morning and evening classes, allowing them to stomp ecstatically to Zumba, stretch and bend through yoga, or contemplate the infinite spaces in a slice of swiss cheese during meditation sessions. During the month, members also get a one-hour consultation with a holistic-wellness coach to discuss healthy-living strategies.
Bodies in need of a breather can choose two 60-minute treatments from a menu of massages. A deep-tissue massage delves into muscular layers to untie tense knots (an $85 value), and a hot-stone massage harnesses energy centers for a swarming sensation of calm (a $90 value). Expecting mothers may book a prenatal massage (an $80 value) to help to ease the tension of carrying the weight of two bodies and two heads with nursery rhymes stuck in them. Customers awaiting a massage or decompressing from a class can rest up in Breathe Wellness’ living room, sip complimentary tea or coffee, or test the flame-extinguishing powers of a carefully enunciated om near the fireplace.
The connection between Beth Ferruccio's and Meg Francis's work is as intuitive as the connection between body and mind. Beth, a yoga teacher of six years certified in Yogafit, teaches body-strengthening poses for students at different stages of their lives, whether they're silver foxes or moms-to-be. Meg, on the other hand, uses her sonorous voice to coax minds into relaxed meditation. Her lilting mantras help with feelings as mundane as everyday stress or as devastating as grief. Within the stone-walled haven of Breathe Wellness studio, the pair work together from opposite ends of the wellness spectrum to bring balance to lives of clients.