Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with this Groupon.
$39 for One 60-Minute Swedish Massage ($80 Value)
The treatment uses kneading, circular motions, and long strokes on the upper layers of muscle to promote circulation toward the heart.
Caressence Therapeutic Massage
Throughout her time accumulating medical experience, Nichole Ruffin had dabbled in such a wide range of disciplines—phlebotomy, cardiovascular health, and emergency medicine, to name a few—that she never anticipated a foray into massage therapy. But when a friend studying the technique massaged Nichole's arm as part of a homework assignment, she instantly felt a wave of relief run through her. After years of immersion in a notoriously laborious field, Nichole found her calling in just a few minutes.
Today, Nichole is a certified and licensed massage therapist, merging her considerable medical background with holistic-healing methods to devise powerful custom treatments. Her diverse arsenal includes deep-tissue massage, hot-stone therapy, and the raindrop technique, a noninvasive method of relaxing physiques and psyches with essential oils and bodywork. She taps further into her medical wisdom during craniosacral-therapy sessions, which delve deep into the nervous system to disentangle chronic tension between star-crossed synapses from feuding axons.