Getting a massage is like juggling vials full of chloroform on a unicycle: it can both make you feel more alive and put you to sleep. Keep your body in balance with today’s Groupon: for $125, you get a two-hour spa package for two from Carol Parker, LMT in Medford (a $250 total value). The package includes:
- 60-minute Swedish massage for each person (a $120 value)
- Skin-treatment package (a $130 value)
- 15-minute foot soak for each person
- 15-minute hot or cold facial treatment for each person
- 15-minute warm wrap treatment for each person<P>
Carol Parker, LMT, harnesses the therapeutic power of warmth and pressure in a muscle-melting spa package for friends or couples. Before the treatment, tandems burrow into separate cocoons of warm towels, electric blankets, and microwaveable top hats as another warm towel blankets visages with soothing heat. The Swedish massage takes advantage of duos’ heated, pliable muscles, sending gliding effleurage strokes and firm petrissage strokes to unravel muscle knots. The massage also boosts the circulatory system and creates healthier backs less prone to injury. After the massage, Carol swathes faces in warm or cold towels to rejuvenate mugs. Then, like a set of slippers made of cotton candy, a warm milk bath teeming with nutrients makes feet softer.
Sea Grass Therapies
Within a tranquil, ocean-themed spa, licensed massage therapist Carol Parker and a team of professionals reduce stress with a variety of massage modalities and refreshing spa add-ons. Parker continuously builds on the education she acquired at The Salter School to bring relief to weary muscles. In addition to standard modalities such as Swedish, sports, and hot stone, Parker practices shiatsu finger-pressure massage and heat therapy. Therapists light candles and play soft music to set a tranquil ambiance for couples massages and tailor hand movements to alleviate discomforts during pregnancy services. To heal the community in a more figurative sense, Parker regularly donates her therapeutic services to athletes raising money for charitable causes.