Without the loosening effects of massage, shoulders would stiffen into immobility and fall victim to freeloading parrots and the burden of carrying Earth's heavyset brother, Girth. Pamper your perches with today's Groupon to Century West Medi-Spa in West Los Angeles. Choose between the following options:
- For $27, you get a 50-minute combination Swedish and deep-tissue massage (a $55 value).
- For $65, you get a 50-minute massage and acupuncture package (a $180 value).
The wellness wizards at Century West Medi-Spa unbundle tightly wound bodies and abolish stresses with soothing massages and acupuncture treatments. Inside the low-lit spa adorned with a collection of Buddha-centric artwork and waterfall fountains, therapists knead away tension with Swedish massages, which utilize long, soothing strokes with alternate light and strong pressures to improve circulation and relieve bodily tension. After Swedish techniques work their magic, deep-tissue tactics apply intense, localized pressure, targeting solitary muscles to help alleviate deep-seated pains and fears of other peoples' hands.
With today's second option, relaxing massages give way to acupuncture treatments, which work to regulate organ function and relieve chronic aches and pains. During the traditional Chinese therapy, body technicians unlock self-healing mechanisms by prodding sensitive body acupoints with tiny pins. The pamper pegs open up endorphin gateways, restoring balance to the body by flooding the circulatory system with contagious strands of equilibrium.
Rest and Relax Bodyworks and Century West Medi-Spa
Founded by Scott J. Fox, DC, and Brian Weiss, PhD, Rest and Relax Bodyworks and Century West Medi-Spa integrate Western medical science and traditional Eastern medicine. As relaxing music plays, they help bodies regain energy and proper posture through chiropractic alignment and acupuncture, and let go of tension during seven varieties of massage. They also address skin issues with facials, peels, and waxing treatments. Their waiting room abounds with potted plants, dark wood accents, and South East Asian-inspired artwork prints, as well as ornate oriental rugs that catch dropped cell phones without a word of reproach. A hallway leads to treatment rooms aglow with soft light from wall sconces, as a Buddha statue looks on serenely.