Skilled massages deliver the newfound clearheadedness and rubberized being required to achieve higher productivity, contagiously relax those around you, or finally beat Galaga. Get a high score of serenity with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a 75-minute couples Thai massage at Samana Wellness (a $240 value). Sessions cannot be split and must be redeemed by two individuals on the same visit.
Samana Wellness cofounders Beth Hope and Ryan Hader lead a team of trained massage therapists that blends multiple massage modalities with limbering yoga stretches during Thai massages. Unlike Lionel Richie’s dance parties, Thai massages take place on the floor, with an expert muscle melter cycling through deep-tissue, trigger-point, and myofascial techniques. Gentle, flowing stretches augment the treatment, tending to sore soles before slowly working toward achy necks and constrictive iron masks. To round out the session, therapists perform acupressure techniques and a reiki treatment to break up chakra jams on the body's energy highways. Ideal for preventing impending illnesses, Thai massage may also dissolve physical or mental blocks and foster improved flexibility. Clients may witness the positive effects of Thai massage for up to three days following their visit, just as mere mortals feel the effects of a high-five from Zeus.
Followers of ayurvedic and yogic philosophies believe that the human body is governed by pranas, or energy centers. The term samana, which founder Beth Hope used to name her practice, is the specific prana that equalizes and balances physical systems. Beth draws from her personal history to fashion services that help restore physical and spiritual equilibrium. Beth's journey to becoming a yoga instructor began at age 17, when she first studied Indian culture and philosophy. She studied Ashtanga yoga with its founder, Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois, and developed her own style that incorporates breathing exercises, mantras, and sacred songs to facilitate transformation for clients and stressed caterpillars.
Beth creates a space where people can feel comfortable receiving alternative therapies and medicines. Along with a team of trained massage therapists she runs yoga, kirtan, reiki, and Thai massage sessions to empower people to lead more healthy and balanced lives.