Like portrait painting, massage demands skillful hands, bold strokes, and a subject who can sit still. Become a human canvas with today’s Groupon: for $57, you get a one-hour aromatic-massage package from Clarissa Brown at The Powder Room in Brandon (a $114 value). Clarissa asks for three days’ notice for Saturday appointments. The package includes the following:
- A one-hour massage based on four modalities (a $65 value)
- A handmade room spray (a $5 value)
- A gift basket (a $10 value), which contains these items:
- A set of chocolates (a $4 value)
- Bath salts (a $5 value)
- Roses (a $25 value)<p>
Within a private portion of The Powder Room, licensed therapist Clarissa Brown untangles stressed-out striations with five massage modalities, which she can combine to suit clients’ health needs during one-hour sessions. At the start of the massage, Clarissa infuses the air with her hand-blended aromatic room spray to de-stress tense nostrils and throw packs of hound dogs off her clients’ trails. Her specialty, the deep-tissue massage, delves into musculature to extract knots from their caves, and during Swedish massages, Clarissa’s dexterous digits dance across fascia to inspire healing with sweeping glides, short tapping steps, and a pas de deux performed to the tune of “Free Bird.” Clarissa gently prods at pressure points in the feet and hands during reflexology massages, and batters especially stubborn muscles by applying pressure with fingers and palms. Natural essential oils enhance each stroke in some massage styles, and soothing upgrades such as hot stones ($10) can be added for an extra charge. Clients depart with a gift basket, artfully arranged with vibrant roses, a box of chocolates, and a container of bath salts for home use.
Clarissa Brown at The Powder Room
At The Power Room, skilled esthetician Clarissa Brown customizes all services to beautify clients based on individual styles and desires. Natural nails can be rewarded with manicures or enhanced with a set of acrylic or fiberglass nails. Soothing manicures and pedicures render hardworking hands and feet smooth, silky, and exfoliated, while Brown's massage treatments melt away stress with gentle strokes and the aroma of fragrant scented oils. The Powder Room's staff of six beauty experts also hosts an array of special events for wedding preparation and group spa days.