Like shoelaces, the human body knots easily, baffles toddlers, and is constantly being attacked by cats. Untangle your back with today’s Groupon: for $47, you get a one-hour massage (a $95 value) with hot stone therapy at DermaEsthetica in downtown Lake Oswego.
DermaEsthetica's owner, Marina Volod, commands her strong, dexterous male massage therapists across the battlefield of the upper body as they force muscle pain and stress to surrender at the point of their finger bayonets. Your licensed massage therapist will begin with an in-depth consultation in the clinic's elegant, private offices before designing a custom relaxation or therapeutic massage that targets the aches and pains and zombie bites of daily life.
Your muscles' relaxation coach may use the firm but gentle pressure of a Swedish massage to drive out stress and schools of brightly colored gummy fish. More severely pretzeled torsos can alleviate joint pain and work out their thick, doughy knots with the concentrated pressure of the deep-tissue technique. Hot-stone therapy, included in each session, melts away any lingering tension with the soothing heat of smooth, volcanic stones taken from a lava pit filled to the brim with nutrient-heavy magma and accident-prone geologists.
Citysearchers give DermaEsthetica an average of five stars:
Marina Volod has been a clinical aesthetician for more than 20 years. During that time, she’s designed her own facial treatments, developed an acne-maintenance program, and started Avitalin, a company that sells its own line of natural skincare products. In 2000, she opened DermaEsthetica, a skin and body studio that takes a scientific approach to beauty. Armed with ultrasonic, cold laser, and phototherapy technology, Marina and her staff fight aging without bribing Father Time with bagel vouchers.