Like house parties, massages give people an excuse to forget about everyday stresses and fall asleep on someone else's table. Attend a fettle-ready fiesta with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a 60-minute massage and cellulite treatment at Doug Stevens Skin Care (a $65 value).
Licensed massage therapist Doug Stevens' 60-minute massage and cellulite treatment decompresses stressed-out bodies and reduces uneven fatty deposits. Visits start out with a full-body massage, where Stevens deftly expels muscular tension that accumulates like mismatched socks in the dryer. Next, a Gx-99 Vibratory Endermatic device harnesses the power of heat and sonic vibrations, lightly oscillating and stretching connective tissue, smoothing away dimples and improving skin tone. The device also dislodges cell-bound toxins and increases blood flow, sweeping freed pollutants out of the body on venous flumes. Both phases of the treatment are gentle and relaxing, allowing patients to drift into anxiety-free reveries or zone out while mentally drafting Teddy Roosevelt fan fiction.
Doug Stevens Skin Care
Time may be short before Doug Stevens's next client, but he can always find a moment to talk shop. "I love helping people," he declares. "Helping people look better, feel better. That's the most satisfying thing." Doug has been a nationally certified massage therapist and aesthetician for 15 years, specializing in a process he devised to reduce the appearance of cellulite while relaxing the whole body. The technique combines an endovibratory device oscillating at 35 times per second with ultrasonic heat and his signature bodywork methods. "After the cellulite treatment, the skin is firmer, the appearance smoother," he explains. "People generally really like it, so they'll rebook."
Before receiving certification in Las Vegas in 1997, Doug was in the construction business as a general contractor. But it wasn't giving him what he wanted. "I was looking for a profession that was less stressful, where I could help people. I wanted to be more hands on. And my friends always came to me for massages, so I decided to go into that." Over time, he's added other treatments designed to improve the mood while boosting beauty, such as a photon antiwrinkle light therapy.
Doug describes his studio as very relaxing, with low light and smooth music. Though the ambiance has an undeniable pulse-slowing effect, it's the treatments' results that he credits for his return business. "Some of my clients have been coming every week for six years," he says. "Only the wealthy can usually afford treatments like these. That's not the case here. I want people to focus on how good they're going to feel."