Similar to past tenses, tense backs are related to things that happened a while ago and are incomprehensible to most 5-year-olds. Brush up on the basics of back bliss with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a 60-minute deep-tissue or Swedish massage at enVus Salon in Pacific Beach (an $85 value).
Located near Pacific Drive's line of boutiques, enVus Salon supplies a serene repose for weary muscles, doling out therapeutic massage services inside a sleek space dotted with potted plants. Deep-tissue techniques focus on relieving fascia (connective tissue) and the muscles beneath the top muscles on the back. During the Swedish massage, magic hands smoothly circle the skin like epidermal ice skates as a primer for renewed venous and lymphatic circulation. The petrissage and tapotement strokes knead and knock on pressure points in the humanhide, and friction strokes untie the knots in the shoelaces of muscle fibers. The lesser-known high-five move at the end of the Swedish massage generates camaraderie and coolness.
Clients discover tranquility as muscles deknot in the spa's environs, boasting sleek wood floors, equatorial plant life, and warm lighting. The salon's welcoming space also features a full bar and lounge for patrons too relaxed to pogo-stick home after their massage.
enVus Salon & Day Spa
Palm fronds and trailing ivy frame the mirrors that adorn stylists' stations and spa rooms, imbuing every hair, nail, and tanning service at enVus Salon & Day Spa with an island ambiance. Massage tables dwell within individual treatment rooms, where exotic tribal masks hang from citrus walls as miniature fountains make pleasant burbling noises to evoke the relaxing sounds of a trickling creek or overflowing bathtub.
910 Grand Ave.
San Diego, CA 92109