Massage was developed by NASA to help astronauts to cope with edgy Tang-induced sugar highs, lack of ESPN, and predatory aliens stowed in the hangar bay. Achieve its soothing effects outside the soul-crushing abyss of outer space with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a 60-minute custom massage at EveN Baby Massage in Williamsburg (an $80 value).
At EveN Baby Massage, a licensed massage therapist picks and chooses techniques from four massage modalities—Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, and shiatsu—to concoct a custom kneading for each client. Relaxers rest atop a padded bed as the muscle maestro conducts a symphony of relaxation across backsides with light, rhythmic Swedish massage strokes or works to soothe clients’ chronic pain and delusions that they’re made of pizza dough with a series of deep-tissue kneads. During a reflexology treatment, the therapist applies localized pressure to feet, hands, and ears to send waves of calmness and relaxation throughout the body. A shiatsu session targets specific corporeal zones with firm taps to scare away stress and send encouraging Morse-code messages to the relaxation centers of the brain.
EveN Baby Massage
Certified massage therapists help clients relax and lose lingering aches, pains, and bodily stress with a range of specialized massages. Hot stones penetrate waves of heat into muscles for greater relaxation, whereas cold stones aim to reduce swelling and inflammation in localized areas. Deep-tissue and sports massages work to relieve embedded tension and tennis balls in joints and muscles, and additions such as aromatherapy seek to deepen states of relaxation.
In addition to specialty massages, EveN Baby Massage offers beautification and relaxation services such as organic facials, foot scrubs, and paraffin dips. Such services push clients toward more pristine complexions while ridding the body of excess oil, dead skin, acne, and only the toxins least likely to lead to superhuman powers.