While it doesn't provide the discomfort and high ticket prices associated with an airport pat-down, a massage is still an effective tool for discovering concealed knives and small firearms. Prove you’re not packing in the most relaxing way with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a relaxation package that includes your choice of a 30-minute deep-tissue body massage or 30 minutes of foot reflexology, plus a 15-minute herbal and crystal mud foot bath (up to a $55 total value) from Footopia on West Pender Street. Footopia kneads relaxation into tired and stressed limbs and trunks by way of its highly-trained massage therapists. Opt for a session of deep-tissue massage that will reunite necks, shoulders, and backs with a sense of bliss long displaced by daily stressors, or choose to pamper leg stems instead with a targeted foot reflexology session intended to reduce fatigue and boost the immune system. Both choices come with a dip in an herbal and crystal mud footbath that cleanses while comforting weary toes with positive affirmations and squishy hugs.
Customers purchasing two Groupons can redeem them in one visit for both a deep-tissue massage and foot reflexology session, plus a 30-minute foot bath.
Though Footopia has received few online reviews, Tourism Vancouver featured the business.
Wading barefoot through a muddy swamp has no noteworthy health benefits, but Footopia's mud footbaths are a different story. Infused with natural herbs and crystals, they rejuvenate toes and draw toxins from the body. The holistic health facility’s team specializes in these treatments as well as other foot-centric services. During foot reflexology, they apply pressure to specific points on the feet that may correspond with other parts of the body to improve one’s overall well-being. Footopia'a highly trained massage therapists can also ply the whole body with deep tissue kneads that are more effective than rubbing your back against your barn.