It takes about 15 muscles to smile, 50 to frown, and 148 to save a curbside couch from life in a landfill. Soothe sympathetic sinews with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a 50-minute aromatherapeutic Swedish massage at Go Madd 4 Massage in St. Augustine (a $65 value).
Go Madd 4 Massage owner and massage therapist Diana Beranek draws on 15 years of experience to pamper hard-working muscles. Serenity-seekers begin the 50-minute Swedish massage by lying on a heated table surrounded by candles crooning whale songs and soaking up several essential oils designed to provide stress-reducing aromatherapy.
Diana's expert hands cloak backs in heated lotion as she integrates myofascial-release, sports, deep-tissue, or neuromuscular modalities into the long, sweeping strokes of the Swedish massage. A complimentary bottle of water follows the muscle-calming manipulations, helping to flush away toxins and algebra quizzes stress-eaten during middle school.
Go Madd 4 Massage
Owner and massage therapist Diana Beranek relieves physical stress and pain for clients, drawing on more than 20 years of massage experience and a knowledge of deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone massage techniques. Clients recline on a heated table surrounded by candles as soft music or recordings of Top-40 whale songs lull minds to peace. Heated lotion keeps flesh warm, and essential oils put nostrils at ease.