Like portrait painting, massage demands skillful hands, bold strokes, and a model who can sit still. Become a human canvas with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a Balanced Body Blend massage package at Balanced Body Massage & Pilates, located in the Edgewater Building (a $130 value). The 60-minute package includes hot-stone, deep-tissue and relaxation massages, along with a shea-butter foot rub.
Balanced Body Massage & Pilates's team of licensed massage therapists appease achy muscles with multiple-modality rubdowns as gentle music rolls through the studio's warm, private rooms. During the 60-minute full-body massage session, nimble fingers trace miniature road maps on backs, arms, legs, feet, hands, heads, necks, and shoulders. Deep-tissue pressure and soothing relaxation strokes welcome tranquility into tissue and may help improve posture, lessen muscle aches, and boost mental acuity. Heated stones infuse muscles with calming warmth to restore health and banish stress from corporeal empires. Afterwards, a shea-butter foot rub taunts tension out of pavement pounders while slathering them with hydrating serum, leaving them softer than a baby cloud fresh out of the dryer.