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What You'll Get
Massages are a time-honored method of alleviating stress, much like the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a 105-minute panchakarama-detox massage at Center of Healing and Rejuvenation of the Mind and Body (a $283 value).
Licensed massage therapist Rose Parsad draws on extensive knowledge of the ancient Ayurvedic arts while de-stressing bodies and minds during panchakarama-detox massages at Center of Healing and Rejuvenation of the Mind and Body. Parsad begins sessions with a 15-minute consultation to customize 90 minutes of warm-herbal-oil massaging, detoxification, and lessons that teach chakras to walk the tightrope. A shirodhara treatment anoints foreheads with warm herbal oil, nourishing the nervous system and promoting mental clarity while encouraging the body to dispel toxins. During the garshana treatment, a hand gloved in silk or wool exfoliates skinscapes with a dry lymphatic brushing, preparing the dermis for absorbing the warm herbal oil of the massage. Parsad’s nimble fingers knead aching bodies while skin drinks the individually calibrated abhyanga massage oil, blended to relax the mind and raise arterial and lymphatic circulation levels above that of the average dollar bill.
Finally, Parsad focuses on balancing the body’s chakras, which guide both emotional and physical functions. The soothing treatment mitigates stress, anxiety, and physical pain while grounding and reconnecting centers with healing energy from the earth. The panchakarama detox culminates with a steam that loosens and eliminates deep-rooted mucous and toxins even more efficiently than taking a bath in a pool of fairy-godmother tears.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24hr cancellation notice or $50 fee may apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Center of Healing and Rejuvenation
At Center of Healing and Rejuvenation, licensed massage therapist Rose Sharma specializes in east Indian modalities and holistic-healing techniques that nurture a wholesome relationship between mind and body. Rose's therapeutic credentials include certifications from Portland's East-West College of The Healing Arts and an Ayurvedic therapist certification from Chakrapani Ayurvedic Clinic and Research Center in Jaipur, India. By employing her various levels of expertise, she enables clients to choose either a western massage treatment or an eastern ayurvedic experience. In addition to helping clients form detoxifying nutritional and exercise plans, Rose also provides reiki, pranic healing, and other treatments intended to infuse the body with positive energy and implant every number of pi in the memory.