Like excessive empathy for a shar-pei puppy, habitual stress can cause faces to sag. Prop up your smile maker with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a spa package at Peace Through Massage (up to a $104 total value) that includes the following:
- A 60-minute deep-tissue or Swedish massage (up to a $69 value)
- A foot scrub and foot mask (up to a $20 value)
- Aromatherapy (up to a $10 value)
- Hot stones (a $5 value)<p>
Licensed massage therapist Shannon Edwards believes massage services rid muscles of embedded tension and foster the alignment of body, mind, and soul. Within the blue-hued walls of a private room, tension begins to break down into weak, laughable little villains as Shannon alternates between gentle and firm pressure during a Swedish massage. A deep-tissue massage focuses on adhesions—or chronic muscle knots—by manipulating muscles underneath muscles with intense, targeted pressure. Aromatherapy oils aid Shannon as she kneads dorsal ends into doughy skeletal slabs, and during the massage, a foot scrub coerces away dead skin cells and an invigorating foot mask that cleanses and moisturizes.
At the end of the treatment, complimentary showers and towels further refreshment so satisfied clients can calmly reenter the world of deadlines, red-light cameras, and wordless briefcase exchanges.
Though Peace Through Massage sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Peace Through Massage
To Shannon Edwards-Moore, a massage isn’t only a relaxing experience—it’s also a chance to leave her satisfied clients feeling balanced in body, mind, and soul. In addition to calming Swedish massages, which she especially recommends for those new to massage, Shannon targets tension and knots with more intense pressure during deep-tissue sessions.
Add-ons take the relaxation even deeper as Shannon applies hot stones, fills the room with tranquil aromatherapy, or treats faces to scrubs, masks, and hot towels. Tucked inside the Alamo Family Fitness Center, her private massage room is awash in ocean blues and soft yellows.