For centuries mankind has envied pizza dough and wondered how we too could be kneaded to relaxed, savory states without paying for the luxury of being escorted via wooden paddle to a Sicilian brick oven. Knead your doughy flesh the flame-free way with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a 90-minute hot stone or Thai herbal ball massage at Hampton Bodywerks Massage Spa. Hampton Bodywerks' Don Hampton is a licensed massage therapist is well-versed in a variety of relaxation inducers. The penetrating heat of the stones placed upon a client's body during a hot stone massage can relax tension-storing muscles as well as improve the function of the immune and lymphatic systems. During a Thai herbal ball massage, Hampton will press a muslin compress filled with ginger, lemongrass, and other healing plants to the skin with gentle, rolling movements to relieve pain, inflammation, and melty hands.
Hampton Bodywerks Massage Spa
Before earning his diploma in Swedish massage from the Austin School of Massage Therapy, licensed massage therapist Don A. Hampton discovered a passion for helping others heal while working as a medic in the U.S. Air Force and Texas Army National Guard. At Hampton Bodywerks Massage Spa, his highly trained hands do battle with tightly wound tissue, tension, and pain, arming themselves from an arsenal of relaxation-inducing tools that includes hot stones, salt stones, and therapeutic herbs. Ginger, turmeric, and lemongrass are central players in Hampton's Thai herbal ball massage—a 5,000-year-old practice designed to relieve pain and inflammation using a steamed herbal compress and gentle circular movements. Other specialty services include the Balinese-inspired jamu massage, which energizes the body with acupressure, long strokes, and percussion-like drumming, as well as sugar-scrub body treatments that soften skin using a blend of white and brown sugars, grape-seed and canola oils, and other ingredients favored by beautiful scones.
Oak Park / Northwood
900 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78209Get Directions