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 to Hampton Bodywerks Massage Spa. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a 60-minute Balinese massage with aromatherapy (a $100 value).
- For $45, you get a 90-minute Balinese massage with aromatherapy (a $130 value).
Don Hampton, a licensed massage therapist and former medic in the U.S. Air Force and Texas Army National Guard, glides his healing hands over bodies to conciliate aggravated muscles. Over the course of a 60- or 90-minute Balinese massage, sore bodies and feet give in to gentle strokes as sweet-smelling aromatherapy oils induce relaxation and make slipping out of unsolicited bear hugs a breeze. The massage’s rolling, kneading, and percussive maneuvers help to improve circulation, increase flexibility, and enhance mental clarity. During each session, which can include coconut oils and spices, Don unearths stiffness lurking below the body’s surface, replacing muscle knots with less painful and easier to undo velcro material.
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.