As with a potato, if the human body is not properly mashed and moisturized, it will never be used for anything more than a science-project battery. Make sure your body is properly fluffed and buttered with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a combo 90-minute massage at Heaven Foot Spa in Woodland Hills (a $70 value).
Heaven Foot Spa’s licensed massage therapist kneads soles with the tension-relieving techniques of Chinese foot massage. During the combo 90-minute massage, feet soak in an herbal bath in the preferred grotto area while the massage tech tackles knots and miniature wide receivers embedded in the neck and shoulders. A sea-salt-and-coconut-oil scrub then transports heels, arches, and toes to a seaside dreamscape as it cleanses, exfoliates, and softens the skin, followed by a foot-and-lower-calf massage. As clients recline on low massage beds bedecked with red floral pillows, healing hands gently rub the scalp, face, hands, and arms before soothing complaining backs with kneading and sympathetic nodding. The stress-abolishing service takes place amid relaxing music and red paneled walls highlighted by a colorful water display and paintings of the sea.
By helping to promote more restful sleep and to quiet stressed nervous systems, the practitioners of Heaven Spa view massage as an important part of supporting one’s health. They focus on any part of the body that receives the most stress, which is why their one-hour foot massage actually includes kneads of the neck, shoulders, arms, back, and face as well. Guests can also opt for a combination treatment, which adds a foot soak and reflexology session onto a body massage that targets specific areas of tension, such as trapezius muscles weighed down by offering to carry all your friends’ shoulder chips.