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 this Groupon: for $30, you get a 60-minute massage and Chinese foot-reflexology session at Heaven Spa in Woodland Hills (up to a $70 value).
After a soothing footbath, Heaven Spa’s licensed massage therapist kneads soles with the tension-relieving techniques of Chinese foot reflexology, which targets key points on the feet to send serenity lapping throughout the body. As clients—partially clothed—relax, 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.