When preparing for hot-stone massages, therapists pick out the smoothest river stones for placement on tense muscles and the most misshapen ones for throwing off the bridge later. Keep your aura in working order with today’s Groupon to Hot Stones Body Therapy. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get one one-hour hot-stone massage (a $70 value).
- For $55, you get two one-hour hot-stone massages (a $140 value).<p>
At Hot Stones Body Therapy, the licensed massage therapists—one of which was the personal massage therapist for an internationally touring rock band in 2011—soothe aching physiques with a variety of massage-therapy services. Over the course of an hour-long hot-stone massage, the therapist rubs oil into the skin using Swedish-massage strokes before strategically placing heated and hand-polished basalt lava stones across the body. Penetrating through multiple layers of muscular tissue, the heat of the stones relaxes the body, relieves deep-seated tension, and reawakens long-forgotten kick-flip capabilities. As the stones cool, they are replaced with freshly heated stones to maintain a deep state of calm, which is further reinforced with a complimentary cup of hot tea, the soothing scents of aromatherapy, all-natural massage lotion, and vitamin-E-enriched almond oil.
Mind, Body & Soul
Though it's dim inside the treatment rooms at Mind, Body & Soul, it's not dull. Massage therapists work hard there, using the gentle strokes of Swedish massage and the intense pressure of the deep-tissue technique to relieve back pain and injuries. They even combine all their available treatments into one "panoramic" massage. Add-ons abound, from iron-rich hot stones that perch along the spine to aromatherapy scents, each of which has a different effect: lavender relieves pain, orange lowers blood pressure, and rosemary makes dogs bark Latin. Other refreshing therapies include laser body contouring, during which low-level light energy prompts the body to release intracellular fat.