Without massage, stress would build up in the body indefinitely, only letting itself out to yell at cubicle mates for typing with their toes. Avoid office accidents with today’s Groupon to Jathar Salon and Spa in Waltham. Choose from four options:
- For $45, you get a one-hour therapeutic massage (a $90 value).
- For $70, you get a one-hour hot stone massage ($140 value).
- For $75, you get a 90-minute relaxation massage (a $150 value).
- For $85, you get a 90-minute hot stone massage ($175 value).
Winner of the 2011 Wicked Local Reader's Choice Award for Spa and Salon, Jathar strives to rejuvenate and refresh weary bodies. Before kneading commences in the spa's 4,000-square-foot facility, clients confer with a massage therapist about areas that need soothing. Hour-long therapeutic massages can address a number of difficulties, ranging from sleep disorders to high blood pressure to fear of other people's hands. This method may also increase range of motion for patients with low back pain, allowing clients to bend, stretch, and twist themselves into helix structures. Alternatively, the 90-minute relaxation massage proves the connection between body and mind, releasing endorphins to simultaneously kill anxiety and pain.
Soothe away nagging tension with the customer-favorite hot-stone massage, available in both 60- and 90-minute forms. Following an initial consultation, which offers the opportunity to call out any aches, pains, and phony imposter muscles, a professional ligament wringer will apply gentle pressure with heated stones to scare away stress. After any service, therapists recommend stretches for patients to do at home, extending the benefits of the massage better than performing all subsequent chores in slow motion. On the way in or out, a complimentary coffee and snack bar refreshes peckish bodies.
Jathar Salon and Spa
Winner of the 2011 Wicked Local Reader's Choice Award for Spa and Salon, Jathar Salon and Spa rejuvenates weary bodies with hair, skin, and nail treatments. Padded by cushy spa tables, patrons submit to the soothing influence of veteran massage therapists whose deft kneading leaves muscles as content as a puppy in a tennis-ball factory. In the spa's other private treatment rooms, aestheticians begin facials by conducting a custom skin analysis on guests draped over contoured beds. Vibrating massage chairs cradle visitors during pedicures, and manicurists meticulously craft nails and cuticles into pristine condition before gussying them up for big-league cat’s-cradle championships with vibrant coats of OPI or Essie polish. On the way in or out, a complimentary coffee and snack bar refreshes peckish bodies.