For centuries mankind has envied pizza dough and wondered how we too could be kneaded to relaxed, savory states without paying for the luxury of being escorted via wooden paddle to a Sicilian brick oven. Be pounded into the shape of relaxation with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a 90-minute spa package at JP's Healing Touch in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho (a $112.80 value). The spa package includes:
- 60-minute massage
- 30-minute treatment for:
During the 90-minute massage package, JP's Healing Touch massage therapists rid bodies and minds of accumulated tension with soothing strokes and essential oils. Kneaders' experienced hands rework dorsal musculature during a Swedish massage with long, calming kneads to loosen tight muscles, relieve aches and pains, and banish stress. As the muscle menders work out knots and french-braided tissues, a variety of creams and essential oils invigorates olfactory glands to enhance the spa's relaxing aura. Stressectomy sessions are capped off with a 30-minute cleansing massage of the hands, feet, or scalp, ensuring that guests leave the spa's soothing premises feeling more relaxed than a snoozing sloth.
JP's Healing Touch
30 to 120 minutes is all massage therapist Jocelyn Phillips needs to iron out knotted muscles and eases aches. With essential oils within reach, she skillfully utilizes a number of techniques ranging from the gentle strokes of Swedish massage to the harder kneads of deep-tissue work. She also offers both pre- and post-event sports massages for those who need to warm up or cool down before the game, while her general sports massages combine deep-tissue kneading with specialized stretching that helps improve range of motion and flexibility so clients can finally start to massage their own backs,