Similar to past tenses, tense backs are related to things that happened a while ago and are incomprehensible to most 5-year-olds. Brush up on the basics of back bliss with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get an aromatherapy massage with a hot-towel treatment at Kneading Hands Yoga & Massage in Southbury (a $100 value).
Kneading Hands Yoga & Massage's experienced massage therapists meld soothing strokes with custom aromatherapy elixirs to address a range of physical and emotional ailments. Upon arrival, clients nestle into private therapy rooms, where soft candlelight replaces the stressful workday glare of fluorescent bulbs and lit dynamite. As patients recline, therapists infuse oils with one of five aromatherapy blends, each designed for a distinct purpose such as soothing frayed nerves or boosting the immune system. Oils sink deep into tissues as skilled fingers caress backs with long, flowing strokes. Therapists will also apply hydropacks and hot towels, whose heat and pressure can jumpstart circulation and the conversion of shoulder moles into diamonds.
Kneading Hands Yoga
Marianne Chapin, owner of Kneading Hands Yoga for the past 10 years, takes a well-rounded approach to stress relief and wellness by marshalling years of yoga teaching experience. To help her run the studio, she has assembled a team of eight certified instructors who bring a wide range of skills to yoga classes. Available classes, all of which take place in a spacious and clean studio, include relaxing and meditative Hatha yoga, strength and stamina boosting hot-yoga sessions where temperatures of up to 98 degrees render muscles more pliable, and Pilates classes that build core strength and focus.