Gentle kneading is a reliable way to relax anything, allowing pizza dough to leap fearlessly into the air and those with frequently massaged egos to nap on the boss's desk. Keep calm with today's Groupon: for $49, you get the total body-renewal package at Luna Fitness in Tempe (a $165 value). The package includes:
- Formostar infrared body-wrap session (a $75 value)
- 60-minute stretch- or massage-therapy session (a $75 value)
- 30-minute Hydromassage session (a $15 value)
Luna Fitness is a multifaceted wellness center that aims to improve women's health with a comprehensive canon of mind-body treatments. The one-hour Formostar infrared body-wrap session enfolds the body in silicone treatment pads that heat skin and fat tissue to help increase circulation. Rising temperatures aim to soften cellulite by breaking it up and then releasing it into the bloodstream. Wraps are designed to promote weight loss and detoxify cells, leaving their perspiring cargo svelte, refreshed, and nontoxic.
Stretch therapy endeavors to increase flexibility and circulation with guided stretches. For patients opting against the stretch table, a variety of other massage techniques is available, including myofascial release, deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy to target sore muscles, sports massage, hot-stone massage, swedish massage, and Craniosacral massage. Fully clothed guests then relax under the 90-degree Hydromassage device, which rinses away tension with water-powered kneads. A remote control allows massagees to cycle through five intensity settings, allowing them to finally harness the calming powers of water without having to lasso one of Poseidon's gilled henchmen.