Massages soothe muscles sore from naps in uncomfortable chairs and long nights of aggressive rapid eye movement. Recover from relaxing with today’s Groupon to Ma’ati Spa in Winston-Salem. Choose from the following options, perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts:
- For $39, you get a 60-minute relaxation or deep-tissue massage (up to an $85 value).
- For $48, you get a 90-minute relaxation or deep-tissue massage (up to a $105 value).
- For $77, you get a 60-minute couples relaxation or deep-tissue massage (up to a $170 value).
- For $90, you get a 90-minute couples relaxation or deep-tissue massage (up to a $210 value).<p>
Ma’ati Spa’s team of licensed massage therapists tailor all aspects of their relaxation and deep-tissue massages to the specific corporeal concerns and ailments of each patron, employing the particular aromatherapy oils and music capable of inducing the maximum amount of relaxation. After leading spa-goers to a plush massage table, the musculature caretakers lull clients into blissful states as the undulating pressure of a therapist’s stress-defeating fingers washes away tension, like an avalanche devouring sporks tenuously stuck in the ground. In a separate treatment, scents of lavender, eucalyptus, geranium, or other aromatic oils drift pleasantly about the nostrils, helping with a range of conditions from headaches and stress to insomnia and high blood pressure. A complimentary glass of herbal tea or alkaline water–included in the session–purges palates of any tension they may have been harboring.
Maya Alfridra Gilliam, 11053
When designing the concept for Ma'ati Spa, owner Maya Gilliam drew inspiration from travels to Thailand, India, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, and Trinidad and Tobago, telling the Winston-Salem Chronicle, "I try to make the client feel like they're in another country, unlike any other spa that you've ever been to in the U.S." Eastern and Western techniques converge inside her spa—which takes its name from an ancient Egyptian credo—where aromatherapy is served à la carte or as a soothing add-on to beauty treatments such sea-salt body scrubs and men's and women's facials. Before ushering clients toward private treatment rooms for hot-stone or deep-tissue massages, the staff offers complimentary glasses of herbal tea or wine, and guests may choose to enhance their session with relaxing sounds such as international music or whispered presidential concession speeches.