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. With today's Groupon, for $40, you get a 60-minute signature Mahalo massage (an $80 value) from Mahalo Massage and Therapies in Danbury.
Named for the Hawaiian word for thanks, praise, and respect, the signature Mahalo massage makes sure the body is relaxed, rested, and respected for the course of an entire hour. Owner and licensed massage-therapist Katherine Awalt treats clients to her healing hands, which transport aching bodies to a land of reality-based make-believe. Utilizing a mélange of Swedish, sports, deep-tissue, and medical massage techniques for customized treatments, the signature Mahalo massage can help to reduce pain, improve stiffness, and increase circulation. Awalt is passionate about healing tired, sore soul sacks and perking up flagging, worn smile muscles. All services take place within Mahalo's tropically bedecked confines, which feature walls painted in hues of bright blue and green, tropical flowers, and natural lighting that evokes an early morning on a beach that's not surrounded by hostile dolphins.
While there aren’t many online user reviews for Mahalo Massage and Therapies, more than 120 Facebookers are fans.