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$45 for a 90-Minute Hot-Stone Massage ($95 Value)
The licensed massage therapist heats polished basalt lava stones, sometimes coating them in oil to enhance their penetrative power. The stones are then used in combination with kneading bodywork to deeply massage the muscles and relieve long-held tension. Stones may also be chilled to reduce inflammation and ease chronic pain.
Monica Foster, the owner and operator of Massage Associates, runs her full-time therapeutic practice with a crew of highly trained licensed massage therapists. Together, they work to restore range of motion to struggling muscles and purge stress and pain from overtaxed bodies. As a state-approved educator and licensed therapist herself, Foster knows the value of a variety of massage modalities, including hot-stone or deep-tissue bodywork, which can access aches and pains in lower-layer muscles. The practice’s specialty is structural-integration massage, which can unwind long-held patterns of strain with deep, slow myofascial manipulations and education about how to care for sore, stressed muscles. After luxuriating with a custom massage, clients are also free to browse retail products such as Biofreeze, flaxseed heat packs, and tiny cats bred as portable massage therapists.