What You'll Get
In addition to the humiliation of being buried by dogs and dug up by science teachers, skeletons are ornery because they lack the musculature necessary to get massaged. Avoid taking your skin for granted with today's Groupon: for $45, you get any 60-minute massage at Massage Eden in Miramar (up to a $90 value). Stylishly anointed with rich walnut floors and Asian-inspired furnishings, Massage Eden offers a wide range of stress-melting massage services in a peaceful and relaxing setting. Untie knotted muscular strings and improve strained circulation with a Swedish retreat massage ($75), or ease chronic tension with a penetrative, deep-healing massage ($85). Mothers-to-be can enjoy a specialized maternity treatment designed to reduce stress hormones, minimize swelling, and curb late-night pickled-catfish cravings ($80). With a pair of Groupons, you and your significant other can enjoy a Couple's Unity massage, a synergistic experience that combines Swedish massage with an indulgent ambience to make you forget all about who started your most recent sand bag fight ($170).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. By appointment only; subject to availability. 24-hour cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Eden Spa
It's only 10 a.m., but it's teatime at Eden Spa. That's because a client has scheduled a green-tea stone massage, which involves relaxing muscles with heated stones that have been soaked in the rich liquid. The idea is that absorbing the tea will stimulate the body in the same way that drinking it can, leading the accompanying massage strokes to have a greater healing effect.
It seems the center will try all kinds of ingredients to lend its services oomph. Another massage uses bamboo sticks to promote circulation and relieve pain, and each skin treatment relies on a different cream or mask, from the sugar glow's honey-and-oil blend to the anti-wrinkle treatment's collagen extracts and horsetail (which is actually a plant and not what it sounds like: a story about a man who likes oats so much people call him "Horse").