Swedes first learned the art of massage through their ancient practice of kneading meatballs, and many Stockholm spas still honor cuisine's impact by using lingonberry jam in place of traditional lotions. Enjoy an aromatic yet less sticky knead with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a Swedish massage at Massage MG in Davie (a $60 value).
A certified massage therapist with 14 years of experience sends a cavalcade of caring strokes down stress-worn backs during 50-minute sessions that are enhanced with aromatherapy. Loving palms focus gentle pressure on aching posteriors, coaxing anxieties and stale muscle memories of '80s dance moves out with long, gliding motions. While stress slowly drowns in a sea of lotion, jittery noses are treated to the calming scents of flowers, herbs, and rainwater washing over a fluffy cinnamon roll. Proficient in eight types of massage—from Swedish to Swe-Thay and hot-stone—your therapist can add on a range of additional therapies to your session for $20 each.
A deep love of her work has kept licensed therapist Monica Gonda practicing bodywork for more than 14 years, and it is this positive energy that emanates from her fingertips during each session. In her repertoire of seven massage modalities, lomi lomi—loving hands in Hawaiian—stands out for its use of the forearms to send waves of relaxation into deep layers of muscle without attracting beach bums. Monica also practices a lymphatic-drainage technique that notably reduces swelling caused by fluid buildup in connective tissue. The most unique therapy is the crystal massages. A blend of body and energy work, warm semiprecious stones bathe acupressure points in soothing heat and redirect energy flows to achieve mental clarity or emotional well-being.
Monica awakens senses with organic tea and chocolates and can expand olfactory pleasure with her nuanced understanding of how geranium, lemongrass, and clare sage influence mood through sensory and monetary payoffs. Monica extends the reach of her goodwill by donating 5% of her profits to cancer research, an issue close to her heart because she practices oncology massage for lung-cancer patients.
12515 Orange Dr.
Davie, Florida 33330