Mollifying hot stones can counterbalance the discomfort caused by less relaxing sediment devices, such as iron lungs and magma teeth fillings. Benefit from geothermal ingenuity with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 90-minute hot-stone massage at Massage One Spa in Escondido or Poway (a $105.99 value).
The experienced therapists at Massage One Spa destress bodies with relaxing massage modalities enacted in comfortable, private rooms. Like the raisins on a peanut-buttered celery stick, hot stones dot the backs of reposing clients during the 90-minute hot-stone massage, which uses the precise alignment of warm slabs to alleviate tense musculature. With both male and female therapists on hand, each massage ensures optimal comfort and doesn’t preclude hands-on treatment for time-sucking informational forms, pre-massage evaluations, or Magic Eye posters. Muted yellows and greens welcome guests into Massage One Spa's clean, modern aesthetic, where bamboo-lined walls pave the way to the private massage rooms accented with rich arrases and crisp white sheets.
Massage One Spa
One of the things that distinguishes Massage One Spa is its space; the 3,000-square-foot facility is replete with private massage rooms for individuals and couples, separate facial and nail-treatment rooms, and even a designated tranquility room. Inside the massage rooms, five types of strokes launch from therapists' wrists, from the intense, therapeutic manipulations of the deep-tissue technique to the injury-prevention methods of sports massage. Reflexology, an ancient Chinese technique of targeting pressure points in the feet and hands, dominates the eastern massage, which takes place not on a massage table but in an oversize recliner so that clients can make sure no wise guys are surreptitiously writing gullible on the ceiling. Unlike at some centers, Massage One’s therapists perform each service for the full amount of time stated and never dock minutes for a pre-massage discussion or the client’s uncloaking.