Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a 60-minute full-body massage of your choice (a $65 value) with a Thai foot massage (a $15 value) or sugar foot scrub (a $15 value; an $80 total value) at Massage RX in Centerville.
The therapists at Massage RX specialize in six alternative massages, each designed to improve overall health and target specific problem areas. During the Ashiatsu massage, technicians dangle from overhead bars, using their feet to stretch and knead muscles with balanced, penetrating pressure. Similar to a Swedish massage—but without the use of oils or creams—the Ashi Thai massage employs elongating strokes and stretches to relieve tension. The bamboo-fusion massage, specially designed for treating shoulder pains, employs heated bamboo shoots to melt stress into moppable puddles and test the will power of any on-looking pandas.
After muscles are thoroughly mollified, stress sluggers focus on the feet with a 15-minute Thai foot massage that blends Chinese reflexology with Indian and Thai massage techniques. Alternatively, customers can opt for the sugar foot scrub to slough off dead skin and leave toes radiant and ready for emergency tea sweetening.