The holiday season ushers in unwelcome guests, turkey-related tension, and awkward family dinners where no one is willing to put down their guns. Smooth away anxiety wrinkles from overserved abdomens with today’s Groupon to MassagEscape. Choose from the following services:
- For $39, you get a one-hour Swedish massage (an $80 value).
- For $49, you get a one-hour hot-stone or deep-tissue massage (a $100 value).
- For $59, you get an herbal reduction wrap (a $120 value).
MassagEscape’s three licensed massage therapists knead stress from the body using the techniques best suited to each client’s soul pod. Aromatherapy pleases nose holes, and the long flowing strokes and varied pressures of the Swedish massage soothe rigid body planks atop a heated table. The therapeutic deep-tissue rubdown addresses specific problem areas with intense pressure, and the hot-stone massage rests water-heated basalt stones on key body areas to melt stress and make the body’s climate inhospitable to caribou. The body wrap swathes clients in warm cotton wraps saturated with a special herbal solution that both hydrates and relaxes. The wrap works to detoxify and smooth bodies during a 45-minute session that ends when clients are disturbed from their rest by confused Egyptologists.
Though MassagEscape arose from humble beginnings—the spa began as a single treatment room shared by two therapists and a cardboard cutout of MacGyver—it was destined for greater things. An influx of customers quickly prompted the owners to transition into a larger facility with two treatment rooms and a team of five therapists at the ready. The staff offers a variety of massage services ranging from relaxing Swedish massage to Thai yoga massage, a rhythmic dance between therapist and client that blends yoga postures with assisted stretches.