While screaming is an excellent way to attract attention to a fire or announce newly stubbed toes to the world, it usually does little to ward off stress or relieve back pain. Calm coiled nerves without waking the neighbors with today’s Groupon: for $32, you get $65 worth of massage and bodywork service at Mystik Butterfly.
Lisa Mayhugh’s phalanges relieve tension and improve mobility through a range of therapeutic, clinical, and specialty massages. Mayhugh, who has a master of physical therapy degree, tenderizes petrified muscles during 60-minute marathons of Swedish, deep-tissue, or pregnancy massage ($65). Basalt hot-stone massages ($110 for 90 minutes) treat cold-blooded bodies to much-needed earthy warmth, and partners can team up to defend against stress invasions with a couples massage ($130 for 60 minutes). To tackle all of the body’s problems, a session of clinical bodywork—a holistic, hands-on approach for calming the mind, body, and spirit worlds—can banish tension, accumulated stress, and evil twin spirits ($50 for 60 minutes). A 30- to 40-minute reflexology session ($25) introduces newcomers to the codependent relationship among the hands, head, and feet. Located in the Terradyne Country Club, Mystik Butterfly helps visitors improve mobility, conquer stress, ease pain, and relax.