For centuries mankind has envied pizza dough and wondered how we too could be kneaded to relaxed, savory states without paying for the luxury of being escorted via wooden paddle to a Sicilian brick oven. Be rolled into the shape of relaxation with today's Groupon: for $45, you get your choice of a one-hour massage at Origins Thai Spa in Herndon (a $90 value).
The adroit hands at Origins Thai Spa combine the easing strokes of Western massage with the rigor of Eastern techniques to best muscular stress and fatigue. For one hour of bliss, eviscerate aches with your choice of one of five bodywork methods to de-kink interior exoskeletons. In a traditional Thai massage, the massage therapist uses hands and hoofs to relieve strained muscles, breaking the dams along the body’s major energy channels with carefully delivered acupressure. The Thai-Euro massage, also known as a Swedish massage, combines special oils and five different strokes to improve blood circulation and is an ideal choice for the first-time massagee. The tingly Indian head massage ensconces the head and scalp with warn coconut oil, helping to battle headaches and ease insomnia, and the full-body maternity massage alleviates the pain and discomfort derived from the miracle of life. Reflexology massage focuses on the feet, kneading pressure points that send ripples of energetic stimulation throughout the body to promote all over well-being.
Origins Thai Spa
On their quest to help their clients achieve good health, the therapists at Origins Thai Spa deploy a careful blend of 14 Eastern and Western massage techniques. Most of their practice revolves around Thai massage, which combines deep stretching and acupressure with pressure from the therapist’s elbows, knees, and feet to activate the body's 10 major energy channels. Alternatively, Eastern-inspired ayurvedic massage uses three different oils to trigger the three doshas, or the body's three main energy pathways. During the four-hands couples massage, two therapists work on one client at the same time, using four hands to help improve circulation, promote relaxation, and inspire as many as eight high-fives.