Reflexologists believe the body is impacted by trigger points in the feet, which is why wearing boat shoes usually causes seasickness. Get your land legs back with this Groupon: for $39, you get a 40-minute therapeutic massage with a 20-minute herbal foot-reflexology session at Palace Herbal Spa (a $79 value). This Groupon is valid at Palace Herbal Spa's locations in Escondido, La Mesa, and Poway.
Palace Herbal Spa's founders and certified massage therapists May and Jone draw upon knowledge and traditional techniques accumulated during extensive training and experience in Asia. During the therapeutic massage, also known as acupressure table massage, a skilled muscle molder seeks to promote relaxation and overall wellness by considering ancient concepts of internal energy that allow patrons to discard external backpacks full of batteries. Long, gliding Swedish strokes seep into soft tissue to coax out tension and ease muscular miscreants into sublime submission. Staffers soak feet in a Tibetan herb bath during the reflexology session, which aims to correct bodily imbalances by focusing pressure on specific reflex points on the feet.
Sojourners into Palace Herbal Spa find themselves ensconced by paper privacy screens amid bamboo shoots, traditional Eastern art, and soothing lavender- and lime-hued walls. Clients relax in the Japanese shoji-style massage rooms surrounded by paper-globe lamps while quieting their minds or meditating on which Civil War general’s beard would make the softest loofah.
Palace Herbal Spa
Lots of massage centers incorporate Asian influences into their treatments, but Palace Herbal Spa was actually founded in Asia in the 1990s. It wasn't until 2008 that co-founders May and Jone brought the spa to the U.S., where they've found success by offering spa treatments with an Eastern sensibility. These treatments range from Chinese acupressure massages to Japanese aroma foot soaks. The spa's massage therapists can also perform traditional Western techniques, such as Swedish and deep-tissue.