Archeologists determined that massage dates back more than 3,000 years after unearthing a softly lit cave chamber filled with scented candles and aromatherapy rocks. Experience the touch of history with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a choice of a 60-minute Swedish massage or deep-tissue massage at Pax Massage in Ipswich (an $89 value). Today's Groupon is for new clients only.
Pax Massage's anxiety assassins target and eliminate troublesome tension with a menu of services dedicated to the art of massage. Peruse the benefits of massage to determine which mollifying technique will best suit your bone sack. With a Swedish symphony of muscle mitigation, the skilled therapists drain away tension from body and mind. The gentle, firm strokes relieve stress by improving circulation, loosening limbs and joints, and invoking a heightened sense of protoplasmic awareness. To concentrate the relief of massage on the physical aspects of stress, opt for the deep-tissue massage. The targeted, therapeutic chirapsia concentrates on specific muscle groups that may be generating bodily botherations, such as stress, chronic pain, and knots of disgruntled muscle cells blockading the body's inner pathways.
The bright, airy interior lends Pax Massage an atmosphere of simplicity and tranquility. Clients are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before their appointment so there is ample time to speak with the therapist before treatment. A willingness to cultivate equilibrium between mind and body is encouraged—cell phones and Theremin-shredding kittens are prohibited.
Though Pax Massage offers a discount for Wellness Program members, the program requires a six month commitment or a $59 cancellation fee. Today's Groupon represents the best deal available.
Though massage can pamper and relax, Helena Hughes knows it can also heal. The owner and massage therapist at Pax Massage has believed in the power of touch ever since it brought peace to her terminally ill grandmother and her grieving mother. Massage provided her grandmother an hour to herself every week and raised her spirits. For her mother, “it was more of an emotional thing, of someone taking care of her for that hour.” After her grandmother passed way, Hughes returned to her job in PR but couldn’t muster much enthusiasm. “I kept going back to the fact that my grandmother and mother were able to get through this time with the help of a healing touch.” So, with the encouragement of her husband, Hughes decided to switch careers.
While her spa was being built, she took night-school classes in massage therapy and energy work. Now, she specializes in helping clients “who are going through a significant loss,” just as another therapist once helped her own family. Hughes observes that when people go through loss, they accrue tension in their neck and shoulders, which can lead to injuries and discomfort. “What I preach to all my clients is that it’s a choice to be in good health and to feel well, and I think that massage is very powerful in doing that for them,” she says. Hughes joins a team of massage therapists and an aesthetician to offer healing massages and skincare services. Clients can request male or female massage therapists.