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 pounded into the shape of relaxation with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a 75-minute Bliss Balm massage-and-reflexology session at Peace in Practice in Beverly Hills (up to a $125 value).
Peace in Practice's certified yoga and massage therapist, Sara Zuboff, draws from her background in physical therapy to tailor individualized massage treatments designed to cultivate overall well-being. The Bliss Balm session commences with a one-hour Relaxation Nation massage, which blends the techniques of Swedish, deep-tissue, acupressure, and Thai stretching massages to coax stubborn sinews into relinquishing accumulated stress. After sufficiently softening muscles into the consistency of sunbathing Peeps, she'll strategically rub the feet during a 15-minute reflexology treatment that attempts to diminish botherations throughout the body via specific points in the soles. Afterwards, newly relaxed beings are sent home with complimentary body balm, as well as bath salts that they can use to season beef stews slow-cooked in their jacuzzis.
Peace in Practice Wellness
For years Sara Zuboff worked as a physical therapist, helping people recover from sickness and injury. Drawn to yoga for its ability to heal her patients physically and mentally, she eventually decided to create Peace in Practice to give . Now ensconced in an elegant new location, she's moved beyond just yoga, with services that span the spectrum of reenergizing relaxation. Facials and massage melt away muscle-bound tension with gliding strokes while reiki sessions imbue healing power into bodies' energy meridians. Lifestyle coaching helps patrons keep their poise in the outside world, with sessions that help participants learn to manage their stress and androids learn what to do once they figure out how to simulate stress.