Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a deep tissue or Swedish massage, foot scrub, mask, and an aromatherapy session at Peace Through Massage (up to a $104 value).
The licensed massage therapist at Peace Through Massage cossets the entire bone-cage with a slew of tension-expelling services. The one-hour Swedish massage (a $59 value) uses gentle, firm pressure to combat muscle tension and anxiety, while the one-hour deep tissue massage (a $69 value) adds more intense pressure to the soothing strokes of a Swedish massage, targeting hard-to-reach tissues and coaxing bodies into revealing the secret location of their spare toes. The professional stress-remover adjusts each treatment based on clients' particular problem spots, creating a relaxation vacation that alleviates specific areas of pain and tension. Follow the back-bolstering massage with an exfoliating foot scrub and mask (a $25 value). During the aromatherapy session (a $7–$10 value), comforting scents swirl through the air like an origami bird in the path of an industrial fan.
Indoor plants and hanging wall art create a homey, relaxed atmosphere in which to banish stress. Showers and towels are available after patrons finish unwinding, although fashioning a superhero cape out of the complimentary towels may result in being hauled away by the government for an analysis of your powers.
Peace Through Massage
To Shannon Edwards-Moore, a massage isn’t only a relaxing experience—it’s also a chance to leave her satisfied clients feeling balanced in body, mind, and soul. In addition to calming Swedish massages, which she especially recommends for those new to massage, Shannon targets tension and knots with more intense pressure during deep-tissue sessions.
Add-ons take the relaxation even deeper as Shannon applies hot stones, fills the room with tranquil aromatherapy, or treats faces to scrubs, masks, and hot towels. Tucked inside the Alamo Family Fitness Center, her private massage room is awash in ocean blues and soft yellows.