Despite its name, the Swedish massage originated in Norway, thus making it only Swede-ish. Take advantage of a destressing semi-misnomer with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage at Peaceful Beginnings in Metairie (a $75 value).
A full-service spa, Peaceful Beginnings treats clients to an array of relaxing and rejuvenating services. Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique, uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. After a licensed massage therapist employs oils and lotions to moderate muscular tensions, clients emerge with a newfound sense of repose, looser limbs, and a spring in their step.
2601 N Hullen St.
Metairie, Louisiana 70005