In addition to the humiliation of being buried by dogs and dug up by science teachers, skeletons are ornery because they lack the musculature necessary to get massaged. Avoid taking your skin for granted with today's Groupon: for $50, you get your choice of a Himalayan salt-stone massage or an aromatherapy massage, plus hand and foot acupressure therapy and a Chi mineral-lamp treatment, at the Phoenix Massage Therapy School's northwest or southwest locations (a $130 value).
Established in 1986, Phoenix Massage Therapy School trains the muscle mollifiers and skin satisfiers of tomorrow. Bodies weary from long shifts spent manning the phones at the disappointment factory can relax with the 75-minute Himalayan salt-stone massage, which refreshes tense skins with warm rocks rich in sodium particles (a $60 value). Those who opt for the aromatherapy massage can infuse nostrils with sedating, tonifying, or chocolate essence lotions for a luxurious scent experience (a $60 value).
While bodies are expertly kneaded and leavened, a mineral lamp casts a geological cocktail of warm, infrared rays to help relax muscle tension. The corporeal coddling concludes with an acupressure treatment, which delves into balance points on the hands and feet to help realign unbalanced energy and restore the body's elliptical orbit.
Tranquil Waters Spa
Tranquil Waters Spa combines the refreshing powers of a day spa with the healing prowess of a wellness center to create a haven of whole body well-being. Specialists keep exteriors shiny and new with aesthetic treatments that range from traditional facials and AHA chemical peels to aromatherapy and bath-salt treatments. Resident therapist Dr. Lew Huff flaunts holistic regimens focused on treating the root cause of ailments and not just their symptoms through painless acupuncture, chiropractic care, hypnotherapy, and nutritional counseling. A multidisciplinary assessment can also help determine the path to wellness as a slew of specialists—such as acupuncturists, structural therapists, and aromatherapists—heal from every angle like a Neosporin hot tub. Meanwhile, the Phoenix Massage Therapy School in Houston unleashes its students inside the spa to learn a range of massage modalities, as its interns—all of whom have completed at least half the hours required to become professional spa experts—bring their newly acquired skills to the treatment table.