Without spas, terrycloth bathrobes would have to make ends meet by taking part-time jobs as car-wash rags and Muppets. Help keep bathwear gainfully employed with today's Groupon to Relax at the Veranda in Old Hickory. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a 60-minute relaxation or deep-tissue massage (up to a $70 value).
- For $45, you get a 90-minute relaxation or deep-tissue massage (up to a $100 value).
Relax at the Veranda's trained massage therapists soothe aching musculature with Swedish relaxation and deep-tissue massage. For 60 or 90 minutes, experienced body mollifiers tailor therapeutic massage modalities to clients' specific needs. The soothing, circulation-promoting strokes of relaxation massage lull the mind to tranquility and give muscles repetitive doses of light pressure. Deep-tissue modalities target problem spots and knots with stronger pressure, pinpoint muscle manipulation, and having muscles role-play as bread dough.
Rel@x by Carolyn
Some bartenders double as confidants, listening to a litany of customers' troubles as they pour drinks. Carolyn Trumm was one of these bartenders until, deciding she'd rather work in the daytime, became a licensed massage therapist to help relieve stress without pouring spirits. Trumm relishes deep-tissue work, as it most quickly relieves the most chronic muscle pain, and she savors the gratification that comes from seeing clients leave feeling unburdened and finally able to shrug each shoulder independently.
In her nook in the back of Angie and Co Salon and Day Spa, Carolyn loosens knotted muscles with Biolage lotions as well as oils made by a local merchant. Shades of midnight blue and gemstones, along with hand-painted peacock feathers, grace the walls, and the room is dimly lit with candles from local purveyor Ates Candles, which Carolyn also offers for purchase. All this is set to a soundtrack Carolyn likes to call "ocean rock"—the sounds of waves set to instrumental music with a rock flavor, mixed with the distant humming of lobster choirs.