The body stands up to gravity's bullying every day, while the mind and soul leisurely spend their time playing sudoku and filling up on chicken soup. Reward an overworked physique with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a one-hour massage (up to a $75 value) and 30-minute reflexology session (a $35 value) at Sacred Earth Healing Arts in Woonsocket (up to a $110 total value).
Led by reiki master and experienced massage therapist Becky LaRose, Sacred Earth Healing Arts destresses patrons with the intertwining modalities of massage and reflexology. Dorsal extremities can let go of stresses accrued from trying to out-bench-press corporate rivals with a deep-tissue, sports, or Swedish massage. During the 60-minute muscle maneuvering, therapists blanket backs in a variety of soothing strokes and aromatherapy products made in-house. For those opting for a reconstructive deep-tissue or sports massage, therapists provide a complimentary postural analysis and range-of-motion test to address issues that cause muscular pain.
Thirty minutes of a reflexology treatment seeks to rebalance guests' chi, prodding points on hands and feet to realign energy flows and create a body as healthy as a 1-mile swim through a pool of vitamin D milk. Located inside a repurposed mill building, the center's 11-foot ceiling and natural lighting infuse sessions with relaxing vibes that let the patron leave feeling renewed and refreshed.