Muscles give bodies the ability to move, without which humans would be indistinguishable from their wax clones. Reward your human matter with today's Groupon to Saving Face Skin Care and Massage in Oviedo. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage (a $70 value).
- For $42, you get a 75-minute Swedish massage (an $85 value).
- For $52, you get a 60-minute hot-stone massage (a $105 value).
- For $67, you get a 75-minute hot-stone massage (a $135 value).
The licensed massage therapist at Saving Face rescues achy muscles with a menu of muscle-mollification options to promote relaxation and stimulate the release of smile-inducing endorphins. During the Swedish massage, hot, moist towels urge muscles to release tension while firm hands impart soothing strokes, customizing pressure to client preferences or mini-golf handicaps. The full-body massage shares relaxing incantations with legs and feet, arms and hands, and the face and head, any of which can be traded out for more time spent on problem areas, such as cricked necks or knotted-up cat's cradles. Hot stones settle onto problem areas such as along the spine. Heat penetrates the muscles to pull up entrenched tension at the roots. The therapist's sure hands target tight areas with their fingers, the stones themselves, and pointed insults.
Cocoa-colored walls and soothing music envelop souls in stress-subduing warmth, and lavender oil infuses rooms with its soft scent. The spa leaves plenty of time between appointments for patrons to linger on the table before getting up to experience a life of lessened stress while waiting in line or arguing with a red-light camera.
Origin Stories: Good Vibrations
Mary Lou Boyle once owned the first beauty salon in Oviedo, which she parlayed into a producing position for how-to shows on PBS before returning to the spa space. Her favorite part of the job is when her soothing manipulations elicit audible exhalations of gratitude: one pregnant woman was in such extraordinary pain after spending all day working on her feet that Mary Lou’s relief to her lower back brought them both to the verge of tears. A natural conversationalist, Mary Lou likes to wind down from work with a little John Grisham or James Patterson.
Saving Face and Body
Whereas most people enjoy retirement by relaxing, Mary Lou Boyle has enjoyed hers by helping others relax. By transitioning from her radio job to her current role at Saving Face and Body, Boyle returned to her original career path: More than three decades ago, she opened and operated one of Oviedo’s first full-service salons. Years later, she garnered more experience as a cosmetologist at an upscale salon, where she also delved into aesthetics. Boyle left for a stint in media and, after retirement in 2008, opened Saving Face. Now, equipped with years of experience and a license in massage therapy, she along with a team of therapists relieves pain and tension through massage therapy and rejuvenates skin with a collection of facials.