The spine often abuses its position as the only pathway for communication between the body and the brain, inventing imaginary backaches and rumors about its nemesis, the spleen. Keep sneaky spines in check with today's Groupon: for $42, you get a signature massage at Serendipity Massage in Fort Mill (a $100 value).
Serendipity Massage's licensed massage therapists rejuvenate clients with hot towels and aromatherapy scents during 70-minute signature-massage sessions. First, feet soak in a signature blend of salts, water, and oil for 10 minutes, or until they can be convinced to stop constantly tap-dancing. As noses bask in a soothing aromatherapy treatment, the therapist blends essential oils into lotion and massages the concoction into sore or previously cranky muscles for a full hour. Sessions conclude with a hot-towel treatment that leaves clients relaxed, de-stressed, and at a loss as to why they've been storing towels in the freezer all this time.
After years of working at a high-pressure job, which often left her physically and emotionally drained, Fawn Cook knew she needed to get out. She wanted to keep her stress levels under control and help others do the same, so she decided to leave the corporate world to pursue massage therapy—a decision that eventually led her to open Serendipity Massage in 2010. Alongside her team of massage therapists, Fawn works to rejuvenate her clients through custom massages, reflexology, and detoxifying body treatments that employ mud, algae, and promises of treats to draw out impurities. The menu of add-ons enhances the already-decadent treatments with aromatherapy, a scalp and neck massage, or citrus body polish.