For centuries, mankind has envied pizza dough and wondered how we too could be kneaded to relaxed, savory states without paying for the luxury of being escorted via wooden paddle to a Sicilian brick oven. Keep your mind at peace and your body unscorched with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a 60-minute Reiki session or a 60-minute Swedish massage (up to a $65 value) at Sophisticut Spa on Gravel Road in Webster.
Sophisticut Spa's talented team draws on alternative therapy techniques to treat the aches and anxieties of tired skeletal frames in an airy, open space of smooth wood floors and potted plants. The spa's Reiki practitioner harnesses the pure, high-wattage energy of life into his or her hands, and then places those hands either on or over the areas surrounding your body's chakras. All you have to do is relax and be open, and the energy will flow through you, assuming Darth Vader doesn't hurl your Reiki practitioner down the spa's reactor shaft. Similar to a dad's rationale for missing your Little League game, every treatment is different, but patients have reported experiencing tingly sensations, a pleasant heat or coolness, increased healing ability, and a blissful night's sleep afterward. The 60-minute Swedish massage, meanwhile, kneads out knots, picks the stress raisins out of your body-dough, and exiles tension to a small, windswept island in the Atlantic. Though their physical effects differ, both of Sophisticut Spa's relaxing treatments will clear your mind goo of sticky negativity.