In addition to the humiliation of being buried by dogs and dug up by science teachers, skeletons are ornery because they lack the musculature necessary to get massaged. Avoid taking your skin for granted with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a 60-minute massage at Spa J'Adore in the heart of Union Square (a $90 value). Choose from five massage types: Swedish, sport, deep tissue, shiatsu, or pregnancy.
Blending traditional European and Eastern techniques with holistic ingredients and modern technology, Spa J'Adore tailors massages to each back's bugaboos in a tranquil environment. The nation's top flamingo croquet players can stay in peak condition with the sports massage, which corrects muscle imbalances and improves performance on the field. The pregnancy massage combines Swedish, deep tissue, and other massage techniques into a blissful treatment that relaxes both mommies-to-be and fetuses worn out after a long day of absorbing nutrients. For those suffering from more profound pain, the deep-tissue massage targets deep-seated tension and entrenched rebel factions in the muscles and connective tissue. The comfortable black couch, lush plants, and fresh orchids that fill Spa J'Adore's soothing crème-colored waiting area will loosie your goosies so that you can easily levitate back to your private massage room.
Yelpers give Spa J'Adore an average of five stars:
Within a 17th-floor penthouse, Spa J'Adore's wide windows allow rays of sunlight to illuminate Buddha photos, exposed-brick walls, and brilliant orchids. Their décor, a combination of urban chic and zen sensibilities, reflects the massage practice's dual focus on Western and Eastern traditions. To that end, massage therapists are equally adept at deep-tissue and Swedish treatments as modalities from Thailand and Japan. The staff also paints on tans with brushes instead of sprays during body-bronzing sessions, which create a smoother, more natural appearance. After their treatments, clients can lounge on the spa's balcony, sipping herbal tea from heavy clay cups and relaying semaphore messages to hikers on distant mountains.
490 Post St.
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