Massage therapy is among the best ways to achieve relaxation, on a par with listening to actor Ed Harris chant in whale song. Sink into serenity with today’s Groupon to Spa J’Adore. Choose from the following options:
- For $45, you get one 60-minute massage (a $90 value).<p>
- For $135, you get three 60-minute massages (a $270 value).<p>
- For $240, you get a seven-massage package (a $670 total value) that includes the following items:
- Six 60-minute massages, choosing from Swedish, sports, deep-tissue, shiatsu, and pregnancy modalities (a $540 value)
- One 90-minute hot-stone massage (a $130 value)<p>
Spa J’Adore’s healers weave European and Eastern massage techniques into customized 60-minute massages conducted amid exposed brick and natural light. Cozy treatment beds comfort patrons during Swedish massages, which incorporate five flowing strokes to ease pain and stiffness while stimulating circulation and melting stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. Therapists investigate soft tissue for abnormalities that foreshadow injury before beginning sports massages that aim to enhance athletic performance with strokes targeted at hardworking limbs. Deep-tissue kneads attempt to combat chronic pangs caused by injuries, playing sports such as basketball, and entering homes by climbing down chimneys.
Patrons remain fully clothed during Japanese shiatsu sessions, which combine firm pushes and stretching to relieve tension and restore a youthful vigor. Mother and baby alike benefit physiologically and emotionally from pregnancy massages and during 90-minute hot-stone massages, rocks rounded by the ebb and flow of river tides deliver a comfortable warmth that will drain away tension and bring your muscles to optimal stress-exorcism temperature.
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.
San Francisco, California 94102