Inaccessible to the hands, back musculature often falls prey to freeloading Kick Me signs and hitchhiking parrots. Liberate a beleaguered back with today's Groupon: for $35, you get an integrative massage at Spa Universaire (a $70 value).
Spa Universaire, featured in Allure magazine, houses a staff of experienced massage therapists who tackle tension in 10 culturally themed treatment rooms. The spa coordinator greets each guest with a tour of the facility, showcasing the fir and peppermint scents of the Rocky Mountain room, the aromatherapy steam in the rainforest steam room, and the songs of inhabitant toucans in the Caribbean room. During the 45-minute integrated massage, subdued lighting, aromatherapies, and a savvy muscle-smoother lull patrons into a relaxed reverie. The session combines the stress-relieving strokes of a Swedish massage with therapeutic deep-tissue pressure, creating a custom blend more calming than a self-actualized lamb. The tension-quelling facility also proffers complimentary steam rooms, hot aroma towels, herbal teas, and footbaths.