Massage was developed by NASA to help astronauts cope with edgy Tang-induced sugar highs, lack of ESPN, and predatory aliens stowed away in the hangar bay. Achieve its soothing effects outside the soul-crushing abyss of outer space with today’s deal: for $30, you get one of four massage styles at Sparadise Thai Spa on La Brea Avenue or Hollywood Boulevard. Redeem your Groupon for any of the following treatments:
- 60-minute aroma oil body treatment (a $50 value)
- 60-minute traditional Thai yoga (a $55 value)
- 60-minute deep-tissue therapy (a $55 value)
- 60-minute combination massage (a $55 value)
The hour-long aroma oil body treatment stimulates the senses and undamages tissues with the scented assistance of sweet almond lemongrass or grapeseed eucalyptus oils. While the olfactory system dances, gentle stretches, strokes, and Swedish massage techniques bring a sense of touch to the table. During the traditional Thai yoga treatment, massage therapists utilize hands, thumbs, elbows, and telepathy to stretch and compress the body’s energy lines to lubricate joints and improve circulation. Deep-tissue therapy burrows beneath the top layers of flexible tissue, infiltrating deep veins of muscular gold with tension relieving kneads. This technique enhances physical performance, reduces stress, prevents injuries, and creates better spellers. The culmination option of this variety pack is the combo massage, which is essentially a trail mix of the aforementioned, with ingredients of Thai yoga, deep-tissue therapy, and Swedish massage.
Sparadise is still in its first year, but its therapists somehow manage to administer 60 massages every day before even waking up. Inside the tranquil and modern Thai establishment, soft lighting, curtain dividers, and smooth wooden floors create an atmosphere of ecstatic relaxation. The soothing environment helps to loosen the tensest of shoulders and untie the most confusing of muscle knots.
Yelpers give Sparadise Thai Massage a perfect five-star average: > * I first tried this place when Groupon offered a deal, $30 for one hr massage. Now I wish I had bought more if it was allowed. I’ve been back since my initial visit and still find it worthwhile for $55/hr session. It’s cleaner than other Thai massage establishments and they really know how to get your knots out. – matty c. > * I heard about this place through Groupon as well, and purchased it for my husband and I. After a long road trip, a great massage would be the treat for both of us. Boy! Am I glad we had our massage. – JAM J.
Sparadise La Brea
A giant Buddha head greets every visitor to Sparadise La Brea, his wise eyes illuminated by flickering candlelight as a fountain babbles and simple greenery grows silently around him. This tranquil scene sets the mood for the entire spa, whose mission—much like the Buddha's—is to encourage visitors to reach a Zen-like state free from stress and physical pain.
The staff members work towards this goal with a slate of massage modalities and other relaxing treatments. Gentle Swedish strokes soothe surface tension with the help of warm almond, lemongrass, or eucalyptus massage oils, Thai yoga uses stretches, compressions, and gentle rocking to improve circulation and flexibility while also targeting acupressure points, and water-heated stones allow warmth to radiate and loosen taut muscles. With an emphasis on total-body relaxation, the Thai herbal foot spa includes a fragrant soak of herbs, oils, and teas that leaves the feet and legs as tension-free as a suspension bridge on the Moon.