Giving yourself a massage, like throwing yourself a surprise birthday party or asking for your own hand in marriage, is a surefire disappointment. Leave kneading to the knowledgeable with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a one-hour Swedish massage from Carolyn Schmitz at Special Effects Salon & Spa in Marion (a $65 value).
Special Effects Salon & Spa's muscle soother mitigates pain with a roster of services rendered amid comforting, rich chocolate walls. Licensed massage therapist Carolyn Schmitz calibrates each massage session to her client's needs, whether the problem area includes stiff shoulders, a sore sacrum, or neck pain from watching intense games of Telephone. The long, slow strokes of a Swedish massage engender enough mental and physical relaxation to float into lucid dreams or wonder whether Freud ever tickled his patients during dreams within lucid dreams.
Carolyn Schmitz at Destination Massage & Spa
Carolyn Schmitz at Destination Massage & Spa practices massage therapy to complement the staff’s aesthetic services. She can soothe sore flexors and impart a sense of calm during sessions that take as long as a leisurely crabwalk from one end of Rhode Island to the other—60 or 90 minutes. If her clients want services to complement a relaxing massage, Carolyn can direct them to hairstylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists.
500 Marion Blvd.
Marion, Iowa 52302