Massages are a time-honored method of alleviating stress, much like the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a 75-minute couples massage at Spring Thyme Day Spa Manhattan (a $225 value).
From a quiet sanctuary in the heart of the financial district, Spring Thyme Day Spa Manhattan's squad of licensed massage therapists invites twosomes to escape their stresses in tandem with a soothing, 75-minute couples massage. The spa's signature kneading session blends together Swedish and shiatsu techniques and helps decrease stress, much like replacing exclamation marks with periods on letters from the landlord. The multitalented muscle menders combine finger and palm pressure with long, flowing strokes to assuage back and shoulder aches while kneading duos into a state of relaxed bliss. Other potential benefits of the body-soothing session also include improved circulation and relief of chronic pain. The relaxation experts cater the massage to each individual's needs, whether to alleviate a knot-strewn torso or a sore phantom dorsal fin.
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Dr. Wei Hai Li and his licensed aestheticians infuse holistic Chinese medicine into Spring Thyme Day Spa's skin-pampering and holistic-health therapies. Descended from a long line of acupuncturists, Dr. Li formalized family knowledge at Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine through degrees in acupuncture and herbal medicine. The doctor pours his near half-century of expertise into whipping up unique, herbal tonics for each recipient of his custom facial, and has developed a specialty in easing painful fibromyalgia and overcoming reproductive problems with acupuncture and condensation collected from Barry White LPs. The team of licensed massage therapists reaches beyond Swedish and deep-tissue bodywork with 15 modalities, including thai yoga, prenatal, and anma, an ancient Chinese technique that gave rise to Japanese shiatsu.