Like a cell phone, a recharged body is less likely to interrupt a piano recital with obnoxious beeping or turn itself off mid-conversation. Ensure a fully charged bodily battery with today's Groupon: for $65, you get an 80-minute hot-stone massage at Stonehaven Massage & Spa in Hickory (a $135 value).
The professional muscle manipulators at Stonehaven Massage & Spa foster back-based bliss with invigorative pampering sessions. Upon arrival, mists of all-natural floral Neroli Water enwrap skin, feet are kneaded with alpine essences, and toasty lavender-infused towels get draped across joints, making clients as comfortable as possible while infusing them with that new-body smell. The therapist then goes to work resuscitating rigid limbs and muscles with long, flowing movements to boost circulation and encourage healing. During the tension-taming treatment, clients can clear their minds while breathing in their choice of two organic aromatherapy oils, as well as two massage oils, invigorating the senses from the outside in and the inside out. To further the stress shakedown, hot, soothing, basalt stones are also applied to the sapped soul sack, tracing the muscles in conjunction with the therapists' trained hands, rescuing ligaments buried beneath an avalanche of tension and overdue library books.
Stonehaven Massage & Spa
After being laid off from his engineering job, Nelson Berry decided to open Stonehaven Massage & Spa. Now, more than two years later, Berry presides over a Stonehaven location that is as luxurious to lounge in as a private jet parked in a giant jacuzzi. In the stonework lobby, flowers cluster around mirrors and pitchers of lemon water. Murals of waterfalls and oceans signal the themes of each treatment room, where clients can relax during massage modalities ranging from traditional Swedish to deep tissue massage. From there, aestheticians can take over with facials or waxing services.