Like a recharged cell phone, a recharged body is less likely to interrupt a piano recital with obnoxious beeping or turn itself off midconversation. Charge your bodily battery with today's Groupon: for $150, you get a couples organic spa package at Stonehaven Massage & Spa in Mooresville (a $299.99 value).
The licensed muscle manipulators at Stonehaven Massage & Spa foster back-based bliss with pampering sessions that incorporate multiple aromatic oils. After couples settle into a private treatment room, mists of bitter-orange-blossom water splash against their skin before a lavender body scrub smoothes epidermal expanses. A toasty cocoon wrap then assuages creaky joints, making guests as comfortable as possible while infusing them with that new-body smell. Afterward, the massage therapist resuscitates rigid limbs and muscles with long, flowing effleurage strokes and hints of lavender to boost circulation and encourage healing. During the 120-minute tension-taming treatment, duos can clear their minds with the calming touch of a scalp and foot massage. A hot-stone treatment then sends warm basalt stones gliding across pooled tension, tracing muscles in conjunction with calculated strokes and rescuing ligaments that have been buried beneath an avalanche of stress 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.