Massage was developed by NASA to help astronauts cope with edgy Tang-induced sugar highs, lack of ESPN, and predatory aliens stowed in the hangar bay. Achieve its soothing effects outside the soul-crushing abyss of outer space with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a one-hour combination massage and reiki treatment at The Giving Tree of Massage & Reiki in Southampton (an $80 value). Licensed reiki practitioner Janna Thomas draws on traditional massage and holistic healing techniques as she kneads backs amid the arboreal knickknacks of The Giving Tree's cerulean-walled studio. Low lighting and soft music catalyze a tranquil mood as Thomas's soothing motions attempt to adjust clients' life energies and retune vertebrae until they ring like wooden xylophone keys. As profiled in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Thomas takes an intense interest finding new approaches to patients' comfort and holistic wellbeing.
The Giving Tree of Massage & Reiki
At The Giving Tree of Massage & Reiki, indoor amenities such as mood lighting and soothing music set minds at ease while the private studio’s decor takes its cues from the great outdoors. Cerulean walls and plentiful arboreal knickknacks evoke a relaxing forest scene more effectively than a landscape painting or a grizzly bear rummaging through the reception desk for honey. In this setting, licensed massage therapist and reiki practitioner Janna Thomas draws on traditional and holistic techniques to rid bodies of troublesome aches. Her deep-tissue massages help soothe sore muscles and detoxify the body, whereas reiki sessions strive to promote deep relaxation and pain relief with a Japanese style of energy healing.