Heat has long been hailed for its therapeutic qualities, which is why most doctors sleep in microwaves. Enjoy a taste of temperate therapy with today's Groupon: for $45, you get one month of unlimited sessions in a far-infrared sauna or jade massage bed at The Healing Joint in Scottsdale (a $99 value).
The Healing Joint's small staff and attentive co-owners tend to corporeal ailments with noninvasive services that include massage, acupuncture, and far-infrared technology. A subtle woodsy scent wafts through the antibacterial Aspen-wood construction of the far-infrared sauna, inside which patrons unwind amidst penetrating rays of therapeutic heat and negative ions. The session is intended to help clients scorch calories, eliminate bodily toxins, and sustainably power internal Easy-Bake Ovens. Loll aching backs into the cushiony folds of the jade massage bed, which harnesses energy from far-infrared heat strips and nine jade rollers to hasten circulation, relieve stiffness, and reduce inflammation caused by spines being used to strike matches. Clients can choose from three massage levels—smooth, shiatsu, or revitalize—and temper the 30- to 45-minute session with an optional softening pad.
The Healing Joint
In professional sports, elbows tear, knees pop, and backs give out, sidelining an athletic career in a matter of moments. Doctor of Chiropractic Rambod Derakhshani once helped world-class athletes get back on the field to play the sports they love. Now, Dr. D, as his patients know him, offers his chiropractic services at The Healing Joint, serving clients ranging from body builders and triathletes to regular 9-to-5ers. In his Oak Plaza office, Dr. D aims to spend ample time with each patient, employing spinal manipulation to help relieve bone and joint aches and more advanced Active Release Techniques to help heal injured muscles and tendons.