When preparing for hot-stone massages, therapists pick out the smoothest river stones for placement on tense muscles and the most misshapen ones for throwing off the bridge later. Keep your aura in working order with today’s Groupon to The New You. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a 60-minute hot-stone fitness massage (a $70 value).
- For $45, you get a 90-minute hot-stone fitness massage (a $90 value).<p>
The New You’s owner and health coach Mary Ellen Graham combines the techniques of hot-stone and fitness massages in 60- and 90-minute treatments. For about 10 minutes, a fitness machine vibrates away muscle stiffness and aims to boost metabolism, phase out cellulite, and increase muscle elasticity. Next, hands apply hot stones to specific body coordinates, allowing radiant heat to seep into muscles like hot sauce into cheesecake, easing aches and aiming to improve circulation. Heat expands blood vessels, assuages nerves, and may ease symptoms of insomnia and arthritis. Therapists may recalibrate body vibes using additional modalities such as reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, and tuning forks.