Rocks have been proven to contain a host of stress-relieving properties, which explains the calm nature of most geologists and why riverbeds have so little honking during the salmon's annual migratory traffic jams. Experience the therapeutic possibilities of river-skippers with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a 30-minute, hot-stone deep-tissue massage (a $75 value), aromatherapy and thermotherapy for the hands and feet (a $35 value), 10-minute hand and 10-minute foot reflexology treatments ($25 value each), and a scalp massage (a $25 value) at The Whole You Spa in Riverdale (a $185 total value). Upgrades are available for some of the services for additional fees upon redemption.
The Whole You Spa's pamperteers send bodies on the path to well being through a variety of services and all-natural products. Licensed massage mavens begin the stress-subduing session by warming smooth lava stones in a balmy saltwater bath before placing each upon a number of strategic points along the body. The penetrating heat and massage techniques combine to thaw tension from stressful workdays and tiring rickshaw commutes. An aromatherapy and thermotherapy treatment tickles the senses and moisturizes eager extremities, and a pressure-point reflexology massage stimulates points on the hands and feet to help relieve corresponding troubles throughout the body. Finally, a scalp massage calms harried heads to enable smooth fittings for designer ski masks.
The Whole You Spa
At The Whole You Spa, a team of state-licensed practitioners implement beauty and wellness treatments inspired by therapies from around the world. Parisian Decléor skin products blended from natural essential oils fuel a selection of European facials, each of which is specialized to target issues such as dehydration, hyper-pigmentation problems, or blemishes. Massage therapists manipulate muscles with techniques such as Swedish-relax, deep-tissue, sports, shiatsu, medical, pre-natal, and others. A Master of Oriental Medicine unblocks spiritual tension with strategically placed acupuncture needles and passive-aggressive post-it notes.