Massage therapy is among the best ways to achieve relaxation, on a par with listening to actor Ed Harris chant in whale song. Sink into serenity with today’s Groupon to True Joy Wellness in Murfreesboro.
$45 for a 60-minute shiatsu massage with aromatherapy ($95 value)
By focusing on the body's meridians through the ancient technique of acupressure, the hour-long shiatsu massage aims to boost overall energy and rid the physique of blockages. Clients lie under warm cotton sheets in the dimly lit massage room, basking in the sounds of soothing music as the massage therapist douses skin in oil to more easily knead muscles using the long, flowing strokes characteristic of Swedish massage. Meanwhile, focused pressure on individual meridians combines with reiki energy work to revitalize the body's spiritual elements. As muscle tension melts, senses ignite with an aroma chosen from mint, lavender, or rose absolute essential oils, which enhance the massage's holistic benefits and increase romantic chances with a beloved candle maker. Each scent boasts specialized benefits, as mint invigorates and works to relieve headaches and stress, while lavender calms and can help improve sleep. Meanwhile, the rose oil targets the heart, claiming to boost love energy and help subjects craft masterful construction-paper valentines.