Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with today’s Groupon to Urban Nirvana. Choose between the following options:
- For $44, you get a one-hour Thai massage (a $90.40 value, HST included).
- For $85, you get a one-hour Thai massage for couples (a $180.80 value, HST included).
Urban Nirvana's trained holistic practitioners relax bodies during Thai massages for both individuals and couples using techniques that are believed to date back more than 2,000 years. After filling out an intake form, clients remove their clothes and rocket boots before changing into a provided loose fitting cotton outfit and then relax on floor mats as mellifluous music and soothing sounds from a waterfall float toward ears. Without the use of oils, massage therapists wash feet with a warm cloth, and then dance their palms, forearms, elbows, knees, and feet across bodies in a rhythmic sequence that lulls stressed muscles into a peaceful, meditative state similar to a lingering hug with a cloud. Finally, skilled hands gently stretch limbs, manipulate muscles, and administer acupressure. Bodies can emerge with lower mental stress, increased range of motion, less tension, and reduced pain. After their massage, clients are free to take 15 to 20 minutes to return to a wakeful state, sip soothing tea, or whittle nesting dolls. Additional massage time and Thai Heat Therapy utilizing herbal compresses from Thailand can be added for an additional fee.
Thai massage—Urban Nirvana's marquee treatment—helps clients restore balance through a blend of techniques, including stretching muscles, triggering pressure points, and administering reflexology. At the start of each appointment, guests enter a private massage area and unwind before a skilled practitioner grapples overhead poles that allow him or her to walk across legs and back, while engaging hands, elbows, knees, and feet to relax tense muscles. In addition to offering unique Eastern-style massage techniques, Urban Nirvana houses a light-filled studio on the third floor, where clients empower themselves through yoga, meditation, and a variety of workshops. Couples and groups of up to four people at a time can be accommodated in the authentic Thai-inspired setting.
895 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario M4W 2H2