Bodies that are properly cared for perform better, which explains why most Olympic records are held by reanimated mummies. Go for the pharaoh's gold with today’s Groupon: for $65, you get a 60-minute peppermint massage at Westlake Wellbeing (a $135 value). Other scents are also available to customers besides peppermint.
Westlake Wellbeing's licensed massage therapists draw upon extensive experience while guests relax amid meditation bowls and handmade artwork illumined by natural light. Soothing massage strokes glide across backs on a swell of organic Naturopathica peppermint body balm, loosening muscle knots as the balm hydrates skin. The massage boosts circulation and causes toxins to surf away from muscles on the waves of the eager lymphatic system. An exfoliating sugar scrub burnishes calluses on the feet as a heat treatment warms toes, instep arches, and messenger's wings folded into ankles. After the massage, which takes up all 60 minutes of one regulation-length hour, therapists blanket backs and necks in herbal steamed towels to help eradicate lingering muscle tension. Clients can request alternate scents or oils for the massage if the smell of peppermint calls forth unpleasant memories of embarrassing Candy Land defeats.
A massage therapist for almost 20 years, Sharmin Finn opened her small wellness center with a team of experienced therapists with the goal of fostering full-body wellness and what she calls “unrushed deep relaxation.” Westlake Wellbeing, a certified woman-owned business, carries out a long list of massages and spa treatments with the help of organic, botanically based skincare products and a highly experienced staff. Westlake Wellbeing’s decor enhances clients' sensory experience. Each room welcomes guests with soothing streams of natural light and wooded views—all in a relaxing, spa-like setting. A small boutique displays jewelry, gifts and collectibles from around the world.