Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with today’s Groupon: for $33, you get a 60-minute massage with aromatherapy and a glass of wine at Whole Health Medical Massage (a $90 value).
With more than 15 years' experience manipulating pressure points, Whole Health Medical Massage stacks the deck with a multitude of therapy techniques to ease aches and anxiety. Clients can choose from an array of one-hour massages, which an experienced therapist tailors to meet individual needs. Swedish massage melts tension and leaves muscles relaxed using long, flowing strokes. A therapist stretches the fascia, a layer of tissue surrounding muscles, during a myofascial massage, which increases circulation, reduces inflammation, and may help relieve pain and bolster a patient's range of motion. Working out kinks with deep-tissue work and myofascial release, a deep-tissue session targets problem areas and may leave clients sore afterward, like playing dominoes on a seesaw. In addition to getting me-time for muscles, Whole Health invites guests to choose an aromatherapy fragrance to appease the senses during their service. A complimentary glass of wine tops off the event, restoring your body to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed.
Whole Health Therapeutic Spa
In addition to 14 years' experience in alternative and holistic practices, seasoned therapist Michael Candelaria has received 1,000 hours of training in 18 different wellness specialties, including reflexology, acupressure, and Chinese medicine. With services such as Swedish massage, myofascial release, aromatherapy, and hot-stone treatment, he and his staff take the mind to a blissfully whited-out plane where it's free to bob up and down like a Q-tip buoy in a sea of cotton balls.