Humans have always mined the earth for relaxation aids, crushing grapes for red wine, boiling mud for body wraps, and raking deserts into life-size Zen gardens. De-stress the easier way with today's Groupon to Zen Massage Spa in Santa Fe. Choose between the following options:
• For $22, you get a 30-minute reflexology foot massage (up to a $44 value).
• For $65, you get a 30-minute acupressure or Swedish massage (up to a $79.99 value) and a one-hour floatation session (up to an $85.99 value; up to a $165.98 total value).
The skilled staff at Zen Massage Spa, a bastion of traditional Chinese massage methods, specializes in soothing bodies and settling minds. During the 30-minute reflexology treatment, kneaders pressurize specific regions of arches and toes, relieving tension, balancing energy, and unlocking doors to long-forgotten algebra formulas. The acupressure massage similarly presses key muscle-buttons to dial into overall bodily ease, aiming to improve circulation and fortify immune systems, and the Swedish massage sweeps away tension with long strokes. Post-massage, soothed bodies climb into an enclosed, gently lit pool for an hour of calm floating that seeks to reduce stress, pain, and high blood pressure. Recline limbs on a hammock of warm epsom-salt water and listen to CDs or lapping waves as muscles and daydream receptors enter a relaxing mode akin to sleeping on a cloud above another cloud.