There are massages and then there are massages. When you’ve had a long week and your muscles feel just about as supple as a piece of concrete you want a massage that is going to relax you as well as nurture your need to be spoiled — just a little bit. No worries! There are plenty of places to get a massage that is so amazing you’ll think magic must be involved.
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If you believe in the old adage, the more the merrier, Exhale Spa has a massage for you. The Four Handed Massage consists of not one but two massage therapists use their hands to continuously massage your muscles into purring submission. You can even have them add shea butter to soften your skin to silky perfection .
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Hiatus Spa has several massages to choose from but for the super-stressed the only words that need to be spoken are, Stress Fix Massage, please.
You’ll be kneaded and rubbed until your body turns to warm, liquid gold with a combined Swedish and deep tissue massage technique. A stress relieving blend of lavender, lavandin, and clary sage soaks into and softens your body while the aroma reduces stress and promotes optimism. Reflexology and acupressure ensure that each cell in your being is comforted and relaxed. A guided meditation leads you to a calmer place and rejuvenates your mind and emotions.
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Omni Hotel’s Mokara Spa is a haven of relaxation. They offer a variety of massages for the weary but their custom blended honey mandarin massage is the sweetest way to relax imaginable. You’ll get an hour long Swedish massage with some light stretching as a fragrant honey scented, warm oil is rubbed into your tense muscles. When you are done you’ll be relaxed, soft to touch, and smell amazing. Hurry for this one — it’s only available until the end of August.
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When you are looking for a quick fix you can find an abbreviated, but oh-so-relaxing, half hour massage with aromatherapy at Pure Spa. They have deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, and cold stone massage therapies to handle any time limit or massage need that you might have. Once you are done, if you have some extra time, sip wine in the jacuzzi or enjoy the healing atmosphere in the eucalyptus steam room.
Spa at the Crescent
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It can be difficult to decide on just the right massage but The Spa at the Crescent’s Signature Massage is right for just about everyone. You’ll choose an essential oil blend and then consult with the therapist about your individual needs. Your therapist will use massage techniques, including deep tissue massage, customized just for you. It’s 50 minutes of heaven.