Dim light softly permeates a space scented with lavender and chamomile.

Firm hands stroke oiled skin and the sounds of running water and chirping birds fill the room. A lightly scented eye pillow, filled with lentils, molds itself to a relaxed face as Angie Anderson, massage therapist, focuses her attention on the client lying on her massage table, draped in a blanket and sheet.

This oasis of calm is typical of a massage atmosphere. What makes parts of this massage unique is its intent.

Anderson’s business … started offering “hangover massages” in March.

The Free Press, Mankato, Minnesota, April 15, 2010