The manliest massage is bacon scented

A bacon-scented massage may sound like a joke, and it was at first for Anthea Kranovich, owner of Indigo Fountain Therapeutic Massage. But now they are available at her Silverdale practice.

"My mom came up with it. She was joking, but I ran with it," Kranovich said.

A one hour deep tissue bacon-scented massage is on the menu at Indigo Fountain through the end of the month. Kranovich has dubbed it "the manliest massage ever."

The bacon themed muscle therapy includes a discount for a bacon cheeseburger at McClouds Bar and Grill.

"It's something different from lavender all the time," said Kranovich. The licensed massage practitioner who has been in business four years said lavender is most commonly used in massages because it's known to be a relaxing scent.

People will leave the bacon-scented massage session smelling no more like bacon than they would if lavender were being used, she said adding that the scent dissipates.

Her mother, Jacqueline Kranovich, said they were talking about possible holiday specials for Indigo Fountain and she thought of bacon because it's "good for everything."

The idea for bacon also stems from Jacqueline Kranovich and her husband's affinity for a late-night bacon sandwich.

"That's how the whole bacon bit came about," she said. "We have an odd sense of humor."

Michelle Mendoza, of Kingston, recently purchased a gift certificate for the bacon massage for her son.  Bacon is a huge industry and men — including her son — are going crazy over it, she said.

"It's an American phenomenon that a lot of people don't get," Mendoza said.

Chicago, a famous pork city, will put on its fourth annual Baconfest next April. The organizers believe that "bacon opens new doors" and holds a "promise" for all man kind. Like-minded festivals have prong up in Seattle and Portland.

Mendoza added that she has found other bacon-related items including bacon flavored toothpaste and mints that she will include in her son's holiday gift.

"This would be the crowning jewel in his bacon package," she said of the massage.

It's not the first time Anthea Kranovich has given massages different from the traditional. She also has mojito-scented massages.

Whether it's bacon-scented, mojito or the very traditional lavender, Anthea Kranovich said she is happy when her clients are happy.

And will her mother be brainstorming more ideas for the practice?

"You never know, we have very lively conversations," said Jacqueline Kranovich.

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