Massage, Facial, or Both at Absolute Essence Laser and Beauty Room at Cocoa Studio in Yaletown (Up to 59% Off)

Downtown Vancouver

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A spa makes it seem like your troubles are a thousand miles away, especially if the spa is a thousand miles away from that zoo you let all the apes out of. Escape with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for a 60-minute relaxation massage ($60 value)
  • $39 for a 60-minute European facial ($90 value)
  • $62 for a 60-minute relaxation massage and a 60-minute European facial ($150 value)

The esthetician, who has over 20 years of experience, uses organic coconut oil during services. Men and women of all ages can receive massages.

Effleurage: The Foundation of Relaxation

Swedish massage relies largely on a technique known as effleurage. Learn how it zaps stress with Groupon's peek at this basic stroke.

Effleurage is the glue that holds a Swedish massage together. Its smooth, gliding strokes may not deliver much pressure—the word itself is taken from a French verb that means "to touch lightly"—but the technique simultaneously soothes the nerves, boosts circulation, and allows the massage therapist to identify problem zones that need extra attention. Because effleurage doubles as an assessment tool, many therapists begin each massage with it, usually by gliding their open palms lightly across the body to feel for tense spots and potholes while acclimating the client to their touch. This form of effleurage is known as "superficial," and it serves a soothing prelude, epilogue, and transitional movement between deeper, more focused kneading.

A slightly more forceful style of effleurage is known as "deep effleurage." This form still uses gliding strokes, only with more pressure, as the therapist aims to stretch out the muscle tissue and the web of connective tissue that covers it. Therapists will generally direct the first part of their deep-effleurage stroke towards the heart, finishing with a lighter return stroke away from it. Not only does this warm up tissues for deeper muscle work, but it can also speed up the movement of blood and lymph fluid. This boost in circulation can help drain fluid from injured areas, reducing painful pressure while also releasing endorphins that further relax the entire body.

Absolute Essence Laser and Beauty Room

Whether you're looking for an afternoon retreat or a full day of indulgence, Absolute Essence Laser and Beauty Room will pamper you with treatments designed to relieve stress and reinvigorate your skin's natural radiance. The spa's massage therapists use organic aromatherapy oils to accentuate the rejuvenating benefits of their treatments, although an aromatherapy shower (sans massage) is also an option. In addition to custom-making their own beauty products, the aestheticians perform personalized facials to treat dehydrated skin and leave countenances as radiant as an electric eel in an aquarium filled with batteries. Manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyebrow shaping, and other body therapies round out the spa's menu of indulgent treatments.

In a Nutshell

A relaxation massage soothes tense muscles and a European facial refreshes complexions at a new business inside Cocoa Tanning Studio

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment Required in advance. Subject to availability. Please try to cancel approximately 24 hours in advance if you can not make appointment, Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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