Eighty percent of America's cucumber crops go toward making pickles; the other 50 percent are distributed among spas for edible eye coverings. Harvest your senses with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of any services at Fusion LifeSpa in Deephaven.
Fusion LifeSpa's health- and beauty-boosting services take place in an Asian-inspired, feng-shui-influenced setting that has earned it attention from the Star Tribune. Customers can submit their mugs to a European Fusion signature facial ($45 for 30 minutes), a combination of moisturizing treatments and deep exfoliation using crusty baguettes. Massage options range from traditional Swedish and deep-tissue techniques ($55 for 30 minutes) to more exotic approaches such as the Mayan abdominal massage, which manipulates midsections in order to encourage energy flow and stimulate the circulatory system ($60 for 30 minutes). Customers can give unwanted hair the boot with soy-based organic waxing services for brows ($30), lips ($18), and late-season peaches. Acupuncture with fine disposable needles, meridian-based tuina massage, and other natural health services honor traditional Chinese medicine and holistic health practices.
Inside a tiled sanctuary, puffs of perfumed steam swim through the air, hovering just above the surface of a Japanese soaking tub. This is no ordinary bathtub. It’s the site of Fusion LifeSpa’s curative bath, a treatment that helps clients unwind in tinctures of hot mustard, spicy ginger, or lavender. Inspired by holistic Asian medicine and therapeutic European techniques, services such as curative baths embody Fusion LifeSpa’s eclectic influences.
In the front waiting area, staff members welcome clients with warm cups of organic green tea, a fitting complement to the spa’s feng shui decor. Inside the treatment rooms, European spa treatments—such as massages and facials—contrast Asian-inspired services, including the jasmine facial mask, which makes use of the spa's proprietary skincare line. Other services, such as a footbath inspired by a Moroccan hammam, cleanse the body with natural assistance from organic coffee, tangerines, and figs. And for holistic care, the spa’s acupuncture services can realign energy lines faster than an electrician trained in heart surgery.