A day at the spa is as relaxing as the first eight weeks living alone on a submarine. Succumb to the silence with this Groupon.
$35 for a 60-Minute Relaxation Massage or a 60-Minute Classic Facial ($70 Value)
Massage therapists apply light or firm pressure during a relaxation massage, whose long, flowing strokes can quicken circulation and soothe muscles. Alternatively, a classic facial brightens complexions with a deep cleansing and a custom exfoliation treatment. Extractions oust blemishes before a mask, conditioner, and moisturizer nourish pores. The facial also includes a massage for hands, arms, and shoulders.
In Essence Day Spa
During her first pregnancy, Liliane Zaccharias suffered backaches and decreased mobility—that is, until she started undergoing regular massage treatments. Impressed by how quickly these allayed her pain, she underwent more than 1,500 hours of training to become a licensed massage therapist herself. Now, as the owner of In Essence Day Spa, she supervises treatments ranging from acupuncture to massages and facials. The spa's membership program encourages clients to treat these services as recurring components of a long-term healing routine instead of as isolated indulgences.
Not surprisingly, Liliane administers prenatal massages to help ease expectant mothers' bearing pains. She also practices specialized massages, including lymphatic-drainage, hot-stone, and cranial-sacral modalities. Her spa staff takes equal care to address chronic symptoms, both mental and physical. Structural-integration sessions help align the body for better posture and movement. Maintaining the emphasis on long-term care, skin treatments can be administered in sets of one, three, or six appointments, rather than just a one-time dousing with lotion from a fire hose.