Pedicures give feet a break from the daily monotony of walking to bus stops and drop-kicking unsolvable Rubik's cubes. Pamper paws with today's Groupon to Malibu by the Sea in Monterey. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get one spa pedicure from Tammy (a $30 value).
- For $30, you get three manicures from Tammy (a $60 value).
At Malibu by the Sea's nail salon, technicians soothe and refurbish lower limbs with an exfoliating spa pedicure and beautify arms and hands with three relaxing manicures. Armed with pristinely sterilized tools and advanced training, Tammy begins each service with a client consultation to ensure a custom experience and properly harmonized renditions of show tunes. During the 50-minute spa pedicure, the massaging action of the pedicure chair promotes total-body relaxation while skilled hands exfoliate and moisturize feet with a marine mask. A warm-towel wrap with aromatherapy and a penetrating foot oil complete the softening process, followed by a lower-leg massage to loosen taut muscles and a coat of polish that helps paws to shine without coating high heels in Crisco. Alternatively, each 30-minute manicure treats upper limbs to their fair share of pampering, including a hand-and-nail soak, expert cuticle care, and a pleasingly polished finish. A hand-and-arm massage unclenches fists while the salon's straw thatch, tiki vibe, and ample lounging space let patrons relax and twiddle newly vibrant thumbs to signal passing airplanes.
Though Malibu by the Sea sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Certified massage practitioner Ian Edwards prefers to use firmer massage techniques, which are better at targeting pain and tension deep within muscles. At his spa, Five Point Palm Massage, he maneuvers between Swedish, deep-tissue, trigger point, and other modalities to customize each massage to the needs of the customer. He can also focus on specific areas of pain such as the back, neck and shoulders, or legs and feet.