Without manicures and pedicures, people would suffer constant headaches from sulfurous fumes while filing fingertips on pumice-covered volcanoes. Safely soothe cracked nails with today's Groupon: for $62, you get a spa package at Reina Spa (up to a $125 total value). The package includes the following:
- Mani-pedi (up to a $40 value)
- One-hour facial or a one-hour massage ($85 value)
Bodies shed cuticles and stress beneath the focused attention of Reina Spa's technicians and masseuses. Put-upon extremities soak in warm, nutrient-enriched waters before files and pads buff and polish nails to states smoother than a state senator chewing on a stick of butter. Pedal pamperers tenderly remove cuticles and calluses before delivering a soothing hug from a hot towel. Non-toxic polish in an array of bright colors helpfully warns recipients where their fingers and toes end. Reina's custom therapeutic massage draws from Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage schools to treat chronically uncooperative joints and muscles. Alternatively, teams of specialized compounds perform daring pore extractions behind clogged enemy lines during the signature Queen facial, followed by a sweeping massage and a clarifying mask treatment.
Blue walls color the cozy spa with soothing hues as clients lounge in a row of leather pedicure chairs beneath frosted windows. Clients can relax at stools along a wooden bar while drying nails gossip about which one points the most.
Center Nails and Spa
When guests come in for Center Nails’ signature manicure and pedicure, they’re in for a treat. The spa’s nail specialists begin by immersing their clients’ hands and feet in an organic aromatherapy soak, which softens skin while treating the senses to intoxicating aromas. Next, they alternate wrapping hands and feet with lavender paraffin and warm towels, massage skin with an organic moisturizer, then color nails with coats of non-toxic polish. These treatments are only the beginning of an extensive list of nail services that also include no-chip manicures, nail art, and silk wraps.
Center Nails and Spa also flaunts signature facials for women and men, the former boasting extractions and a custom mask and the latter focusing on easing razor burn and revamping hydration levels. Advanced skin treatments such as diamond microdermabrasion and lactic-acid peels make skin look younger without resorting to invasive facelifts or harsh dimple-implantation procedures. The spa doesn’t skimp on the rest of the body, either, as their massage therapists knead muscles with custom strokes and waxing specialists swiftly remove hair from men’s and women’s bodies.
The ambience is comfortable and chic, the staff is as friendly as can be, and the services were perfect.Regina B., Yelp, 8/3/10
1821 W North Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622