The burden of aches and pains makes it impossible for humans to run as fast as cheetahs, which is why the human diet is virtually devoid of gazelle meat. Keep fast food from getting away with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a premiere spa day at Seven Seas Spa & Salon (a $264 total value). The package includes:
- One 60-minute Elemental Nature massage (an $87 value)
- One 60-minute Aveda Elemental Nature facial (an $87 value)
- A spa luncheon with champagne (a $50 value)
- All-day use of a beach tiki hut (a $40 value)
Located at the Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort, Seven Seas Spa & Salon rejuvenates bodies amid décor inspired by the aquatic forms just outside its doors. Twisting white branches flank the spa's curved reception desk, upon arrival at which guests don slippers and robes and slink into soothing steam showers. Harried muscles and minds hum national anthems in unison after a massage that blends such techniques as Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, and reflexology. Nasal glands also slip into serene space during the massage thanks to an Aveda aroma of choice. Aveda's signature consultation targets the Elemental Nature facial to each client's skin type so that it can address needs from excess oil to spare marshmallows stuck to the face.
Before or after the massage or facial, patrons stroll to the pool deck for a light spa luncheon consisting of a salad or sandwich and unlimited glasses of champagne. Clients can then linger alongside the pool or grab a view of lapping waves and dolphin races from a tiki hut on the sand. The spa's valets ferry away cars for the duration of the day, letting patrons eschew worries about their vehicle hanging out with mopeds that will only slow them down in the long run.
Seven Seas Spa & Salon
The color scheme inside Seven Seas Spa & Salon transitions from chartreuse to cool blues, as if narrating, in color, the space's shift from the liveliness of the friendly stylists on the hair-salon floor to the relaxation of the soothing spa services. Using all-natural Aveda products, the hair designers snip away and demonstrate the skills they've learned in the educational workshops they attend regularly to keep abreast of the latest cut, color, and styling trends. Equally savvy spa technicians work back in the spa space, lit by royal-blue bulbs and accented by cascading light fixtures and wavy white walls. Inside private treatment rooms, gentle facials and massages immerse clients in soothing scents and sensations as effectively as a jacuzzi whose water has been replaced with aromatherapy oil.