Like excessive empathy for a shar-pei puppy, habitual stress can cause faces to sag. Prop up your smile maker with today's Groupon: for $80, you get a spa package at The Petite Retreat (a $160 total value), which includes:
- A one-hour Ultimate massage (a $95 value).
- A facial-hydration treatment (a $50 value).
- A foot exfoliation (a $15 value).
From within a historical mansion guesthouse, the staff at The Petite Retreat expertly expunges stress with an 80-minute set of spa treatments. Guests recline in warm, candlelit massage rooms while talented digits knead and amaze muscles with an array of modalities and magic tricks during the one-hour Ultimate massage. Hot stones and cooling gel trace invigorating sensations along the back, punctuated by the yin and yang of relaxing Swedish and knot-evicting deep-tissue techniques. The staff also ushers out steamy towels and aromatherapy during the session to render bodies as loose as a pair of untied shoes. During the 20-minute facial-hydration and foot-exfoliation treatments mugs soak up moisture while a therapist sloughs layers of dry skin and tired dance moves from feet. Two Groupons may be combined for a couple's massage package.