Increasing your flexibility can relieve chronic pain and help you escape the sweat lodge you're trapped in by contorting into a laundry basket. Prepare your body for everyday demands with this Groupon.
$89 for a Two-Hour Rock Star Package ($185 Value)
The two-hour star-worthy pampering begins with the "extremity remedy" treatment, where therapists scrub and massage the hands and feet with a soothing lavender salt scrub. Next, tightened muscles unwind during a one-hour Thai massage, which combines acupressure, deep stretches, and gentle twisting with traditional, rhythmic massage strokes. Finally, faces are treated to their own half-hour massage, which also extends to the scalp and neck, before a homemade organic yogurt and oat mask is massaged onto the complexion, leaving it feeling clean and fresh.
The Raven Spa
Guests arriving to The Raven Spa may find themselves feeling like they've traveled a thousand miles away from their everyday cares. The aesthetic is both spiritual and indulgent, with stone statues that stand sentinel beside a plush purple couch and lush, sun-drenched drapes and glistening chandeliers holding court over an eastern-inspired communal massage chamber. A colorful patio overflowing with exotic flowers welcomes visitors to sit and soak in sunlight streaming between red and white umbrellas, creating a peaceful oasis for quiet reading or self-reflection. "Whoever comes here feels like it's their own," a front desk manager told LX TV's 1st Look, "Our whole goal is to take you away from whatever's out there."
The spa's international decor also mirrors its diverse menu of services, which includes acupuncture, facials, and hammam––a traditional Turkish soak that corrals plant extracts and herbs to nourish and detoxify the body. Therapists work out imbedded muscle kinks through seven varieties of massage including traditional Thai massage, which combines rhythmic kneads with yoga-like stretches and Hawaiian lomi lomi massage, which often sees practitioners using their elbows to nudge tension until it gets the hint and leaves.