For $30, today's Groupon gets you a revitalizing facial or deluxe mani-pedi at the new Spa de Mar (a $100 value), located at 50 Ferncroft Rd. in Danvers. Though Spa de Mar's in a perfect location for northern sububanites, city dwellers will need to take a calming drive through the pastoral Massachusetts countryside (well worth it for this deal). If you've got friends in the area, alert them via skywriting, air horn, or carrier pigeon that today's deal gets them a whopping 70% off a relaxing spa treatment. After all, a mani-pedi is even better when you make a girls' outing of it.
Whichever massage you choose, you can flop onto the table assured that Spirit's licensed massage therapist will treat your pain like an uncompromising karate master treats conveniently placed wooden boards: by gently applying lotions and veneers and lovingly buffing out the knots. Swedish massage uses a light to medium touch to scootch tension from your muscles and restore proper lymphatic flow throughout your body. Deep-tissue technique uses acute pressure on specific trigger points to release tautness and dig out embedded lugnuts. The fragrant oils of a pre/postnatal massage soothe the aches and pains of a baby-hefting body, while aromatherapy calls to action the piquant elements of nature—thyme, eucalyptus, frankincense, and chowder—to balm both mind and body.