DaySpring Massage’s cast of licensed massage therapists tenderizes tissues and relives aches and pains with deft muscle work and heated body wraps. Services begin with a sauna body wrap, which sends waves of heat throughout corporeal casings, detoxifying lymphatic waterslides and shooing away stress and pain. Clients then choose the knead that meets their needs from 10 modalities, opting for long and flowing Swedish strokes that instill total-body relaxation or deep-tissue pressure that mends muscles sore from commuting to work via jump rope. Groupon customers who choose to purchase multiple massages and heated wraps may combine the treatments into longer relaxation sessions or share them with friends and snowman enemies.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The licensed massage therapists at Ideal Massage extol massage as more than just a relaxing luxury. Although their massages can in fact induce sublime serenity, the team focuses more on the therapeutic aspect of massage. They gear their strokes to not only relieve headaches and muscle tension but to boost energy, improve sleep, and increase mental function.
Intense pulsed light. Ultrasound. Salicylic acid. These aren’t just terms you’d find in a science textbook; they’re also elements that SkinOvation MedSpa’s licensed aestheticians use to bring out skin’s beauty. With waves of intense pulsed light, for instance, they can permanently eradicate unwanted hair on the face, bikini line, or underarms, or gradually diminish signs of aging during photofacials. They also restore youthfulness to skin with salicylic, lactic, or glycolic chemical peels, or wield a microdermabrasion wand to buff away dead cells and notes-to-self scrawled on your forehead. The center’s multifunctional ultrasonic treatment speeds up blood circulation and stimulates the nerve system, resulting in improved skin texture and color.
With salon and spa services that range from haircuts to pedicures, the team at Max Salon and Spa pampers patrons literally from head to toe. Their signature haircuts, facials, massages, and waxing services come with some supplemental courtesies. Standard haircuts come with Aveda stress-relieving treatments to relax muscles. Meanwhile, every plant peel, green science facial, and MAX signature facial starts with a personalized skin analysis, resulting in a treatment as one-of-a-kind as a monogrammed snowflake.
Our toes are treated to more adventures than most parts of our bodies, from romantic dips in the salty ocean to the thrill of conducting concertos. Today’s Groupon delivers the crown jewel of toe indulgence with a classic pedicure from Snips Spa Salon for $23 (a $46 value). Serve up sweet pampering to your toes or buy multiples to give the gift of pamper to your friends who also have toes.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.