Inside a tiled sanctuary, puffs of perfumed steam swim through the air, hovering just above the surface of a Japanese soaking tub. This is no ordinary bathtub. It’s the site of Fusion LifeSpa’s curative bath, a treatment that helps clients unwind in tinctures of hot mustard, spicy ginger, or lavender. Inspired by holistic Asian medicine and therapeutic European techniques, services such as curative baths embody Fusion LifeSpa’s eclectic influences.
In the front waiting area, staff members welcome clients with warm cups of organic green tea, a fitting complement to the spa’s feng shui decor. Inside the treatment rooms, European spa treatments—such as massages and facials—contrast Asian-inspired services, including the jasmine facial mask, which makes use of the spa's proprietary skincare line. Other services, such as a footbath inspired by a Moroccan hammam, cleanse the body with natural assistance from organic coffee, tangerines, and figs. And for holistic care, the spa’s acupuncture services can realign energy lines faster than an electrician trained in heart surgery.
For more than two decades, aesthetician Marge Wedan has honed her training from the world-renowned Aveda Institute to treat her clients to top-notch skincare. Her extensive knowledge and experience with the Myotonology system helps her deliver noninvasive treatments to parched skin, hydrating and rejuvenating appearances.
At Out on A Limb Massage, visitors can shed stress while smoothing out back tension with their choice of a 90-minute deep-tissue or relaxation massage or a CranioSacral Therapy session that lasts up to two hours. Performed by massage therapist Cheryl Martin, each massage modality helps melt away accumulated stress. A deep-tissue massage ($105) uses focused stimulation to treat high-stress areas and results in a balanced body, and a relaxation massage ($105) uses smooth, flowing strokes to improve circulation, range of movement, and relieve muscular tension. CranioSacral Therapy ($125) allows fully clothed participants to strengthen their natural healing mechanism with extremely light-touch stimulation during a session that lasts up to two hours. Along with healing physically, customers will be able to recharge mentally and emotionally while relaxing in Out on A Limb's serene, welcoming atmosphere. Jettison invasive stress from your soul ship with today’s side deal to Out on A Limb Massage.
Though pearl prospecting is a lucrative labor, scooping sand is tough on delicate finger and toe diggers. Today's Groupon soothes scraggy digits for $39 with a mani-pedi ($78) plus a $10 voucher for products (an $88 total value) at Lili A William & Friends Salon in Minnetonka. The bivalves of the coast will plotz in their shells when they hear tales of your perfectly pampered keratin.
Were it not for the constant buzzing of clippers and snipping of shears, one might mistake Tonic Barbers for a cozy pub or after-work hangout. The chic men’s barbershop eschews the red-and-white poles of yore in favor of a full-size pool table and rich wooden walls imported from a tobacco barn in Wisconsin. While cue balls clink in the background, barbers call upon top-shelf products from Jack Black and Bumble and Bumble to imbue scalps with a hip and modern panache. Along with sophisticated cuts and hot towels, the shop’s stylists offer a menu of coloring and waxing services for gents. Highlights and tints add spark to lackluster strands, and occasional mani-pedis groom men’s hands and feet before decorating their nails with football scores. The barbers also crop the disheveled locks of young chaps into stylish ‘dos sure to be the envy of the playground.