'Tis the season to think about where we all would be without fingers and toes. Gloves would hang limp like squids on a clothesline, toe rings would look strange instead of dignified, and massages would have to be performed with painful hooks and hammers. Pamper those wonderful little appendages with today's Groupon, a $45 mani-pedi at the Gulch hot spot Cashmere Salonspa (a $100 value). Cashmere is a new salon (opened in November) that aims to indulge clients like a luxurious, warm, cashmere scarf wrapped around the neck of an effulgent giraffe or armchair giraffe.
Adagio Massage Company sows the seeds of relaxation with buckets of natural remedies. For more than two decades, the company's staff has fought the good fight against the ravages of the elements and the small indignities of time with a flotilla of services, including skincare regimens or massages delivered by male or female therapists. Guests kick back with a complimentary glass of champagne and organic dessert, and customize their own treatments by choosing aromatherapy and specialty oils to add to the relaxation.
A gaggle of professional therapists welcome achy spines to Essense Day Spa's elegant roost. Within their elegant confines, muscles are mended and plumage primped with soothing holistic techniques. Their full-body massage blends relaxing and rejuvenating massage disciplines from traditional Swedish and deep tissue methods to acupressure, aromatherapy, and craniosacral therapy processes (see their full list of Essense services here. Dappled in warm lighting and outfitted with wood furnishings and elegant drapes, Essense provides an aesthetically sound environment for indulging in a relaxing massage.
Therapeutic Touch's owner and operator Frederick Dunlap stuns stressors with a roulette of massage techniques mastered over a quarter century in the industry. Dunlap wields his knot-nullifying hands in each of the 60-minute sessions, highlighting one of four specialized massage styles. Indulge in the sprawling, relaxation-inducing strokes of Swedish massage, or let a deep-tissue massage work out hard-to-reach pains, leaving once-feuding tendons peacefully holding hands. For more specific strains, Dunlap presses away lower-back pains using neuromuscular techniques or targets athletically strained necks, backs, and shin guards with the sports massage. No matter which modality you choose, you'll leave the Therapeutic Touch premises with your muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.
The Wax Pot Studio's deft depilators raze and refine unmentionable areas with soy-based waxes and expert techniques. During each 30-minute session, wax wizards apply a gently heated concoction to unwanted fuzz, evicting it from its follicular hideouts in a series of movements so speedy they make cheetahs’ ears tingle. Clients can tame the bristle borderlands of bikini zones within the conservative scope of a bikini wax, or oust every taboo tendril with an all-over Brazilian wax. The Wax Pot Studio’s skilled waxers leave skin soft, sleek, and fit for flaunting in swimsuits and leggy Thanksgiving pageant costumes alike.
Recently settled into its new location, Studio 21 Salon and Spa staffs its ranks with technicians dedicated to pampering clients with quality hair and nail services. Skilled technicians gently strip unwanted strands from facial features during waxing sessions, and piggyback perms allow stylists to infuse strands with curls while on the back of a fellow stylist. Along with cuts for ladies and gents, the team transforms tress hues with color and highlight treatments, and augments each mani-pedi with a massage and a calming soak.