Before Bessy Lim had her first facial, her life was a succession of stressful, 12-hour shifts. Her first spa experience awakened a latent desire: she wanted to help others find the relaxation she had forgone for so long. With that, she left her stressful career, earned a number of spa certifications, traveled abroad to learn the various therapeutic techniques and ways to pronounce "microdermabrasion" of spas overseas, and finally opened Agua De Vida. There, a corps of certified and licensed massage therapists team up with the spa specialist to mend tense muscles with massage, swaddle bodies in wraps, purify pores with facials, and primp hands and feet with nail services.
The nail technicians at Nailz N' More clean and prettify fingers and toes with high-quality salon products. Talons and their cuticles embark on a 105-minute organic mani-pedi session with a thorough trimming and shaping. A soothing10-minute hand massage follows, along with an exfoliating scrub, an organic Tasha body-butter rubdown, and a snuggle session with toasty-warm towels or baguettes fresh from the oven. OPI or Essie polishes adorn the body's 20 tiny canvases, and hooves enjoy a 15-minute massage. Once at the salon, Groupon holders can upgrade at a discount to french polish for $8, paraffin treatment for $12, or CND no-chip gel fingernail polish for $28 or toenail polish for $33.
Diamond Nails Salon & Spa beautifies exteriors with quality products from brands such as OPI and Dermalogica. The spa pays particular attention to the fingers and toes with eight types of manicures and pedicures, including the bella manicure, which incorporates both a cucumber scrub and paraffin treatment, and the deluxe pedicure, which reduces the appearance of blemishes with an intensive callus treatment.