Naturally smooth and always perfectly tan, the sun has stolen every boyfriend and girlfriend humanity has ever had. Today's Groupon lets you finally one-up that obnoxious flaming orb: for $25, you get $60 worth of waxing and custom spray tanning at Zen Spa in Prairie Village. This Groupon can be split between two visits, keeping you hair free or brazenly burnished for twice the time.
Zen Spa offers an acclaimed range of waxing services and custom spray-tanning options for its skin-savvy clientele. The all-natural, plant-based French wax is gentler than the buttery kiss of a croissant Casanova as it loosens unwanted hairs from their follicular nests—leaving skin smooth and with minimal irritation. Customers looking for facescaping can combine a lip wax ($12) and a chin wax ($12); limb smoothing costs $30 for a half arm and $45 for a half leg.
Spray bronzers, meanwhile, produce a lustrous, fresh-off-the-beach glow without exposing your skin to beach bullies or the powerful rays of our binary suns. Zen uses Norvell's Amber Sun, which helps cover freckles and blemishes instead of cause them, a major plus over burn-based tanning methods. Each spray tan is airbrushed gently onto the body in 15 to 20 minutes and lasts for five to 10 days, plenty of time to star in a sword-and-sandals epic or make a high-school ex's wife look like Gollum at the reunion. For combating the evil wrinkle rays of the sun while still looking stunning in a bathing suit, you can combine a bikini wax ($25) with a tanning session ($30 for a single session, $25 for two or more).
A visit to Zen Spa's warmly lit, color-saturated confines refurbishes the mind as much as the body, so that you leave feeling as sleek, bronzed, and serene as a statue of a greased dolphin meditating under a bodhi tree. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
In addition to awarding Zen Spa Best Facial 2009, CityVoters give their thumbs up, saying:
- Personable, professional, relaxation, and pampering is what you'll get here. I HIGHLY recommend Zen Spa... – MrsMiranda
- Skip the big spas and settle into a personal oasis provided by Mary at ZenSpa. – Tinops
Lisa Adams got her start in the health and wellness industry as a registered nurse specializing in surgical and pediatric care. After spending more than 15 years in the health-care field, she realized that her patients were spending too much time and money on treating their symptoms and not enough on prevention. So, in 2008, after earning a national certification in therapeutic massage and bodywork, she left nursing to open Spirit of Namaste' Massage And Body Work.
In her practice, Lisa specializes in two therapies designed to bring the body back into balance. The first, Maya abdominal massage, helps relieve digestive disorders by guiding abdominal organs back into their optimal positions and then telling them to stay by using a treat. Flowtrition, on the other hand, uses gentle touches along the spinal cord to relieve tension and pain at the neurological level, typically in just 15–30 minutes. Lisa can perform these therapies on adults and children as well as dogs and horses.
Wolford Clinic specializes in massage therapy and energy work providing stress relief, relaxation and health benefits. Wolford Clinic offers a unique massage therapy experience. Tom offers an Integrated massage utilizing his training in Swedish, Reiki, Energy-Work, Deep Tissue and much more.
Known as the Trigger-Point Queen by her colleagues and clients, Aireautnei Hudson attained her crown after graduating from High-Tech Institute with an associates degree in massage therapy. Wielding both a massage license and a national certification, she mends well-utilized muscles with a repertoire of modalities such as craniosacral therapy, hydrotherapy, shiatsu, and hot-stone massage. Aireautnei and her colleagues' skilled hands and professional demeanor help clients to relax as she maximizes flexibility, bolsters blood flow, and detangles tendons after a cat's cradle tournament.
Licensed massage therapists render a panoply of massage modalities geared toward fulfilling their professional mission of vanquishing pain. The team observes that pain encroaches into bodies from many sources, such as stress from work, overexertion from playing sports, or stiffness from traveling cross-country in an overhead bin. To combat these many causes and iterations of pain, each massage therapist culls their experiences to choreograph their own interpretations of massage modalities, each tailored specifically to fit the needs of the client.
The beauty experts behind Back2Body turn their clinical and professional training into pampering treatments that revitalize bodies inside and out. Owner Andrea Bartley draws on a nursing background and eight years of experience as she purges pores and removes unwanted fuzz with facials and waxing. She also crafts custom airbrush tans that bless skin with new hues ranging from light bronze glows to deep island bronzes. Her cohort, Jeni Odell, crafts custom massages and body treatments that address pain, stress, and careworn skin. The studio also offers smooth sculpt treatments, which mitigates problem pudge by stimulating collagen production and removing toxins without invasive methods such as surgery, injections, or oddly in-depth questionnaires.