Before a massage therapist ever lays a soothing finger on patrons, the treatment room starts lulling frazzled nerves with wall scrolls and lava lamps awash in a soft, scarlet glow. Once clients ease onto the table, a massage maven goes to work, drawing from a playbook of styles, including Swedish massages that whisk away superficial aches and deep-tissue massages that unravel muscular knots. The staff also takes their practiced palms on the road with mobile chair-massage service, setting up their soothing station at parties, baby showers, or on top of speeding trains to relax spies after a big fight.
The Water Garden ushers yogis of all ages and levels into circular, sun-saturated yoga studios, where skilled instructors lead 11 diverse classes. A vigorous Vinyasa Yoga class focuses on enhancing practitioners' power and flexibility, synching a series of flowing movements with deep breaths. A Yin Yoga class, meanwhile, champions movements as slow and graceful as a turtle on ice skates, helping practitioners open up stiff joints and connective tissues. Lighthearted family classes encourage peaceful bows between siblings, and Mom & Baby Yoga reduces stress and reconditions the pelvic floor, rewinding new mothers and their babies into pre-pregnancy shape. Though not included in this Groupon, yogis can deepen their practice by exploring The Water Garden's myriad holistic therapies.
The therapists at Goddess of Beauty spa forge a personal relationship with each client by asking questions about their lifestyle and body goals, which help staffers craft a range of custom spa services. The pampering experience begins in a private treatment room, where spiral-shaped floor lamps bathe the walls and red-clothed treatment tables in ambient light. Flowers in slim, elegant vases sit on side tables, and shelves overflow with lotions and beauty products.
Inside these quiet rooms, therapists perform a range of medical and holistic services. They may dip clients’ lower legs into ionic footbaths or smooth skin with laser hair removal, LED skin rejuvenation, and photofacials using IPL or LumiLift. They also buff skin to a shine and erase secret messages to aliens hidden in freckles using mineral or sugar-scrub products by Look Better Naked. To soothe deeper tissues, the therapists perform customized massages using ingredients such as hot stones and seashells.
Fresh off a recent expansion that nearly doubled the spa's space, Skin Laser and Day Spa pampers pileous parchments with tender care, performed by a skilled staff of specialists. After a consultation and analysis of the skin, a laser technician will pursue fugitive fuzz and wayward whiskers with the gentle justice of a laser's harmless penetrating photons, which pass through the skin and directly impact follicles for long-lasting and parole-free hairlessness. In three sessions, the technicians can remove undesired filaments from the lips ($125 per session, $300 for three), underarms ($150 per session, $400 for three), cheeks ($150 per session, $375 for three), chin ($125 per session, $300 for three), or bikini line ($200 per session, $500 for three).
At BodyKind Massage Therapy Studio, a licensed massage therapist's hands shoo aches and tension from the full body during 60-minute Swedish, therapeutic, or deep-tissue massages. A Swedish session's medley of strokes and kneads promotes healthy circulation and muscular decompression while minds eschew tension resulting from high-stress jobs such as psychotherapist for rodeo clowns. In deep-tissue treatments, therapists use moderate amounts of force to target chronically sore or injured regions, and gentle therapeutic massages comprise time-honoured soft-tissue manipulations that help synchronize mind and body.