Beauty & Spas in Storm Lake

One or Three One-Hour Swedish Massages from Back In Balance Massage Therapy (Up to 50% Off)

Back In Balance Massage Therapy

Estherville

Professional therapist eases tense muscles and soothes away pain with gentle Swedish massage techniques

$50 $25

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Spa Facial with 24-Karat-Gold or Truffle-Infusion Treatment at Gold Elements - Mall of America (90% Off)

Gold Elements - Mall of America

Multiple Locations

60-minute signature spa facial, formulated with anti-aging properties, is elevated with a 24-karat-gold or truffle-infusion treatment

$260 $26

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One or Three 60-Minute Facials at Cass & Co. Salon and Spa (Up to 53% Off)

Cass & Co. Salon and Spa

Le Mars

60-minute facials include extractions, scalp treatments, and neck, hand, and arm massages

$70 $35

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One or Three 60-Minute Custom Massages at A Touch of Joy Massage (Up to 57% Off)

A Touch of Joy Massage

Downtown Ames

Massage therapist tailors soothing kneads to ease your aches and pains

$70 $35

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One, Three, or Five Microdermabrasions with Facials at Absolute Bliss

Absolute Bliss

Folsom's Addition

Aestheticians polish skin with gentle microdermabrasion; facial uses Bioelements products to cleanse and hydrate skin

$79 $39

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Haircut with Conditioning Treatment and Optional Partial Highlights or Full Color at Beauty by Brianna (50% Off)

Beauty by Brianna

Beauty by Brianna

Highlights or coloring treatments augment new haircuts

$50 $25

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One or Three Cellulite-Reducing or Muscle-Toning and Firming Treatments at Hello Gorgeous (Up to 58% Off)

Hello Gorgeous

Valley Springs

Two-hour sessions enhance blood circulation, leading to a diminishment in cellulite and improvement in muscle tone

$375 $159

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One or Three Women's Bikini Waxes at Suite Escape Spa (50% Off)

Suite Escape Spa

Sioux Falls

Experienced aesthetician removes unwanted hair from the bikini line before applying cold spa stones to cool the freshly waxed area

$65 $32.50

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$38 for a Cut, Style, Wax, and Color or Highlight from Jamie Larson at Sola Salon ($98 Value)

Jamie Larson at Sola Salon

Sioux Falls

Jamie Larson removes split ends, adds color, styles hair into desired look, and also removes unwanted hair above the lip

$98 $38

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Spa Manicure Packages from Jamie Larson at The Ultimate Style Salon (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Jamie Larson at The Ultimate Style Salon

Sioux Falls

Spa manicure with or without Shellac rendered with paraffin dip and polish

$50 $25

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Haircut with Facial Wax, Partial Highlight, or Full Highlight or Lowlight at Downtown Style Salon (Up to 52% Off)

Downtown Style Salon

Downtown

Sink into a cozy salon chair while Nicole Tillma whittles locks into attractive shapes and colors them in flattering hues

$32 $16

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Shellac Manicure with Nail Art or Pedicure from Jessica at Accents 3101 Salon and Spa (51% Off )

Jessica at Accents 3101 Salon and Spa

Sioux Falls

Technician coats nails with chip-resistant Shellac polish, and she pairs each manicure with funky nail art or a relaxing pedicure

$45 $22

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One, Three, or Six Laser-Lipo Treatments with Whole-Body-Vibration Sessions at Quantum Laser Lipo (Up to 79% Off)

Quantum Laser Lipo

Sioux Falls

Noninvasive laser-lipo treatments contour bodies and remove fat; whole-body-vibration sessions augment treatments' effects

$290 $99

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Medical-Grade Pedicure, Shellac Manicure, or Both at Artistic Nails by Sheila (Up to 51% Off)

Artistic Nails by Sheila

Sioux Falls

Skilled technician with 25 years of experience can shape nails, care for cuticles, and decorate with long-lasting Shellac polish

$100 $50

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One, Two, or Three Whole Body Vibration and Laser-Lipo Sessions On Two Areas (Up to 83% Off)

Body Light Figure Transformation

Sioux Falls

Laser light helps emulsify fat during sessions that drains fat deposits, which is flushed out naturally through the body’s lymphatic system

$390 $99

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Haircut and Style with Options for Highlights or Color w/ Courtney Lynde at Beauty Lounge Salon (Up to 51% Off)

Courtney Lynde at Beauty Lounge Salon

Sioux Falls

Hairstylist Courtney cuts locks into chic new dos and adds optional color

$30 $15

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One or Three Massages at Harmonic Hands Massage (Up to 45% Off)

Harmonic Hands Massage

Sioux Falls

Therapists alleviate chronic and new pain with flowing Swedish strokes, deep-tissue pressure, and therapeutic hot stones

$45 $27

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Haircut, Deep-Conditioner, and Style with Color or Highlights from Jennifer at Beauty Lounge LLC (Up to 59% Off)

Jennifer at Beauty Lounge LLC

Sioux Falls

Stylist Jennifer reaches for products by Matrix and Kenra as she conditions, cuts, and styles ‘dos, adding optional color or highlights

$55 $25

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Effleurage: The Foundation of Relaxation

Swedish massage relies largely on a technique known as effleurage. Learn how it zaps stress with Groupon's peek at this basic stroke.

Effleurage is the glue that holds a Swedish massage together. Its smooth, gliding strokes may not deliver much pressure?the word itself is taken from a French verb that means "to touch lightly"?but the technique simultaneously soothes the nerves, boosts circulation, and allows the massage therapist to identify problem zones that need extra attention. Because effleurage doubles as an assessment tool, many therapists begin each massage with it, usually by gliding their open palms lightly across the body to feel for tense spots and potholes while acclimating the client to their touch. This form of effleurage is known as "superficial," and it serves a soothing prelude, epilogue, and transitional movement between deeper, more focused kneading.

A slightly more forceful style of effleurage is known as "deep effleurage." This form still uses gliding strokes, only with more pressure, as the therapist aims to stretch out the muscle tissue and the web of connective tissue that covers it. Therapists will generally direct the first part of their deep-effleurage stroke towards the heart, finishing with a lighter return stroke away from it. Not only does this warm up tissues for deeper muscle work, but it can also speed up the movement of blood and lymph fluid. This boost in circulation can help drain fluid from injured areas, reducing painful pressure while also releasing endorphins that further relax the entire body.

1119 Central Ave
Estherville,
IA
US

At her eponymous salon, Kristal Mayland enhances features with makeup that neither smears nor steals a single minute from morning routines. After attending the Faust Institute of Cosmetology, she moved to San Antonio to train with renowned cosmetics instructor Terry Lively. The permanent makeup artist employs permanent pigmentation—carefully matched to each client’s skin tone—to darken brows, outline eyes, and shade lips to a rosy pink or the deep crimson of a ladybug caught not wearing her spots. In addition to applying indelible cosmetics, Mayland tames hair and waxes away unwanted fuzz.

21 South 12th Street
Fort Dodge,
IA
US

Ignite Sunless Tanning's skin specialists know that spray tans look best when skin has been properly prepared. So they encourage clients to use their onsite showers and sea-salt scrubs or exfoliating towelettes before their tan. They also offer free pH balancing treatments before every sunless tan to create a darker, more natural tan. Those who want a custom airbrush tan can keep comfortable in a temperature-controlled room while the technician bronzes limbs.

2816 Hamilton Blvd.
Sioux City,
IA
US

Melisa Gibbs became a massage therapist in 2010 to help people achieve wellness through natural methods, rather than by endlessly popping painkillers. "I'd like to help relieve [pain], rather than covering it up with medicine," she says. When her clients arrive at New Beginnings Massage Therapy, she ushers them into a private space for soothing relaxation massages, also known as Swedish massages, which help them de-stress after putting up with a cranky boss at work or a malfunctioning cuckoo clock at home. Melisa says clients who've been having issues often experience a greater range of motion after her deep-tissue massages, which are aimed at banishing chronic aches. She's also able to aid those with medical issues including carpal tunnel syndrome and headaches.

702 Story Street
Boone,
IA
US

Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients? tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.

The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin?s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios?s chariot within 46 seconds.

809 Wheeler St.
Ames,
IA
US

Ames Racquet & Fitness Center helps shrink beer bellies and wine waists with a convoy of cardio machines, strength-training equipment, expert trainers, and group classes. Bright, open reception areas welcome doomed calories, which cower in fear of the lineup of treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes, and noodle-like biceps morph into bulging bastions of brawn on free-weight systems. The one-month membership also gives fitnessmongers access to a full-length pool at the North location, which accommodates fat-banishing underwater three-legged races, as well as tennis courts at the South location. Additionally, patrons get access to more than 90 weekly group classes. Brightly lit, mirrored studios play host during the calming yoga-Pilates fusion Group Centergy, while Power Aqua breaks sweats without aggravating joints in the pool.

4700 Mortensen Rd
Ames,
IA
US