Star in your own “choose your own adventure” story that involves more beautifying and fewer sudden, unsatisfying endings. With today’s Groupon, $25 gets you $55 worth of services and products at Rejuve Salon and Spa in Carmel. Rejuve is easily accessible from Michigan Road by car and horse-drawn carriage, although horses have no thumbs with which to draw, and their carriage schematics appear unstable.
At Simply Serene Massage, certified massage therapist Leslie Carpenter dedicates herself to helping relaxation-seekers boost wellness and vanquish maladies through an array of massage techniques and holistic services. During a signature therapeutic massage, Leslie integrates relaxation and deep-tissue massage techniques with stretching to alleviate soreness, promote circulation, and help athletes recover from strenuous exercise. Her aromatherapy and raindrop massages incorporate essential oils to court olfactory glands and instill a sense of peace and relaxation only replicated by a nap with Buddha.
Under the guidance of a board-certified physician, the staff of aestheticians delivers high-tech skincare and nonsurgical weight management at Fundamentals Med Spa. The team brings years of experience and knowledge, including accolades in the nursing profession, veterinary science, and facials, to focus on individual strategies for slimming down, particularly regimes with counseling, hormone-replacement therapy, and genetic and food-allergy testing. The team also fights the effects of aging with cosmetic injections and lasers, which do double duty by helping to whittle contours without surgery.
Oversize folding fans and floral-print umbrellas hang from About Mei’s ceiling and walls, creating the impression of an Asian oasis in which guests may relax while stylists beautify their hair with cuts, highlights, and perms. The menu of services doesn’t stop at the scalp; staffers also enhance complexions with touches of makeup and remove fuzz from lips and chins with warm wax. While waiting for a treatment, relax on an ottoman in the reception area, where paper lanterns hang from the ceiling and dispense candy when hit at certain angles.
Although Michelle White earned certifications at Honors Beauty College that showcase her deft, gentle hands, the massages and facials she delivers at Chez Michelle Skin Spa also incorporate the healing power contained within her arsenal of supplementary tools. The licensed massage therapist?s repertoire of therapeutic strokes and stretches benefits from her understanding of SASTM therapy, which detoxifies bodies with the combined might of modern sonic technology and ancient Chinese cupping techniques. After a quick skin analysis, White uses the results of her research to craft custom facials with Jan-Marini-Skin-Research products, treating blemishes with ingredients like hyalronic acid?a healing agent that abounds in youthful skin. White?s Palomar IPL lasers promote cellular rejuvenation and nix unwanted hair, and her mechanical exfoliators help buff away Sharpie mustaches the hair was there to cover up.
Victor Reyes combines his training at the Indiana Therapeutic Massage School with his passion for running to help ease and prevent ailments common to runners. Even so, this certified massage therapist isn't restricted to athletes. He helps clients from all walks of life mend with modalities such as Swedish and lomilomi massage and active isolated stretching—techniques that can tame stress, expel toxins, and enhance muscle tone. He's also in league with the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, an organization that supports the practitioners who massage exhausted members of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Philosophers call your face "the window to your head," although they would never say it to your head-window. Today's Groupon freshens faces after boostering backs with an hour-long customized massage and a 30-minute facial at Mango Bay Spa and Salon for $45 (a $130 value). Mango Bay is a tropical-themed retreat that CityVoters voted one of the best Indy day spas in 2008 and in 2007. You can either spread the bliss over two separate visits, or get your facial and back rub back-to-back.