While it doesn't provide the discomfort and high ticket prices associated with an airport pat-down, a massage is still an effective tool for discovering concealed knives and small firearms. Prove you’re not packing in the most relaxing way with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a Swedish massage and manicure (a $105 total value) at Bellissima Day Spa in downtown Escondido.
Bellissima, an 11,000-square-foot facility, is home to an impressive lineup of marine and botanical products. Sea salts, algae, plankton, and seaweed all play a part in the circulation-boosting Swedish massage. This traditional modality stimulates with medium to light pressure applied over long, luxurious strokes. Once limbs hang like fresh taffy, Bellissima’s skilled aestheticians polish and primp hands with a manicure, which includes callus removal, moisturizing, and color coding to personal preference.
Styled in the kind of girly effervescence more akin to a French-Italo powder room, Bellissima brings full-tilt femme via chic, glass-top tables, sprite flowers, and furniture accents that add curves to a showroom ripe with relaxing vibes.
Five Yelpers give Bellissima Day Spa an average of three stars. Insider Pagers give it an average of three stars, and SpaFinder reviewers give it an average of three stars. Though reviewers have mixed opinions about service, nearly all have positive things to say about the massages.
A New Bellissima Day Spa
Located in a historic building in downtown Escondido with two floors and 11,000 square feet of space where romanesque white columns and archways, Renaissance paintings, and a sparkling chandelier invoke the parlor of an Italian palace. Relaxing music puts guests at ease as they sit in antique-style armchairs, awaiting custom facials, body treatments, and salon services performed with herbal and botanical products. Duos can de-stress together in the couples massage room, and a garden room allows humans to get the sun they need for their stalks to grow.
122 E Grand Ave.
Escondido, California 92025