A day at the spa grants sweet respite from a fast-paced world of errands, deadlines, and books on tape read by auctioneers. Savor serenity without speediness, thanks to today's Groupon: for $115, you get a spa package at Aarogya Ayurveda Spa & Wellness Center in Orange (a $230 total value) that includes the following:
- A one-hour facial (a $95 value)
- A one-hour massage (an $85 value)
- A 30-minute reflexology treatment (a $50 value)
Aarogya Ayurveda Spa & Wellness Center's staff strives to improve clients' holistic health and follow in the philosophical footsteps of the Sanskrit definition of aarogya, which translates to "complete well-being and perfect health of mind, body, and spirit." During a one-hour rakta flow therapy massage, a massage therapist moves in pretend slow motion, kneading musculature with long strokes of mild to firm pressure that aim to improve circulation and dissipate tension. A 60-minute classic European facial delves deep into visage pores, ousting dirt and oil. The countenance cleanse includes a five-step purifying process, a double dose of exfoliation, a personalized eye and facial mask, and a customized aroma-therapeutic massage with essential oils, intended to evict toxins and unpaid parking tickets pent up in the lymph nodes.
Rounding out the spa package is a 30-minute reflexology treatment, during which a practitioner mollycoddles specific spots on the hands and feet, aiming to smooth the flow of energy in the body. According to Eastern tradition, certain pressure points on the mitts and foot-paddles correspond to various organs and bones throughout the carnal shell. Before and after treatments, clients can nibble on complimentary fruit, sip herbal tea, or color their auras with crayons at the spa's snack bar.