Like lawns or children, nails grow whether you're watching them or not. Baby your toes with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a 60-minute Absolute organic pedicure at Absolute Spa - Park Royal in West Vancouver (a $75 value).
Founded by a husband-and-wife team, Absolute Spa - Park Royal employs estheticians who pamper digits amid the sleek decor of a modern 6,000-square-foot facility. The 60-mintue Absolute organic pedicure commences as toes dip into a warm footbath that relaxes feet while customers observe the process through a reverse periscope. An exfoliating scrub smoothes skin, and a leg-and-foot massage targets tension with the assistance of hydrating products. Estheticians remove calluses, push back cuticles, and coat each nail with the customer's choice of colourful OPI polish. Visitors to the spa can request a complimentary mineral-makeup consultation, or kick back in the relaxation lounge's cushy chairs. Optional upgrades are available at an additional cost.
Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and her husband, Sergio, have won the trust of even the most discerning clientele. They started with just a 650-square-foot space at the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa. Today, Absolute Spa spans 11 locations that have racked up more than 50 awards, including a pick as a top 10 Vancouver spa on Examiner.com and Business of the Year award from West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce in 2010. They have also attracted celebrity clients including Elle MacPherson and Gwyneth Paltrow. Many à la carte items and spa packages draw on extracts from healing substances, such as sandalwood, kaolin clay, and Spanish sweet-orange blossoms. After each service, Absolute's team tutors clients in how to maintain results at home. Beyond improving clients' sense of well-being, Wendy strives to improve the lives of children by spearheading multiple philanthropic ventures, such as the annual Century Plaza Hotel & Spa Women's Media Golf Classic, which has raised more than $2.6 million for charity.