The world’s first day-spa owner invited clients to “experience the healing powers of this here tar pit,” which was bad news for the clientele but invaluable for modern-day archaeologists. Preserve well-being without becoming permanently preserved with today’s Groupon: for $199, you get a three-hour couples spa package at Alera Salon & Spa in Cranberry Township (a $440 value). The package includes:
- Two Swedish massages
- Two custom facials
- Two spa pedicures<p>
Alera Salon & Spa’s professional pamperers send lucky couples on an odyssey of romantic relaxation during three-hour spa packages. The spa welcomes tired patrons into private treatment rooms for a full hour of gentle Swedish massages, uniting couples with gliding strokes, gentle tissue manipulation, and a slurring, sleepy recitation of wedding vows. The secluded pedicure station invites visitors into cushy chairs and feet into bubbling tubs of water for a rapturous coddling of toes and footpads. In addition to wrapping backs and feet in soothing cocoons of tranquility, Alera Salon & Spa refreshes and beautifies visages with custom facials designed to reduce hyperpigmentation, boost blood flow and collagen production, and disable frown muscles.
Alera Salon & Spa
Inside Alera's 3,300-square-foot spa space, clients can bask in the calmness of private suites and inherent glamour of the spacious, runway-esque haircutting floor. Stylists leverage high-end skin- and haircare products from Sebastian, Wella, Brazilian Blowout, and Aveda and aestheticians infuse visits with subtle elements of luxury such as mini massages. Beauty treatments include hair removal, makeup application, and completely organic airbrush tanning. On the spa side, therapists administer massages with heated basalt stones to ease muscles and oust stress.