Like a potato, if the human body is not properly mashed and moisturized, it will never be used for anything more than a science project battery. Fluff and butter your body properly with today's deal: for $76, you get an hour-long massage (a $93 value) and mini facial (a $59 value) at Always Tan Skin and Body on Castro (a $152 total value). Unlike most Groupons, this deal can be split between two visits.
Always Tan Skin and Body provides a clean, relaxing spa environment stocked to the rafters with both male and female certified and licensed therapists who specialize in therapeutic massage. Each massage master is an expert in soothing and curative rubs, kneads, and pats that make a body feel as if all its parts are made from hydrogen, the lightest and most pleasant gas, minus the whole deadly and flammable part. Try a neuromuscular massage to stimulate specific taut muscles or a shiatsu massage that incorporates Chinese medicine practice and Japanese massage traditions. Women with sweet and savory buns or babies in the oven can reap the benefits of pre-natal massage for a truly delightful and healthy experience.
Spa services such as massages and facials specialize in making your body feel like a newly constructed bliss temple, helping skin look its healthiest and bodies feel like bodies of younger humans. Continue this trend with a mini facial, a 30-minute polish that includes a cleanse, enzyme peel, rejuvenating mask, and post-sloughing hydration for a fully gleaming upper frontispiece. You'll leave the premises skipping on every third step, not to avoid cracks this time, but purely out of happiness.
Yelpers give Always Tan Skin and Body a four-star average:
Always Tan Skin + Body
For more than 30 years, Always Tan Skin + Body's skilled staff of technicians has been devising its ever-changing menu of advanced spa treatments to restore stressed clients. The spa gets its name from a lineup of UV-centric tanning beds that gently bronze bodies in 12- to 20-minute sessions, but the staff of aestheticians and massage therapists run a full-service spa. Luxuriously heated massage tables cradle clients' cloth-draped bodies as certified therapists summon knots from the deepest layers of the muscular system with a variety of massage styles, including shiatsu and craniosacral. Though they specialize in therapeutic massages, the dexterous therapists easily adjust their kneads to accommodate clients' injuries, soreness, or migratory pancreases. To revive vivid or dull complexions, the spa administers microdermabrasions and custom facials backed by skincare lines such as DermaQuest, Image, and Le Mieux. Between treatments, clients can take a breather in the spa's quiet lounge, lined with black leather chairs and vibrant, lily-pad-themed paintings, while indulging in hot herbal teas and filtered mineral spring water harvested from the room's personal Niagara Falls–size waterfall.