Humans have always struggled with stress, from prehistoric days spent stuck in traffic behind a glacier to medieval-era headaches over finding leeches who accept one’s insurance. Do battle with an ancient enemy with today’s Groupon for spa treatments at Amber Spa. Choose between the following options:
- For $40, you get a European facial (an $80 value).
- For $80, you get a European facial and one-hour massage (a $160 value).
Amber Spa’s licensed spa technicians unearth fresh complexions and banish tension by performing skincare and massage treatments in a tranquil haven enhanced with decor by local artists. The European facial can treat normal, dry, or oily skin, as it expels both superficial and underlying grime with a deep cleanse that leaves pores emptier than a black hole’s social calendar. Massage therapists coddle limbs during a Swedish massage, delivering light pressure by performing effleurage strokes and summoning a passing warm front. The treatment can not only unpack tension from cramped muscles, but also boost circulation and improve mood.
As the name suggests, Amber Spa is ablaze with shades from the top half of the rainbow. Its vermilion-hued waiting room is furnished with a tree-trunk table complete with squirrel concierge and a chocolate-leather couch. Stained-glass windows soak the spa in sanguine ambiance as lamps with beaded embellishments drizzle warm light upon butterscotch-colored walls.
Amber Spa's owner Ewa Tomic and a team of certified and licensed skin- and bodycare specialists beautify clients with a range of facials, waxing services, and body treatments. Sleek leather furniture fills the tranquil Bucktown spa, which is warmly lit by fabric-covered lamps, a vintage chandelier, and sunlight pouring in through stained glass created by local artist Marianna Grzegorczyk. The walls are set ablaze with red paint, bedecked in paintings by local artist Rich Greene and lined with a complete selection of G.M. Collin skincare products, which can treat acne, reverse the effects of aging, and remove stubborn milk mustaches.