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 to Anthea Spa in Beachwood. Choose from the following options:
- For $32, you get a 60-minute relaxation massage (a $65 value).<p>
- For $37, you get a 60-minute European facial (a $75 value).<p>
- For $40, you get a 60-minute signature spa massage (an $80 value).<p>
The healing hands at Anthea Spa rejuvenate worn-out backs and facades in a relaxing oasis replete with soft lighting and painted murals. During the one-hour relaxation massage, the licensed massage therapist uses long, flowing strokes to evict stress and cut through tension as easily as a knife cuts through a holographic stick of butter. Signature spa massages incorporate aromatherapy to battle chronic tension and gently applied heat to increase flexibility and melt away back pain. For frazzled faces, the European facials begin with a deep cleansing and targeted destruction of clogged pores. While a customized mask marinates on facial frontispieces, the aesthetician loosens up locked digits with knock-knock jokes and a relaxing hand massage.
A bicycle leans against the wall in the Anthea Spa lobby, its basket filled with flowers. This touch of decor might seem out of place, but it's actually a nod to the spa's name—anthea translates to "flower" in Greek—and to its penchant for all-natural products. These products find their way into nine varieties of facials, which rely on enzymes and aromatherapy or employ European exfoliation techniques and high-frequency currents. The aestheticians also draw on herbs, healing muds, and oils to refresh skin and relax muscles during massages and body treatments.