Spending a day at a spa is a tranquil experience surpassed only by swimming in a pool filled with mashed potatoes or having a hand model slap you to sleep. Find tranquility sans starches with today's Groupon to Aqua Ice Salon and Day Spa in Upper Marlboro. Choose between the following options:
- For $185, you get a six-hour spa day that includes an aqua-cool peppermint body wrap, a 30-minute icy-cool foot massage, a 60-minute therapeutic massage, an aqua classic manicure, an aqua spa pedicure, and a spa lunch (a $375 value).
- For $90, you get a 60-minute therapeutic massage and a 30-minute icy-cool foot massage (a $180 value).
Staff members at Aqua Ice Salon and Day Spa eradicate tension and enhance skin with icy, exhilarating sensations in a range of soothing spa treatments. Visitors begin their spa day by bundling up in a fluffy robe and heading into a secluded treatment room, where a therapist swathes skin in a peppermint body wrap. Packed with detoxifying seaweed extract, the wrap claims to allay cellulite and aid in weight loss, as warmth followed by a tingling peppermint-seaweed lotion brings out goosebumps to impress any fowl nesting in the vicinity. Staff members scrub and massage feet with arctic-inspired products during the icy-cool foot massage, and corpuses receive either a warm, steamy massage or an inflammation-allaying ice-therapy massage, culminating in the application of a chilly gel to commemorate the many snowmen lost at the end of winter. After a gentle trimming, shaping, and polishing of fingers and toes, a delicious lunch—tailored to omnivores or herbivores—crowns the soothing six-hour experience. Alternately, bodies can find speedier tension-taming in a fastidious body and foot massage, including the same chilly extremity scrubbing and muscle-melting choice of aromatic steam or ice therapy.