Massages are a time-honored method of alleviating stress, much like the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a one-hour non-RMT spa massage at AquaTerre Spa at Parkside (a $112 value, including HST).
The team of attentive spa technicians at AquaTerre Spa, nestled in the Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa, cossets guests with full-body spa massages. Experienced therapists excavate muscular tension with light- to medium-pressure effleurage strokes on bodies warmed by the flames of an in-room fireplace. Guests relax beneath ambient light and watch flickering candles' shadow puppets give each other neck rubs against chocolate-hued walls while natural light seeps through gauzy curtains. Afterward, visitors can extend their stays in the relaxation lounge, where they recline upon cushy armchairs and sip complimentary tea and coffee.
Though AquaTerre Spa at Parkside sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
810 Humboldt St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 5B1