Though pursued throughout history, the Fountain of Youth lost its appeal when explorers who hopped into its waters were immediately kicked out for adult swim. Turn back just enough time with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get a spa package at Artistex an Odete DaSilva Salon & Spa in Westport (a $255 total value). The spa package includes the following:
- A signature facial (a $125 value) with a vitamin infusion (a $60 value)
- A paraffin manicure (a $25 value)
- An Artistex pedicure (a $45 value)
The seasoned aestheticians at Artisex Salon and Spa tap into a cache of elixirs sourced from plants and minerals to cloak bodies in comfort and beauty. During the 75-minute signature facial, epidermal experts buff faces with cleansers and exfoliating scrubs before anointing them with a mask and toner. A treatment then infuses mugs with an explosion of vitamins A, B, C, and D to smooth sun-damaged and aging skin.
Newly gleaming digits draw attention from boxing-glove model scouts after a 90-minute pampering of extremities, which begins with a soak in a footbath filled with disinfectant grapefruit extract and tea-tree oil. With nostrils still swooning from the bouquet of crisp scents, hands and feet receive scrub-downs with a sugar exfoliant that removes calluses and cleans up dry cuticles. A paraffin hand treatment softens mitten-stuffers to make them eligible handholding candidates, and massages for tarsals soothe tired toes with botanical extracts. Feet steep in green-tea extract and a menthol treatment to shed the stress of stomping a king’s bubble wrap, and nail artisans finish refurbishing hooves with a cloak of polish in a color of the patron’s choice.
190 Main St.
Westport, Connecticut 06880