Booking your body double a beautifying treatment at a tranquil day spa creates a soundproof alibi for days spent stealing office supplies from the Canadian Forces. Make your stand-in stand out with today’s Groupon: for $55, you get a two-visit spa package at Artistic Esthetic Spa (a $195 value).
Artistic Esthetic Spa remains one of London's largest privately owned and operated day spas, enveloping spa-goers in a calming atmosphere and funky, nature-inspired decor. At their initial visit, patrons relax with an Express-O manicure, during which skilled manicurists shape nails, push back cuticles, and apply a hydrating treatment cream before coating the customer's fingers in a choice of polish. Skilled staff members coddle hands with a citrus scrub and warm paraffin treatment, dance digits over lower limbs during a relaxing foot and lower leg massage, and bathe toes in an aromatherapy foot bath. During the second spa outing, visitors learn body-bolstering tips during a personalized body-care consultation and then treat their backs to an exfoliating ultimate sweet and sea salt polish and a therapeutic hot oil treatment. Finally, tense arms relax during a massage with essential oils, and spa visitors leave with a complementary skincare sample. Throughout each spa visit, patrons can nibble fresh fruit and remove outdated skin wallpaper with the steam from a detoxifying herbal tea.
Customers can also opt to return for a third visit to makeover their heads and last year's jack-o'-lanterns with a half-off core facial for $47.50 (usually $95). A $25 pedicure augments the first visit (usually $59) and can include french polish for an extra $7, and a $20 30-minute massage (usually $40) soothes muscles during the second visit, and 20% off all waxing services expunges unwanted hair follicles. Upgrades may be purchased separately.
Artistic Esthetic Spa
Artistic Esthetic Spa marries old and new in both its spa services and simple black and white decor. Traditional chandeliers hang above asymmetrical couches in the lobby, where clients can sip complimentary coffee before they journey to private treatment rooms or pedicure stations. Though the spa team specializes in Ayurveda-inspired head massages-venerated treatments common in India for thousands of years-they also perform med-spa services such as peels and body-contouring sessions designed to tone skin. And during nail services, technicians invite clients to sit beneath the glow of funky hanging lamps as they perform botanical scrubs and pedicures heightened by high-end OPI polish.