If you've ever sat beside a roaring fire, wishing its flame fingers would reach out and massage your aches and pains away, today's Groupon gives you all the warmth of a fire massage without the uncomfortable burns: for $55, you get a one-hour hot-stone massage and an aromatherapy treatment at Awe Spa (a $110 value).
The certified massage therapists at Awe Spa knead away tension, discomfort, and loosen up tightly wound muscles through an array of spa services. After a short jaunt to one of the comfortably cavernous and meticulously maintained massage rooms, a specialist will begin the one-hour hot-stone massage by applying water-heated stones, which, like many boom boxes, were lifted out of a river. The stones vary in size and create a muscle-soothing sensation on the back, which allows the massage therapist better manipulative power to wrestle your physical malaise to the ground, like a wrestling superstar pitted against a carton of eggs. During the hot-stone massage, guests will enjoy an aromatherapy treatment performed with therapeutic oils.
Awe Spa exemplifies elegance with stained glass décor, a private dressing room, and showers. Comfort hunters can jump into a posh bathrobe before decorating their bodies with a leather recliner, a practical fashion statement.
The pampering begins the moment patrons step through Awe Spa's door. They are invited to sample complimentary hot tea and cookies while lounging in leather recliners, and don plush bathrobes woven from cotton that really believed it was a cloud. But the real royal treatment begins when clients enter private massage rooms. Here, a team of licensed therapists relax tense muscles with hot-stone, deep-tissue, and Thai massages, sometimes incorporating the calming perfumes of aromatherapy oils. A selection of exfoliating body scrubs can also leave skin smooth and scented with tamarind or green tea.