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 $110, you get a couples hot-stone massage with aromatherapy at Awe Spa (a $220 value).
Awe Spa’s licensed massage therapists open the doors to their stress-staving sanctuary so couples can unwind in tandem during relaxation retreats. A 60-minute hot-stone massage beckons twosomes to recline side-by-side as skilled specialists perform soothing strokes to assuage back pains associated with carrying overweight shoulder parrots. During the kneading session, smooth, heated river stones nuzzle up on key points along the body, loosening tight muscles so healing hands can provide a deeper, more rejuvenating massage experience. As stress melts away, aromatherapy oils serenade nostrils with sweet scents chosen for their health benefits and similarity to Willy Wonka's signature cologne.
The boutique-style spa creates a tranquil, meditative environment with stained-glass décor, leather recliners, and private showers. While couples embark on their escape from daily life, they can slip into comfy bathrobes and indulge in complimentary cookies and tea.
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.
578 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90004