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Reviewed February 8, 2012
Reviewed February 8, 2012
Reviewed January 15, 2012
What You'll Get
Spending a day at a spa is a tranquil experience surpassed only by swimming in a pool filled with mashed potatoes or having a hand model slap you to sleep. Dive into delicious relaxation with today's Groupon: for $99, you get an East Asian Ritual spa package at Bella D'ora Spa in Carlsbad (up to a $246 value). Each package includes:
- A 30-minute detoxifying or slimming foot ritual (a $40 value)
- A 30-minute tension-relief massage with gua sha (a $65 value)
- A jade-and-pearl facial (a $70 value)
- A shampoo, conditioning treatment, and style (up to a $65 value)
- Dessert cookies and green tea (up to a $6 value)
Gua sha treatments temporarily redden the treated area of skin.
The attentive technicians at Bella D'ora Spa swaddle clients in head-to-toe comfort with a mélange of herb-infused facials, traditional Chinese massage techniques, and organic foot soaks during the East Asian Ritual spa package. A detoxifying foot bath infused with dandelion and licorice roots aims to relieve well-traveled tootsies of toxic carry-on baggage, and a slimming foot ritual soaks acupressure points in green tea, aiming to kick-start metabolism and prove to snobbish tongues that other body parts can appreciate hot drinks. During the 30-minute massage, a nimble-fingered therapist manipulates a medley of herbal creams into the shoulders, neck, and back, alleviating aches and limbering neck joints to facilitate swifter double takes. Then, they’ll gently wipe skin with a blunt tool during the gua-sha treatment, a traditional Chinese method for increasing blood flow and releasing toxins.
A half-hour jade-and-pearl facial commandeers a cavalcade of jade powder, mother of pearl, and hyaluronic acid to trigger collagen regeneration before seasoned stylists treat tresses to a shampoo, conditioning treatment, and style. After the procedures, clients can munch scrumptious dessert cookies and sip green tea amid glowing lights and plush furniture stitched from wild-caught cumulus clouds.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 24hr cancellation notice required. Fee up to half the Groupon price may apply for cancellation within 24hrs. Fee up to Groupon price may apply for no show. Credit card required at booking. Spa package is non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Bella D'ora Spa & Salon
As the weather outside grows colder, Bella D’ora Spa rolls out the cookie dough—or, at least, the smell of baking cookies. The seasonal sugar-cookie massage incorporates a brown-sugar hand-and-foot scrub into a sweet-smelling massage. The staff also provide an equal level of pampering year-round through warm-stone massages, organic facials, and body wraps that work to rid skin of toxins that may have been absorbed during baths in the chemical vats at a local soft-drink factory. Clients can bundle services for spa parties or bridal parties, which come with optional hors d’oeuvres or lunch plates that easily sate high-noon cravings.