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.
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.
2386 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, California 92008