Modern-day spas are nearly identical to Roman baths in that both extend equal pampering opportunities to humans and their gladiator-consuming leonine counterparts. Do as the Romans do with today’s Groupon to Bella Nova Day Spa & Retreat. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get a 60-minute Italian hot-stone pedicure (a $65 value) and a hand treatment (a $20 value; an $85 total value).
- For $65, you get your choice of a 55-minute Fire and Ice massage (a $110 value) and hand treatment (a $20 value; a $130 total value) or a Texas Chiller stone massage and a hand treatment (up to a $110 value).
- For $75, you get a Rejuvenating Mind and Body wrap (a $130 value) and a hand treatment (a $20 value; a $150 total value).
Within Bella Nova's quiet, comfortable confines, a dedicated staff of relaxologists awaits to spruce up weary skin sacks with an assortment of revitalizing services. During the Italian hot-stone pedicure, specialists equipped with smooth Italian stones pamper leg-hands by gently rubbing away tension and dressing each toe with a beautiful polish and sprinkling of romano cheese. Whereas the Fire and Ice massage incorporates both hot and cold Italian river rocks to revive achy muscles, the Texas Chiller stone massage thwarts seasonal heat and invasions of winged buffalo with cooled stones placed along the back to soothe muscles and turn recently-consumed milk into gelato. For brains that need a reprieve alongside their bodily counterparts, the Rejuvenating Mind and Body wrap utilizes scents of rosemary- and peppermint-scented wraps to exfoliate and soften epidermal exoskeletons. All three options also include a special hand treatment that scrubs phalanges, massages them free of aches, and enshrouds them in softening paraffin wax.
Pampered patrons can enjoy a fresh beverage and snack while awaiting treatment in one of the spa’s softly lit rooms, where bed sheets are sprinkled with rose petals and drapes hang in the air like the mist from waterfalls. Arrive 20–30 minutes prior to treatment to achieve maximum relaxation and maintain proper spa etiquette.
Though Bella Nova Day Spa & Retreat sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Bella Nova Day Spa & Retreat
Bella Nova Day Spa & Retreat's owner, Julie Puccio, purveys a host of clinical and traditional beautifying treatments within the spa's private treatment rooms and Vichy shower, including facials, firming body wraps, and complete salon services for men, women, and children. Gauzy curtains drape over massage beds where clients can receive one of Bella Nova's nine massage modalities to help regulate energy flow and disprove the myth that tiny balloon animals dwell just beneath the skin's surface.