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. Treat yourself to restorative peacefulness with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a one-hour massage (a $55 value) and one-hour customized chemical facial (a $75 value) at Blown Away Salon & Spa (a $130 total value).
Blown Away's experienced aestheticians mollify stress using therapeutic strokes and a bevy of quality Dermalogica products. One of the seasoned skin gurus analyzes faces to alchemize the correct composition of Dermalogica products to evict pollutants and loose change from pores during a cleansing, scrubbing, and extraction. Prepped faces then melt under the strokes of an ensuing facial massage before a specialized mask infuses epidermal skull coverings with nutrients. After mending your mug, they'll figure out the most suitable massage technique for your body machine, using a tailored blend of essential oils and carefully chosen kneads to expunge tension spawned from modern stresses, such as working long hours or husbanding stables of bionic cyborgs.
Blown Away's textured marble floors and rich earth tones cultivate an ambiance of elegance, allowing pampered skin and hair to feel ritzy in addition to soft and smooth. The comfortable chairs and massage tables have cradled some high-profile customers, including Joan Rivers and the ghost of William Howard Taft.
Blown Away Salon & Spa
A stress-free oasis in the heart of downtown Turlock, Blown Away Salon & Spa offers a relaxing counterpoint to the bustling activity just outside its doors. Though long considered a gem by locals, the all-purpose salon and spa can also claim a few out-of-town fans: as recently as May 2013, Joan Rivers dropped in for a manicure and style before her standup show at the nearby Turlock Community Theatre.
In spite of its growing popularity, Blown Away maintains a serene, low-key atmosphere punctuated only by animated chatter and the clipping of shears. The salon’s styling services range from feather extensions to formaldehyde-free Bio Ionic KeraSmooth treatments, which leave strands sleek and straight for months to come. On the other side of the expansive studio, nail technicians highlight digits with vibrant colors, and aestheticians tend to skin with exfoliating chemical peels. A visit to the spa’s resident massage therapist completes the cycle of relaxation as deep-tissue massages work against the muscle grain with firm pressure, and sports massages break up knots of tension with well-placed fastballs and slap shots.
116 S Center St.
Turlock, California 95380