Like excessive empathy for a shar-pei puppy, habitual stress can cause faces to sag. Prop up your smile maker with today’s Groupon: for $129, you get a five-visit luxury spa package at Body Lounge Spa in Sherman Oaks (a $446 total value). The package includes the following:
- During the first visit (a $38 total value):
- Spa manicure
- Sea-salt scrub
- 30-minute hand massage
- During the second visit (a $40 total value):
- 30-minute Swedish back-and-neck massage with hot towels
- During the third visit (a $109 total value):
- 20-minute pressure-point face-and-neck massage
- Exfoliating organic peel
- Collagen facial mask
- During the fourth visit (a $149 total value):
- Hypoxi European weight-loss session
- Thai hot-ginger slimming wrap
- During the fifth visit (a $110 total value):
- Deluxe organic body mask<p>
The technicians at Body Lounge Spa treat visitors to services that are spaced out over the course of multiple visits so that patrons can continually renew their looks and moods. Peacemakers begin by kneading overworked hands with a massage and scrubbing bodies with salt before dabbing designer polish on nails. Licensed massage therapists continue their guests’ relaxing odysseys amid soft candlelight with a 30-minute Swedish massage, whose combination of flowing effleurage and firm petrissage pressure ousts muscle tension and hidden comic-book stashes in the neck and back. During the third visit, spa savants massage the face and scalp, then apply both an organic exfoliating peel to slough off dead skin and a collagen mask to reduce wrinkles with plumping proteins.
Clients climb inside the pod-like Hypoxi chamber, which creates a vacuum from the waist down and puts users through cycling motions to stimulate circulation and fat burning in the hips, thighs, buttocks, and stomach. The Thai hot-ginger slimming wrap encourages weight loss and inspires new cooking seasonings by providing botanical extracts and circulation-stimulating pressure. In the final visit, the deluxe organic body mask infuses skin with a hydrating blend of milk and honey, and the antioxidants of aromatic coconut oil help armor hides against aging and environmental damage. Each visit lasts approximately 30–60 minutes, and free parking behind the spa offers horseless chariots a private place to nap or gossip about their owner’s new hairpiece.
Body Lounge Spa
The staff at Body Lounge Spa cossets skin during rejuvenating facials and body wraps, and redefines nails while patrons recline in cushioned red pedicure thrones. Guests can sip a glass of wine at the beverage bar as they take in the earth-toned décor grounded in deep chocolate and caramel tones. Massage therapists then invite patrons to rooms illuminated with candles, where treatments such as the energizing Thai massage combat stress and render muscles loose enough to bound up an escalator that's going down.