Spas offer an escape from everyday duties such as 9-to-5 yoga classes or graveyard shifts as a lap dog. Play healthful hooky with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a de-stress spa package at Caesar Spa in Thorold (a $175 total value). The package includes the following:
- A 45-minute spa pedicure (a $45 value)
- A 60-minute Stone Crop hydration facial (a $75 value)
- A 30-minute back de-stress massage (a $55 value)<p>
Technicians at Caesar Spa guide visitors through a half-day of spa services designed to soothe muscles, invigorate skin-cell production, and provide the finishing touch on nails. During the 45-minute spa pedicure, spa professionals exfoliate feet and expound complex legal arguments to banish dead skin and calluses. After the leg and foot massage, technicians coat blank toenail canvasses with a colourful masterpiece. The Stone Crop hydration facial uses organic Eminence products with Stone Crop botanical extracts to restore the skin’s natural hydration balance, invigorate cellular renewal, and inspire skin as glowing as a radioactive bride. Finally, registered massage therapists administer a 30-minute de-stress back massage, in which Swedish techniques assuage muscle tension with light effleurage strokes, deep petrissage strokes, and calming visualization exercises.
Packages of services allow relaxation seekers to experience what spas are really all about: full-on, no-apologies, head-to-toe pampering in a private treatment room. Caesar Spa creates a variety of combinations specially designed to usher guests into a state of full-body bliss. Most of the bundles consist of a facial and a massage, though some take it a step further, such as the Asian spa retreat for two with Oriental foot massage, herbal soothing, and mani-pedi services. A variety of laser-treatments are also available, which all use FDA-approved lasers and feature little discomfort and almost no downtime. Tattoo removal and wrinkle treatments are done using a Medlite C6 laser, and the Cynosure laser, with a contact-cooling hand piece to keep skin calm, removes unwanted hair from legs, arms, and other areas. Without remorse, Caesar Spa carves their packages into a menu of á la carte treatments that range from body wraps and waxing services to microdermabrasion and ear candling.