Like a potato, the human body must be properly mashed and moisturized, or else it will never be used for anything more than a science-project battery. Make sure your body is properly fluffed and buttered with today’s Groupon to Chi Spa in Wilton Manors. Choose between the following options:
- For $40, you get a customized massage package (up to an $85 value). The package includes:
- 60-minute massage of your choice (up to a $75 value)
Customized aromatherapy (a $10 value)
- For $85, you get a 2.5-hour Mini-Chi Revitalization package (a $175 value). The package includes:
- 60-minute massage of your choice
- 30-minute body scrub
- 45-minute body butter treatment
Inside a candlelit parlor adorned with authentic Thai, Chi Spa’s seasoned massage practitioners—some of whom trained at the famous Wat Pho temple in Thailand—perform more than a dozen massage styles that draw from both Eastern and Western principles. During the 60-minute Thai floor massage, clients flop down on a soft floor mat, where therapists stretch their limbs like taffy to work their muscles and test if their pelvises are double-jointed. Classic Swedish massage evicts aches with flowing effleurage strokes and light-to-medium pressure originally designed to untangle slinkies. The customized aromatherapy that accompanies each massage pleases nostrils with a specially selected medley of essential oils and botanical extracts.
The Mini-Chi Revitalization package continues the body burnishing by sending technicians to buff away dead skin cells with a 30-minute body scrub. Using swift massage techniques, the exfoliating scrub brushes away lusterless skin and symbiotic oxpecker birds to reveal glowing, smooth complexions underneath. The 45-minute body butter treatment drenches skin in hydrating unguents scented by linden leaves. Technicians deliver a light massage during the treatment to stimulate circulation for improved skin tone and health.
Chi Spa’s more than 20 licensed massage therapists are experts in their craft and can easily pull massage techniques from Western and Eastern modalities and seamlessly integrate them into a single session designed to address their clients' problem areas. The therapists owe their versatility to their training in Thai massage at the Wat Po Buddhist Temple in Bangkok, Thailand. The look and feel of the distinctive Thai relaxation retreats followed them back to Chi Spa, which is decorated with elaborate woodcuts and statues imported from Thailand. The treatment rooms preserve a modern feel; some even have private showers in which guests can rinse off before or after their treatments. In addition to familiar modalities such as Swedish and hot stone, therapists can knead muscles with barefoot ashiatsu massage or the 200-year-old Thai Ceremony massage, originally intended to relax returning warriors who’d carried their horses home.