Spending a day at the spa, like attending a Broadway musical in Second Life, should be a complete retreat from reality. Get away from it all with today's Groupon: for $10, you get all-day admission from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., plus $10 off any service, at CJ Grand Spa in Hermosa Beach (a $20 value).
Mosaic-lined halls and lush blooming orchids abound at CJ Grand Spa's new facility, where stress busters perform botanical-inspired treatments. During their full day of access to all amenities, visitors can relax in a variety of themed saunas, including a skin-tightening ice sauna and a toxin-removing salt spa in which soft light filters through amber glass blocks. Guests can also smooth visages with red clay and sink into both cold waterfalls and hot jacuzzis to dissolve the sugar cubes taking up space in their swimsuit pockets.
Spa-goers can apply their $10 discounts to an array of massages and body treatments. Skilled hands execute a 60-minute Swedish massage ($70), which typically combines effleurage strokes that warm up the muscles with the deeper strokes of petrissage, the techniques of which include kneading, wringing, and folding in apple bits for seasonal flavoring. A 90-minute buff seaweed-green-tea mask ($90) uses natural extracts to expel toxins from pores and green tea to suffuse faces with anti-aging antioxidants.
CJ Grand Spa
Green, flowering foliage and elegant stone and tile walls cultivate tranquility at CJ Grand Spa's Hermosa Beach facility. Patrons can gain 24 hours of access to the centers' saunas, hot and cold jacuzzis, clay rooms, ice rooms, salt rooms, and relaxation rooms with general admission, and then enhance a day of lounging with luxurious add-on spa treatments. Body-scrubbing sessions reveal fresh skin, and massages paired with stints in one or more of the saunas leave muscles as relaxed as a cat on a windowsill or a dog on a skateboard.
1601 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Hermosa Beach, California 90254