A day at the spa grants sweet respite from a fast-paced world of errands, deadlines, and books on tape read by auctioneers. Savor serenity without speediness, thanks to today's Groupon: for $79, you get a restorative-massage experience at Cote d'Azur in Pasadena (a $165 total value). The massage experience includes:
- A 55-minute full-body restorative massage (a $90 value)
- Hot-stone integration (a $25 value)
- Hot healing-pack placement (a $10 value)
- Cold jade-stone face massage (a $40 value)
Cote d' Azur's friendly, experienced staff employs natural and organic products to pamper bodies with an array of holistic healing services. Designed to relieve built-up tension and relax the body, the restorative massage fuses Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to silence stress brought on by work, school, or sleeping on a pommel horse. The massage therapist places hot stones and heated healing packs on the body to further assuage muscles aching from the endeavors of everyday movements, and cold jade stones refresh and ease faces weary from challenging cheshire cats to smiling contests.
The eco-friendly spa invites clients to enjoy a soothing cup of hot herbal tea or cucumber-citrus water amidst a peaceful atmosphere of brick walls, burgundy curtains, and flowery stained-glass windows. After the massage, customers can head outside to the gazebo, the backyard garden, or the newly feng-shuied storage shed to swallow an extra dose of tranquility.
At Cote d'Azur, don't be surprised if you get a mud wrap from a barefoot aesthetician. Being shoeless helps some of the staff members stay centered, and it reflects the spa's down-to-earth approach to healing. Similarly, many of the treatments draw from natural elements. Lemon and mint invigorate sore toes during the Tibetan foot soak, and French Sea salt nurtures the flow of positive energy during Salt Glow treatments. Many services draw from exotic and ancient modalities that focus on holistic wellness, from Thai bodywork to acupuncture treatments that are geared toward fostering spiritual balance.