Without professional massages, bodies would seek out massage therapy in rash and embarrassing ways, including crowd surfing at political rallies or napping atop a Whack-a-Mole game. Seek relaxation more conventionally with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a Valentine’s Day couples spa package at Peaceful Beginnings for You in Metairie (a $230 value). The spa package includes:
- A 60-minute Swedish massage for two (a $150 value)
- Two mini-facials (a $30 value)
- Two pedicures (a $50 value)
- Complimentary wine and strawberries<p>
The aestheticians and licensed massage therapists at Peaceful Beginnings for You tag team stress and strain, wielding a folding chair of soothing services. The Valentine’s Day package kicks off with a 60-minute Swedish massage as spa’s muscle manipulators knead, roll, and vibrate away kinks and alleviate back pain caused by heavy lifting, bad posture, or impalement on Cupid’s fiery arrows. Aestheticians then restore facades to baby-soft smoothness during the mini-facial, a 10-15 minute treatment that strips faces of dirt and oil with a moisturizing face cream, and returns elasticity with a mud mask. Finally, street-stomping appendages get buffed, bathed, and beautified, as a pedicure eradicates dead skin cells from feet. The spa’s simple and professional milieu, free of strobe lights and robotic dinosaurs, keeps the focus on relaxation and hospitality.