The massage was invented to relieve the stress of medieval knights after they crawled out of their heavy armor and before they crawled into their King Arthur sleeping bags. Ban stiffness to a faraway land with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a spa package at Destination Island in Henderson (a $132 total value). The package includes:
- 55-minute hot-stone massage (a $120 value)
- Glass of wine (a $12 value)
Destination Island welcomes spa-goers into a seaside-resort-inspired atmosphere that incites feelings of escape and relaxation. An experienced massage therapist takes heated stones dipped in soothing aromatherapy oils and slides them over the body to deliver penetrating warmth to aching muscles. A glass of wine completes the total-body therapy by including taste buds that feel left out of the luxury treatment. Outfitted with rattan furnishings and a painted view of the Sandwich Islands, the spa's island décor transports clients to a tropical world where they can unwind without having to deal with packs of vacationing teens.
Destination Spa Salon Academy
Hot desert air churns in from the distant dusty hills, but it’s given no quarter at Destination Academy Cosmetology School. Here, turquoise walls and porthole-shaped mirrors evoke the feel of a vessel bobbing in the water of a cool oasis. Though the spa-salon’s windows reveal sweeping views of the mountains, its private treatment rooms shield clients from the desert sun with candlelight, tubs big enough for two, and a choice of seven kinds of aromatherapy including french lavender and new handbag. On the second floor, expert stylists—some of whom may be alumni of Destination Academy, the salon’s nationally accredited training program—use Moroccanoil and Pureology to shape cuts to individual faces and style preferences.