When at sea, sore fishermen relieved aches and pains by slapping each other's bodies with the day's catch, resulting in both tender human muscles and tenderer salmon fillets. Rejuvenate your body without a fishy aftertaste with today's Groupon: for $50, you get an aromatherapy massage or facial at dtox day spa in Encino (a $100 total value). This Groupon includes the following:
- A 50-minute Swedish massage (a $90 value) or a 50-minute signature facial (a $90 value).
- An aromatherapy treatment (a $10 value).
Earning a Best of Citysearch award, dtox provides an Indo-Asian-inspired oasis built with eco-friendly materials such as bamboo and low-VOC paint. The Swedish massage gently promotes circulation, health, well-being, and non-chillybloods. A skilled staff member applies kneading and gliding strokes along with friction and joint mobilization to increase the flow of oxygen and lymph fluid. In addition to a deep relaxation normally achieved through prolonged hammock swaying, benefits include a strengthened immune response, minimized fat absorption, and release of toxins.
During the signature facial, an experienced aesthetician nourishes complexions with an enzymatic exfoliation treatment that works to release congestion, encourages cellular turnover, and excavates deeply beneath dermal strata to reveal healthy skin. Performed as necessary, extractions can purge pores of grease, grime, and creamy peanut butter before a mask is applied to tighten, nourish, and hydrate. Both treatments include aromatherapy for a custom olfactory experience. Aromatherapy-oil ingredients combine the essential oils of roman chamomile, lemon, sandalwood, rose absolut, clove bud, ylang ylang, lavender, orange, and cedarwood.
Patrons can unwind with organic hot tea, fruit-infused water, fresh or dried fruit, and brownies in the guest sanctuary or outdoor terrace calm nerves. Bask in the coed steam and sauna, in which a built-in deluge offers a 15-second rain shower. In the airy treatment rooms, the gentle illumination of a flickering candle offers an opportunity to hold elaborate shadow-puppet reenactments of any Franz Kafka novel.