In most places, such as buses, dance floors, and dairy barns, it’s creepy when strangers put their hands on you. Today’s Groupon gets you a stranger's touch that 100% of Americans and 43% of Americans living abroad enjoy. For $40 you’ll score a super-relaxing, special-Groupon-offer-only 50-minute Swedish massage at the ultra-luxe Element Beauty Lounge (a $80 value).
You’ll feel instant relief when entering the revamped East Village spa. Co-owners Kimberly Pac and Michelle Abreau transformed the former space (the former tenant was a tarot card parlor so keep your eyes peeled for restless phantoms) into an airy, open, urban oasis. Peruse a stack of magazines or catch a movie on the salon’s flat-screen televisions before being whisked away to one of the treatment rooms. There, a skilled massage therapist will rub, stretch, and knead away all your tensions, like an octopus spreading pizza dough across the hood of a warm car.
Sometimes Element Beauty Lounge offers a discounted rate of $50, but this Groupon is still a better deal. Plus, the salon is open until 10 p.m. on weekdays, so you can easily swing in after a long day at the office to have all your anxieties massaged away.
Whether stopping in for a pedicure or liberating clogged pores with a facial, Citysearchers have kind words to say about Element Beauty Lounge, giving it five stars on Citysearch:
- Everyone was really friendly from the moment I walked in and the atmosphere was really relaxing. – stopthehotpants
- Best place for a massage...Everyone I’ve had is still very competent and does a great job. – lilsam
- Element Beauty Lounge is a MUST!!! From the eye catching exterior to the beautifully designed interior, everything about Element Beauty Lounge screams high quality service and relaxation. – chicitay
Massaging Your Eyeballs
While waiting for your turn to ooze onto the massage table, Element invites you to peruse a flick on their flat-screen TVs. You can even go with one of the many blockbuster massage-themed films that have exploded out of Hollywood in recent years. Here are a few Groupon favorites:
- Deep Tissues
- Confessions of a Teenage Homeopath
- Silent Rubbing
- Essential Oils 2: The President is Missing
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The Village Beauty Lounge
The Village Beauty Lounge's chic and relaxing space invites clients to indulge in organic therapies that enhance their looks and uplift their spirits. A climb up the back-lit staircase is the first sign that things are taking a turn for the luxurious; once inside, guests are greeted by earth-toned walls and softly lit hanging lamps. The decor sets the mood for such uniquely pampering treatments as ice cream pedicures, citrus hot cream manicures, and curiously peanut butter-free jelly footbaths. Inside equally sleek private treatment rooms, therapists administer hot-stone and aromatherapy massages. Skincare specialists, meanwhile, render complexions radiant with hydrating and vitamin C anti-aging facials. As visitors relax, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs cancel out the big city stimuli teeming on the other side of the spa's doors.
48 3rd Ave
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