Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with this Groupon.
$15 for 15-Minute Aquamassage ($30 Value)
The Aquamassage machine isolates 12 bodily zones, for which clients can select a pre-programmed massage or use a hand-remote to control pressure and pulsation rates—from a calm 2 cycles per second to an intense 10 cycles per second. Water jets mimic a fingertip massage for optimal relaxation, and the travelling spray bar covers the full-length of the body or can be manually paused on areas of high tension. Dry water massage technologies allow the client to remain fully clothed. Optional headphones deliver soothing or classical music to relax the senses.
It's shaped like a cupcake, smells like strawberry shortcake, and even has a dusting of sugar. But you can't eat it, because it's a soap. Cleansing confections such as these are available at Elemental Spa's beauty emporium, where hundreds of bath and body products tempt clients as they arrive for beautifying spa services. The spa's team of experienced aestheticians deliver manicures and pedicures with China Glaze colours, and experienced massage therapists enact tension-erasing massages. Spa denizens can recline in mocha-coloured treatment rooms to be pampered before relaxing in the steam shower with a rainwater head or in the adjoining candlelit jacuzzi. Outside, a colour-changing bubble wall and speakers emanating the sound of whales meditating lead clients to the expansive beauty boutique, where fizzing bath bombs, shea-butter-enriched soaps, and hydrating lotions take on more than 120 scents.