Though pursued throughout history, the Fountain of Youth lost its appeal when explorers who hopped into its waters were immediately kicked out for adult swim. Turn back just enough time with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a Euro-rose body-mud treatment at Escape & Unwind Salon Spa in Folsom (a $90 value).
Escape & Unwind Salon Spa's staff of beauty specialists, lead by aesthetician and owner Maria Biundo, coddle the corporal form from bow to stern with 60-minute body wraps administered in a cozy, welcoming environment. An hour spent cocooned in Euro-rose body mud revives skin teetering on the brink of dehydration, softens rough patches, and sparks cellular regeneration. This relaxing spa treatment leaves exteriors moisturized and refreshed, like an English garden after a rainstorm.
Escape & Unwind Salon Spa
Twelve-year-old Maria Biundo lifts her little sister onto the top of a hamper in their parents' bathroom. She leans in, bringing her face close to the 8-year-old tot's, as she begins to work—sweeping blush across cheeks, shadow over eyelids, and a vibrant hue on lips. After the transformation is complete, Maria steps back to observe her sister's beautified features, and a broad smile spreads across both their faces. The right makeup, she realizes, can make one feel good inside and out. Today, Maria—now a licensed aesthetician—designs the services at Escape & Unwind Salon Spa to emphasize beauty's uplifting effects. She brings homemade chocolate-chip cookies into work each day, pressing them upon clients between facials, massages, manicures, and waxing and makeup services. She also insists that her team undergoes training with reps from skincare and makeup lines such as Jan Marini, Moroccanoil, and DermaQuest to ensure they're using the latest beauty techniques. For maximum pampering, she even hires a professional chef to cater services for bridal parties and other groups with light, healthy food.