Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with today’s Groupon: for $67, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage (an $85 value) and a relaxing mani-pedi (a $50 value) at Fantagio Spa & Body in Haddonfield (a $144.45 value including tax).
Fantagio Spa & Body's attentive staff pampers patrons within an elegant oasis of golden tones, Grecian-style décor, and soft lighting. The private, 60-minute Swedish massage unfolds as a massage therapist employs smooth, rhythmic strokes to increase circulation and soothe sinews. The mollycoddling assuages weary joints and helps to dissolve muscle tension created by warring factions of lactic acids. During the relaxing mani-pedi, a digit doyen gently massages, grooms, and buffs fingers and toes before topping nail beds with a fresh coat of vibrant polish to prepare fingertips for jazz-hand dance battles. Clients may upgrade to another massage or mani-pedi for an additional fee.
Fantagio Spa doesn't feel like a spa as much as it exudes the air of a Middle Eastern palace. Potted palms and other tropical plants gently sway with each robed guest that shuffles by, as sand-colored brick and pyramid-shaped awnings remind them of an Egyptian pharaoh's quarters. In this palatial space, guests bask in soothing facials and mani-pedis, while treating their statures to tranquil massages and body wraps. Chocolate mud treatments awaken the body's senses and uncontrollable urge to nibble on its own arm with antioxidant-packed dark cocoa. Spa packages, meanwhile, combine facials, massages, and mani-pedis for up to four hours of blissful pampering.