In one of the most miraculous transformations in the natural world, an ugly caterpillar wraps itself in a cocoon and emerges six to eight weeks later as either a beautiful butterfly or a much-uglier caterpillar. Revel in a more predictable and effective beautifying treatment with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a Lipo-Fitness slimming and anti-cellulite body wrap (a $135 value) at Farashé The Day Spa in Columbia.
The treatment, designed by G.M. Collin Skin Care, begins at the hands of a fully trained aesthetician who massages Lipo-Fitness Serum into each client's skin to target fat maturation, leading to firmer skin while lessening the appearance of cellulite. Like a newborn porpoise, properly lathered bodies are then swathed in a seaweed blanket that promotes the breakdown of fat cells, releases toxins from the skin, and improves circulation. In addition to reducing the amount of dimples on unsmiling parts of the body, the seaweed body wrap also moisturizes and improves skin tone for those fishing for compliments from grizzled, healthy-skin-appreciating sailors.
Farashé promotes a calming serenity through the soothing sound of the tranquility fountain and the décor that mixes Indian and Moroccan influences. The spa was designed using the feng shui principles of water, fire, metal, wood, and earth. Specializing in the revitalization of body and mind, Farashé is staffed with trained and certified aestheticians prepared to make each visit a comfortable and nourishing experience akin to bathing your soul in a bowl of chicken noodle soup.
Five SpaFinders give Farashé a four-star average:
Farashé the Day Spa
The owners of Farashé the Day Spa designed it with the feng shui elements of water, fire, metal, wood, and earth in mind. It makes for a fitting setting, since the treatments that take place there, like feng shui, draw from ancient Eastern healing philosophies. These Ayurvedic treatments range from scalp massages that stimulate the senses to applications of warm oils that separate clients from the lampposts to which they’ve frozen their foreheads. Aestheticians also perform Western spa treatments including facials with Dermalogica or GM Collin products. During body treatments, therapists draw from natural ingredients, such as mineral salts and sea mud, which clients then wash off with a massaging Vichy shower. Treatments take place amid the arched doorways and draped gold silk curtains that mark the spa’s Indian- and Moroccan-influenced decor.