To attain the rosy glow of flushed cheeks, 18th-century ladies often took snowballs to the face, nuzzled fire-ant hills, and bench pressed child princes. Give your complexion a painless glow with today’s Groupon: for $65, you get a multifaceted facial package and a copy of Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers at Great Face & Body on Silver Avenue Southwest (up to a $210 value).
Using sustainable products crafted in Albuquerque, Great Face & Body pampers spa-goers with eco-friendly body beautification. During a face-ssage, owner Keith West-Harrison personally eases limbs into yogic stretches, applies warm stones, and naturally nurses complexions (a $175 value). The 75-minute session starts with yogic breathing and stretches to oxygenate blood and loosen appendage corsets, and comforting hot stones simulate a kitten snuggling upon sore spots. Harrison then co-mingles cosmic collagen and earthbound enzymes extracted from papaya, pumpkin, and pineapple to exfoliate and refresh frazzled frontispieces. Customized aromatherapy buoys bodies throughout the session, landing spirits sweetly back into their cleansed corpuses.
Outside of the spa, the pages of Vital Yoga fall open to uncover the eight limbs of yoga and reveal enlightening poses that simulate the benefits of a magical new third arm (up to a $35 value). Awareness of the global community is reflected in Great Face & Body's philanthropic enterprise: the spa donates 10 percent of its proceeds to international aid group CARE.
Great Face and Body
Keith West-Harrison can't squeeze his job title on one line of a resume. Yes, he's an aesthetician. But he's also a lifestyle coach, celebrity beauty advisor, humanitarian, and self-proclaimed "eco-urban shaman." In 2009, New Mexico Business Weekly included Keith's name on its annual "40 Under Forty" list, celebrating his entrepreneurial excellence and achievements at his airy, urban spa, Great Face and Body.
Amid gleaming hardwood floors, international decorations, and lots of black leather, the team at Great Face and Body caters to the skin needs of all ages. Specialists freshen frontages with both preventative and restorative facials, ranging from 20-Something treatments to the None-of-Your-Damn-Business facial for clients 60 or older. Services employ only organic and sustainable beauty products, which Keith and his posse develop and handcraft in the store using many locally cultivated ingredients. This commitment to eco-friendly practices has earned them accolades such as DAYSPA Magazine's title of Top Green Spa of 2013. The spa also integrates 5,000-year-old Native American, African, and Ayurvedic wellness principles to provide a challenging tongue twister to any reporters who stop by for interviews.
805 Silver Ave. SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102Get Directions