In Victorian times, the gentry called a trip to the spa “taking the cure,” since the relaxing massages and baths often treated real diseases such as baronet’s lung or mutton-chop fever. Treat your health to luxury with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a Big Kneads package at Finely Kneaded Day Spa (a $200 value). The package includes:
- 90-minute Basic Kneads massage
- 30-minute body brushing
- 60-minute tailored facial<p>
Finely Kneaded Day Spa’s seasoned cast of specialists—who helped the spa earn the title of Best Day Spa in 2010 from the Long Beach Beachcomber —relaxes the body, de-stresses the spirit, and sets the mind at ease with soothing and refreshing spa treatments. Like a self-administered hug, a custom Basic Kneads massage puts the client in control, easing aches and pains wherever relief is needed. After assuaging scrunched-up sinews, the massage therapist performs a full-body dry-brushing treatment that exfoliates epidermal expanses, helps boost circulation, and softens skin. The pampering sessions ventures upward to faces, where an aesthetician targets blemishes, acne, and smudges of pizza sauce with a European-style facial, employing a lineup of products individually tailored to clear complexions and restore youthful glows.
Finely Kneaded Day Spa
A holistic approach to wellness underpins Finely Kneaded Day Spa's treatments, which range from back massages with scalp- and foot-rub add-ons to manual spinal adjustments by the spa's chiropractor. Exfoliation and extractions tussle with hyperpigmentation and age spots during the European-style facial, the results of which can be enhanced by the chemical kiss of a mini glycolic peel. The staff also performs such specialty services as ear coning, which reduces pressure on ear canals in an effort to relieve congestion. As a maximally tranquil haven from the perpetual hub-bub of the outside world, the spa requires that cell phones be silenced or placed in a bowl of Jell-O (not provided).