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What You'll Get
Faces, like potatoes, must be scrubbed and buffed to clear away excess dirt, remove dry skin, and prevent the emergence of extra eyes. Buff away unsightly blemishes with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get a 60-minute classic facial and a 60-minute relaxation massage at In Essence Day Spa in Mission Viejo (a $140 value).
At In Essence Day Spa, peace-seekers indulge in two hours of custom skincare procedures and calming massages. During the classic facial, a deep cleansing clears out pores and an exfoliation reveals fresher skin and scrubs off phone numbers scrawled on cheeks. Extractions then sweep away problem spots with more gentleness than a teddy bear breaking bad news, and touch-therapy massages reduce shoulders, hands, and arms to pools of molten contentment. Next, a revitalizing mask preps the way for a nutrient-packed moisturizer that guards facades against the seductive advances of sunrays.
During relaxation massages, therapists use long, rhythmic strokes of a pressure level calibrated to patrons' preferences. Frames relax beneath the skilled therapist's fingers, which stimulate circulation and turn muscles into buttery states. Candles and flowers pop against the spa's deep red walls, and guests can snuggle with a throw pillow or imaginary friend while perusing modern artwork before their treatments.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 14, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24hr cancellation notice required. New clients only. Not valid on 12/23-12/25, 2/11-2/14, or 5/11-5/13. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About In Essence Day Spa at Dr. Turek's Wellness Center
During her first pregnancy, Liliane Zaccharias suffered backaches and decreased mobility—that is, until she started undergoing regular massage treatments. Impressed by how quickly these allayed her pain, she underwent more than 1,500 hours of training to become a licensed massage therapist herself. Now, as the owner of In Essence Day Spa, she supervises treatments ranging from massages to facials. The spa's membership program encourages clients to treat these services as recurring components of a long-term healing routine instead of as isolated indulgences.
The staff at Essence Day Spa administers prenatal massages to help ease expectant mothers' bearing pains. She also practices specialized massages, including lymphatic-drainage, hot-stone, and cranial-sacral modalities. Her spa staff takes equal care to address chronic symptoms, both mental and physical, using therapeutic massages designed to relive pain and soreness from repetitive motions and minor accidents. Structural-integration sessions help align the body for better posture and movement. Maintaining the emphasis on long-term care, skin treatments can be administered in sets of one, three, or six appointments, rather than just a one-time dousing with lotion from a fire hose.