When preparing for hot-stone massages, therapists pick out the smoothest river stones for placement on tense muscles and the most misshapen ones for throwing off the bridge later. Keep your aura in working order with today’s Groupon: for $90, you get a hot-stone spa package at Merle Norman in Brentwood (a $240 value). The package includes these services:
- A 60-minute hot-stone massage (a $120 value)
- A hot-stone facial (a $120 value)
Merle Norman’s team of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians evict tension and stress from corporal residences with hot-stone massages and facials. During the one-hour hot-stone massage, agile digits strategically use heated stones to infuse torsos with calming heat, relaxing the muscles and melting any curses inflicted by winter witches. Afterwards, an affable aesthetician conducts a skin analysis on smile holders to prepare a customized hot-stone facial. Deep-cleansing ointments and exfoliants purify pores while face whisperers apply the moisturizing one-hour facial treatment, massaging shoulders and hands with heated stones while the treatment sets. The session concludes with a paraffin-wax hand treatment to soften calloused mitts, leaving skin smooth enough to sweat swatches of velvet.
Merle Norman of Brentwood
When they're not at work, Merle Norman of Brentwood's beauty pros scrutinize celebrity beauty trends, staying abreast of the latest technologies and techniques for looking young and vibrant. Using makeup from the Merle Norman cosmetics line, the aestheticians give clients smoky eyes like Taylor Swift or cherry-red lips like Harrison Ford's collar. They also groom hair and relax the body with Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology massages. All facials conclude with a paraffin-wax hand treatment that leaves skin smooth enough to sweat swatches of velvet.