A day at the spa grants sweet respite from a fast-paced world of errands, deadlines, and books on tape read by auctioneers. Savor serenity without speediness, thanks to today’s Groupon: for $55, you get a half-day spa retreat (a $119 value) at The Massage Spa in St. Petersburg. The spa retreat includes the following:
- 60-minute relaxation or Swedish massage (a $44 value)
- European facial (a $50 value)
- Spa pedicure (a $25 value)<p>
Inside the cozy confines of The Massage Spa, experienced aestheticians and licensed therapists help corporeal kingdoms find reprieve from the stresses of everyday life. The indulgent fest commences with a 60-minute massage that banishes tension from backpack carriers with even, soothing strokes and mollifies achy muscles with pinpointed pressure. Afterward patrons slip into a relaxed reverie during a European facial as a licensed aesthetician exfoliates smile mantels, gently scrubbing away outdated cells until faces shine like a disco ball at a prom for supernovas. After a skin analysis and a warm steam to open pores, face whisperers bedeck epidermises in a specialized mask that stimulates skin cells and renews cheek surfaces. Beauticians massage a slight slathering of treatment creams into visages, locking in hydration and evicting any lingering tension tenants. Focus then turns to phalangeal units as aestheticians treat feet to a spa pedicure⎯trimming, shaping, and filing nail tips. A final splash of color dances across digits to conclude an experience that leaves patrons as relaxed as spaghetti in a sauna.