Salt, now a common tabletop accessory, was once so valuable that Roman soldiers were paid in french fries. Restore this crystalline compound to its former glory with today's Groupon: for $36, you get a salt glow body-scrub treatment at Hair We Are Face & Body Spa in Hudson, New Hampshire, about an hour northwest of Boston (a $73 value).
Hair We Are Face & Body Spa provides an escape plan for spa-seekers looking to relax and beautify. Nine soothing private rooms allow day-spa guests to get comfortable while receiving expert pampering services from skilled technicians. The popular 50-minute salt glow experience begins with an aromatherapy salt scrub carefully massaged over the body, successfully evicting rough skin-cell squatters from your mortal tenement. Next, a sumptuous private steam shower rinses the salt away, leaving dermal surfaces smooth and water-treatment centers wondering why all their pipes suddenly smell like lavender. Finally, when bods step out of showers boasting a new-car sheen, a luscious, extra-rich body lotion slips over skin, sealing in moisture and silkifying texture so angora sweaters no longer experience humiliating shoulder snags.
Guests can lounge about in the relaxation area before the treatment, sipping on complimentary lemon water or wine and taking in the candlelit spa, with its trickling fountains and serenity-inducing music. Provided lockers keep belongings private during the salt session, ensuring that rare but vicious spa piranhas keep their jaws off valuables while Grouponers get scrubbed.