Body wraps were invented by the Egyptians, who somehow knew mankind would one day need mummies to play the saxophone solos in Halloween party songs. Do the mash with today's Groupon: for $75, you get an infrared sauna treatment, a thai body wrap, and a complimentary detoxifying smoothie at Honeydew Beauty Lounge (a $150 value).
The experienced aestheticians at Honeydew Beauty Lounge carefully coax beauty-impeding toxins from clients with an arsenal of healthful refining treatments. Clients begin their spa purification experience with 15 minutes in the Health Mate infrared sauna, which uses radiant-heat energy to increase perspiration and send built-up toxins fleeing for cover ($25). After the sauna, spa-goers' skin receives a renewing body polish using earth-inspired products from Thailand to exfoliate dead cells, moisturize epidermal layers, and make surfaces as gleamy as a disco ball wearing body glitter. Next, clients are folded into a detoxifying, warm thai body wrap, which works to increase lymphatic flow, stimulate circulation, and metabolize fats during the relaxing treatment. Finally, a brief but thorough royal thai massage unblocks energy pathways and encourages circulation throughout the limbs ($125 for wrap and massage). When toxins have left beauty-seekers' chassis, a renewing, detoxifying smoothie helps bodies replenish electrolytes and lost minerals, such as any swallowed Hope diamonds.
Selah the Art of Beauty
The first thing many people notice about Sheilah Collins is her chatty demeanor, but the owner of Selah the Art of Beauty has more to offer than a friendly conversation. In her nearly 20 years of industry experience, she has also come to appreciate the importance of quiet relaxation. She and her team of technicians do everything in their power to promote a stress-free and rewarding spa experience, using organic and vitamin-based products during their calming facial treatments and painting nails with specialty Shellac polishes that resist chipping. The spa’s massage therapists strive to meet the high bar set by their counterparts, unwinding tension and repairing shoulders’ antiquated, steam-powered gears with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques.
Center City West
2116 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103