Like fine marble statues, human bodies must be touched up on a regular basis lest their surfaces dull, their north sides moss, and their forearms fall off. Lavish your life vehicle with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a one-hour relaxation massage or a one-hour classic facial at In Essence Day Spa in Mission Viejo (a $70 value).
The experienced specialists at In Essence Day Spa soothe muscles and façades with custom massages and facials designed to restore well-being and allure while nourishing self-confidence. Choose the relaxation massage and give your body a break by surrendering to an hour of deliberate strokes and direct muscle grain pressure, carefully calibrated to your personal preference to ease you into a state of complete relaxation. Or choose the one-hour classic facial, tailored to your unique skin type. After interviewing pores and discussing skin sensitivities, an aesthetician power-washes and exfoliates dull skin, helping to remove fine lines, scarring, and damage from sneaking into work late through dirty air ducts. A gentle extraction minimizes acne while a revitalizing mask, conditioner, and hydrating treatment restock epidermal pantries with nutrients and solar protection. To sate jealous extremities, an experienced massage therapist caps off each facial with a touch-therapy massage for the shoulders, arms, and hands.
Though not included in today's deal, customers can upgrade to other facials for an additional fee, such as the 75-minute deluxe facial with a paraffin hand dip, which turns at least one finger into a candle ($85).
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.
23162 Los Alisos Blvd.
Mission Viejo, California 92691