What You'll Get
When applied to the body, grocery bags can conceal unsightly blemishes, hangnails, and back knots tied during last year's Twister Olympics. Emerge from brown-paper cocoons for full-body pampering with today's Groupon to Inspiration Day Spa in Menlo Park. Choose from the following treatments:
- For $40, you get a mani-pedi (up to an $85 value).
- For $50, you get a 60-minute massage (up to a $115 value).
- For $60, you get a 60-minute facial (up to a $125 value).
Let Inspiration Day Spa’s staff clean, buff, and shape nails to pearly perfection during any one of five mani-pedi treatments. Spoil dehydrated digits with an aromatic, anti-oxidizing chocolate mani-pedi ($85), which smoothes out chipped nails and calluses while pacifying palates with a complimentary chocolate truffle. The Inspiration special ($55) zeros in on nails and cuticles before a relaxing massage and polish application, while the hot stone mani-pedi ($85) erodes stress boulders with pebbly kneading and aromatherapy.
If your eleven digits are in fine working order, opt for one of seven 60-minute massages. During the Swedish ($85), deep tissue ($110), and Inspiration signature * ($95) massages, the mitten fillers of a master massage therapist will skate smooth circles and figure eights on the surface of your back, boosting circulation, oxygenating muscles, and promoting peacefulness. Let *hot stones ($110) penetrate lower backs to melt muscles, or employ ancient energy meridians in a shiatsu massage ($115) as skilled sciatic-ientists stimulate pressure points to rebalance bods. Moms-to-be can opt for a prenatal massage in lieu of the serene thrash-metal paintball sessions prohibited by pregnancy.
Three 60-minute facials tighten pores, tickling dermal glowworms into luminous activity. The men's executive facial ($95) cleanses and exfoliates beard-growing surfaces, toning and rejuvenating follicle forests charred by razor slash-and-burn. A purifying teen facial ($85) includes a mask and acne treatment, and the oxygen facial ($125) manipulates pure oxygen's detoxifying powers to slap away the grizzled hand of Father Time.
Inspiration Day Spa tailors body, skin, and nail treatments to individuals with personalized pampering sessions. Patrons pursuing the facial or massage options can upgrade to longer, more expensive services by applying the highest value of their Groupon and paying the difference.
Though reviews are mixed on customer service, Yelpers praise the quality of work at Inspiration Day Spa and give it an average of three stars:
- I am Extremely happy with my facial. It was the best facial that I have had in a long time. I can see immediate results. In fact, the entire time I was getting the facial, I was thinking about booking my next facial. It was That Good. – may a.
- …I always come away feeling pampered and refreshed. Best of all, my skin looks younger, I feel more attractive, and I notice people smiling at me. – Lucy S.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 of each service. Valid only for service option purchased. By appointment only. 24-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Inspiration Beauty
At Inspiration Beauty, the end goal is to rejuvenate skin, and the methods to achieve it are many.
For some clients, owner and lead aesthetician Mahin Shafai along with her skilled team longtime veterans of the skin-care industry—relies on tried-and-true techniques like chemical peels and corrective facials. But they also know when to take a technological approach, using IPL photofacials to even skin tone and lasers to zap away everything from acne scars and unwanted hair to skin-marring stretch marks.