As winter approaches, it's easy to end up with pesky body hair and dry skin hiding beneath your layers of sweaters. Let tension over your heating bill fade into a wave of relaxation with today's Groupon to Invigo Day Spa: $45 gets you $100 worth of massage, facials, no-wax hair removal, body treatments, mani/pedis, and more. The only time you’ll stress over this deal is when deciding which of the 63 services to spend it on, and maybe when choosing the best outfit for showing off your smoothy-silk skin and post-massage glow. Sink into the marshmallowy leather couch in the well-appointed quiet room, as if you were an indulgent square of chocolate waiting for the friendly staff of graham crackers to melt you with massage. Use your Groupon toward a big-ticket luxury service, such as a hot stone experience (hot stones placed on your back, $75), or mix and match your services to fulfill the $100 value.
The expert staff of massage therapists and aestheticians at Invigo can help you fit all the relaxation you need into your individual lifestyle. Just as every potential mommy needs a good prenatal massage (60 minutes for $70), every athlete can benefit from a performance-enhancing sports massage (90 minutes for $100).
Gentlemen, get rid of the hair on your belly and show off your six-pack abs ($20), restore your craggy feet to tender mint-condition with a revitalizing foot treatment ($38), and soothe your razor-burned face with a relaxing men’s facial (60 minutes, $65). Ladies, spiff up your digital extremities with a hand treatment (30 minutes of nail maintenance, cuticle conditioning, exfoliation, and hand massage, $28) and an anti-aging caviar add-on (enriches your hands with enzymes, exfoliates with Jojoba beads to remove dead skin, and gives you a youthful, smooth finish, $25). Combined with a foot treatment (45 minutes, $38) and hydrating foot mask add-on ($8), your hands and feet will bust forth from their gloves and socks with radiant beams of warmth.
Indulge in a soy-based hair removal that won't stick to your skin like wax and leave you burnt and broken out, enjoy a 60-minute calming massage ($65) before your holiday visit from the in-laws, or go all-out with a four-hand massage ($115). Grab your stressed-out sister and callus-footed farmer for a decadent day of pampering.
Though Invigo is only eight months old, it's already caused a stir: Atlanta magazine loves the scent of Invigo's mini facial "as well as the smooth morning-after results," and Citysearch, Kudzu users, and Yahoo! Local users give it five stars:
- Absolutely loved this place! I get massages and pedicures at least once a month and am always looking for somewhere to call "home" this is it! I will go back here as much as I can! – emmer, Yahoo! Local
- At 7 1/2 months pregnant I decided I needed a day at the spa. I couldn't have picked a better day spa. The facial was so relaxing, the PreNatal Massage was AMAZING, and my hands and feet have never been softer or looked healthier. Everyone was so accommodating and kind. It was exactly what I needed! – ncjnole, Kudzu
- I was very pleased with my massage service here. The atmosphere rivals luxury resort spas. I hope to try their other services soon! I also like their online booking and follow up. – amc770, Kudzu
Days of Future Spa’d
With so much fierce competition for your coveted comfort, it’s no wonder that Invigo offers a luxurious, four-hand massage, more than doubling the traditional two-handed model. What other innovations can we expect from rapidly advancing spa technology in the near future?
Laser hair removal is already a popular means of de-hirsutizing, but future customization will afford you the laser of your choice, from a hair-freezing ice ray to a time ray that can de-age the hair back into baby smoothness. Stories of people combining both these rays to turn their enemies into frozen babies will be frequent fixtures on the local news, not unlike road rage incidents or videos of inept criminals.
Skin-cell devouring Nano-bots can scour your entire body, removing old, dead skin cells with their tiny metal jaws and converting them (on the molecular level) into a fresh lilac scent, but very rarely converting live skin cells, and very, very rarely converting all skin cells; hair, muscle and bone cells; the table you’re lying on; and a large and growing portion of the city if the Electromagnetic Pulse is not detonated soon, Madame President!
Shape-retaining IntelliMud can do more than conform to your face and smooth out wrinkles. It can assume your entire form and stand in for you during boring errands, such as driver’s license renewals and your child’s soccer recital. This will give you time to experience another invention that will be popular in the future: television.
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Invigo Day Spa
With its plush leather couches and chairs, rich mahogany tables, antique-style lamps, and dark rugs embroidered with leaf patterns, the relaxation room at Invigo Day Spa resembles a cozy den. It’s a place where guests waiting for a massage, facial, or body scrub go to unwind before their treatments and sip a cup of Octavia Tea Company's loose-leaf relaxation teas. Once visitors leave this calming room, they're led into the capable hands of one of the experienced massage therapists and aestheticians for further relaxation.
Using products from the all-natural Pevonia Botanica skincare line, the beauty experts perform 15 facials and peel treatments designed to treat issues ranging from dehydrated skin to clogged pores. They also shroud bodies in wraps infused with water lilies, green tea, mango, and aromatic Moor mud, and massage therapists knead tension from muscles using seven modalities. Each massage includes aromatherapy, hot towels, and at least three compliments about your hair.