Spending a day at a spa is a tranquil experience surpassed only by swimming in a pool filled with mashed potatoes or having a hand model slap you to sleep. Pamper yourself from feet to phalanges with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a body scrub (a $75 value) and a body wrap (a $99 value) at I Spa (a $174 total value) in Astoria.
Amid zen-like black-and-white confines, I Spa's staff pampers clients with a slew of relaxing and beautifying services. Choose one from a quartet of scent combinations to intermix with the body scrub, including rose petal and lavender, lavender sugar, sea-salt shea butter, or green tea and crushed rice. Each sweet-smelling concoction calls out dull skin cells and imposter freckles, whisking them away to leave epidermises radiant.
Newly resurfaced soul wrappers receive further spoiling with a follow-up pressure-point massage session paired with schnoz-pleasing aromatherapy. For the body wrap, clients can elect to envelop themselves in sweet milk and honey, detoxifying seaweed, or repurposed Fruit by the Foot. Underneath the anatomical encapsulation, gel or mud packs hydrate the skin while soaking up unwanted toxins. The 80-minute spa package finishes up with an acupressure scalp massage, which cements the entire procedure's promotion of relaxation, gently soothing away the stresses of demanding workdays and weekend hotdog-eating contests.
Crisp black-and-white furnishings provide an elegant backdrop to flourishing plants and twinkling tea lights by which iSpa's staff pampers clients with custom services. Massage therapists apply palms and fists to knotted muscles, practicing Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology techniques to work out muscular Rubik's cubes. In dimly lit facial rooms, aestheticians exfoliate skin and then infuse it with vitamin-rich plant extracts and Dermalogica products. A laser room houses high-tech gadgets that remove hair and rejuvenate skin, and a spacious mani-pedi studio plays host to overstuffed pedicure chairs and manicure kiosks.