Without proper attention, neglected feet may rebel, assaulting their owners with sudden aromatic eruptions and embarrassing displays of public pliés. Appease hard-working appendages with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a Director spa package, which includes a 60-minute foot massage, 15-minute body detox, and a paraffin foot mask (a $70 value), at Karma Relaxation Spa.
Karma's Director spa package fawns over feet to rejuvenate the body, soul, and soles. A one-hour foot massage soothes strain and eases arches, expertly untangling any knots left over from intensive sessions of toe knitting. Next, a 15-minute ion detox foot cleanse works to purify from top-to-bottom. Feet are submerged in a tranquil pool of ionized warm water to draw out toxins, chemicals, and other foreign materials clogging up the skin. Emerge from your session feeling refreshed, with increased energy and a precisely balanced chi. Finally, a special paraffin foot-mask treatment will smooth and soften to leave feet beautifully primped like boy-princes resting atop cushions of fresh fruit.
The recently opened Karma Relaxation Spa offers limbs and the guests sporting them a world-class experience in a luxurious setting. Decadently appointed rooms beckon with warm wall colors, cushioned couches, and thick carpeting. Return for additional pampering with a massage in a cinnamon-hued space, or cook your cares away in the wood sauna. No matter the treatment, this 4,000-square-foot oasis' convenient location in the heart of San Diego ensures a short trip to a reinvigorating getaway.
Karma Relaxation Spa
Instead of a bar and a jukebox, Karma Relaxation Spa has East Asian art and plush beds between gold and red walls. But, it still has that after-work panacea known as happy hour—from 6 to 7 on weekdays, guests can pay $20 for 25 minutes of a soothing service. Available treatments range from a scalp and neck massage to a paraffin treatment with a facial mask, and they even come with a champagne-based beverage.
Outside of that slice of time, the spa still sets muscles at ease with several types of massages. Therapists utilize Swedish, deep-tissue, and Thai kneading techniques in addition to acupressure work, hot oil, and hot stones. They also combine several treatments into packages named after important titles. The President, for example, includes a massage, ionic detox, fruit skin-conditioner, Vichy shower, and time in the sauna, with or without headphones that only blast the national anthem.