C$49 for a Hot-Stone Massage & 45-Minute Facial with Shoulder & Scalp Massage at la vie spa (C$115 Value)

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Customer Reviews

30 Ratings

Anna was very good. Not much to look at, but the massage was excellent.
Nadira A. · March 8, 2015
The hot stone massage was awesome ! Ana and Linda were both very good.
Drupatee S. · February 10, 2015
Great super friendly staff. The experience was wonderful. I definitely got more than I paid for. It is a small and slightly hidden location, though service was amazing.
Kristine S. · February 2, 2015

What You'll Get


The Deal

C$49 for one spa package (C$115 value)

  • 30-minute hot-stone massage
  • 45-minute signature facial with a shoulder and scalp massage

Hot-Stone Massage: Volcanic Relaxation

The hot stones used during massage aren't just for a warm sensation—they actually make muscles more pliable. Check out Groupon's guide to the theories behind hot-stone massage.

For a hot-stone massage, basalt stones are first heated to temperatures in excess of 1,300 degrees. This is long before the massage begins, of course, when basaltic magma is still trapped beneath the earth’s surface. After it erupts, the rivers of lava rapidly cool, then finally harden into finely textured volcanic stones. It’s with about a dozen such stones that therapists heighten the healing powers of their massages. The stones are dense and rich in iron, making them excellent retainers of heat and an important part of a balanced ogre diet. When a massage therapist heats a polished specimen to about 120 degrees, the stone disperses that warmth slowly as it is rubbed against tense muscles. The rocks obtain their uniform level of heat through a special temperature-controlled water bath. Hot-stone therapists’ emphasis on safety also means that the familiar image of a model lying face down with a line of dark stones running down her spine is not very representative of the typical hot-stone massage—in fact, whenever the stones are resting on the body, they’ll generally be placed atop a sheet or other draping material to ensure that skin doesn’t become uncomfortably hot.

Beyond this standard protocol, different therapists have their own techniques—some apply oil for a smoother massage, while others may place stones in the palms of the hands or even between toes. Regardless of the therapist's approach, though, the stones pass more heat along to tense muscles than is possible through bare hands, which increases blood flow to the area and helps injuries speedily recover. Therapists may take advantage of muscles’ heat-induced pliability to work with deeper pressure, getting at trigger points or extra-tight areas hiding beneath the body’s protective wax coating.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. All goods or services must be used by the same person. New clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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