Booking your body double a beautifying treatment at a tranquil day spa creates a soundproof alibi for days spent stealing office supplies from the National Guard. Make your stand-in stand out and replace your tape with bazooka putty with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get your choice of one 50-minute classic European facial or one 50-minute Swedish massage at Laguna Canyon Spa (up to a $90 value), located two miles from Main Beach in Laguna. To upgrade to any of Laguna Canyon's other skincare or massage services, simply pay the difference.
Laguna Canyon Spa's warm, highly educated squad of licensed epidermal sculptors and pore guardians resides in a quaint, tranquil oasis, waiting patiently to morph each beleaguered soul sack into a mobile sanctuary of relaxation. During the 50-minute classic European facial ($90), one of the resident dermal virtuosi will analyze your treasured frontispiece, admiring its natural contours and topography, before commencing a deep, focused cleansing of the pores, an exfoliation, an aromatherapy facial massage, and a refreshing mask customized to your skin type and past celebrity incarnations, leaving the façade with a fresh feeling and healthy glow. Clients can also opt to treat the whole corporal shebang with a 50-minute Swedish massage ($85), typified by a series of flowing, soothing massage strokes designed to boost circulation and improve muscle tone. Laguna Canyon's licensed kneaders use strong, hypnotic hands to lull each knot into untying itself, leaving the whole body feeling harmonious and shed of stress.
Polished hardwood floors and pleasant earth-toned walls treat monitor-weary eyeballs to Laguna Canyon's cozy, well-kempt storefront, while the comforting staff lends the space a homey vibe. Call ahead to make an appointment, and tag along with a group of friends or mayoral candidates for a relaxing day away from the city.
Laguna Canyon Spa
Laguna Canyon Spa may be a touch off the beaten path—the wellness center rests at the edge of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park—but that just means the facility's surroundings match its tranquil interior. After all, it's there that massage therapists perform more than 10 massage styles, including the ancient techniques of Ayurvedic and shiatsu. It's also where yoga and Pilates instructors guide students through postures using mats, reformers, and wall tower equipment, and where aestheticians tend to aging, dehydrated, and acneic skin types using the muds and herbs of eight types of facials. But though the wellness center is usually as serene as a glockenspiel solo, it can still be a fun place to party. The center plays host to birthday and bachelorette parties, during which guests enjoy spa packages that can include jewelry making and henna tattoos.