A neglected face will rebel by scowling during your wedding vows or sprouting a five o’clock shadow at precisely four. Soothe volatile visages with today’s Groupon to Ma’ati Spa in Winston-Salem. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get an ionic foot detox (up to a $55 value).
- For $29, you get a one-hour essential facial (up to a $70 value).
Ma’ati Spa’s team of licensed aestheticians tailors treatments to the specific concerns and ailments of each patron, infusing the atmosphere with aromatherapy oils and music capable of inducing the maximum amount of relaxation. The ionic foot detox kicks off with a relaxing footbath, during which digits dance in ionized water to purge the body of impurities. These toxins seep into the water, turning it various colors that correspond to a color chart, which can help to identify where in the body the toxins originated. A refreshing moisturizer then soothes feet and locks in hydration.
During the essential facial, a visage wizard deep-cleans pores and exfoliates skin to remove dead cells. The strokes of a light massage calm jumpy nervous systems and a soothing mask and custom moisturizer work to firm and hydrate skin. A complimentary glass of herbal tea or alkaline water–included in each session–purges palates of any tension they may have been harboring. Clients can also inquire about a complimentary postural assessment as they listen to their choice of relaxing music or presidential concession speeches.
When designing the concept for Ma'ati Spa, owner Maya Gilliam drew inspiration from travels to Thailand, India, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, and Trinidad and Tobago, telling the Winston-Salem Chronicle, "I try to make the client feel like they're in another country, unlike any other spa that you've ever been to in the U.S." Eastern and Western techniques converge inside her spa—which takes its name from an ancient Egyptian credo—where aromatherapy is served à la carte or as a soothing add-on to beauty treatments such sea-salt body scrubs and men's and women's facials. Before ushering clients toward private treatment rooms for hot-stone or deep-tissue massages, the staff offers complimentary glasses of herbal tea or wine, and guests may choose to enhance their session with relaxing sounds such as international music or whispered presidential concession speeches.