Bodies often need pampering to rid themselves of stubborn aches brought on by typing too hard or crawling through ductwork without kneepads. Reward your body for its hard work with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a 60-minute Swedish aromatherapy massage or a Brazilian wax at Merle Norman of Brentwood (up to an $85 value).
Within its tranquil confines, Merle Norman vanquishes stress from wearied skin by way of professional massage, as well as its skin, makeup, and spa services. During the one-hour Swedish massage, a licensed massage therapist uses human hands to apply long strokes and kneads, helping unknot muscles, relax cracking backs, increase circulation, and relieve muscle tension. Simultaneously, the healing scents of essential oils enhance the massage, sending messages of calmness to the brain through the nose. Alternately, the Brazilian wax can help prepare humans and rabbits for swimsuit season by cleanly stripping away unsightly tufts with wax and a deft-handed aesthetician.
Merle Norman of Cool Springs
When they're not at work, Merle Norman of Cool Springs's beauty pros scrutinize celebrity beauty trends, staying abreast of the latest technologies and techniques for looking young and vibrant. Using makeup from the Merle Norman cosmetics line, the aestheticians give clients smoky eyes like Taylor Swift or cherry-red lips like Harrison Ford's collar. They also groom hair and relax the body with Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology massages. All facials conclude with a paraffin-wax hand treatment that leaves skin smooth enough to sweat swatches of velvet.