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: for $175, you get a Valentine’s Day spa package for one at My Spa (a $575 value). The package includes the following:
- A 60-minute chocolate body wrap (a $275 value)
- A 60-minute chocolate facial (a $175 value)
- A Vichy shower (a $125 value)
- Complimentary champagne and strawberries<p>
At My Spa, skin whisperers cleanse bodies with a steam bath before swaddling figures in an aromatic chocolate wrap. The wrap’s cocoa butter infiltrates skin cells to deliver moisture deep below the surface, and the abundance of antioxidants in the chocolate armors skin against environmental damage and ambushes fine lines and blemishes. The chocolate facial cleanses pores and infuses skin with the same blend of hydration, nourishment, and unsuccessful chewing-gum flavor present in the body wrap. As clients lie across a treatment table, a line of Vichy showerheads drenches their bodies in warm, massaging bursts of water that leave skin soft and radiant. Complimentary champagne and strawberries follow the chocolate bonanza to refresh visitors and taunt vacuum cleaners that can ingest such substances but never truly taste them.
Though its facials and body-sculpting treatments happen to be relaxing, the team at My Spa aims to do more than pamper its guests. Technicians first meet with each client to discuss long- and short-term beauty and health goals. They can then recommend a high-tech treatment such as laser lipo or owner Cathy Davis's celebrity signature facial. The three-hour, 10-step facial combats signs of aging for up to three months. This signature service uses technologies including LED light therapy, radiofrequency and ultrasound skin tightening. An oxygen mask promotes elasticity.
In the salon area, master stylist Ilona Klar maintains the spa's results-oriented approach to beauty. The multilingual blond specialist uses her Vidal Sassoon training and experience teaching color at Harrods in London to transform and lighten locks.