Without the loosening effects of massage, shoulders would stiffen into immobility and fall victim to freeloading parrots and the burden of carrying Earth's heavyset brother, Girth. Pamper your perches with today's Groupon to O Spa in Brooklyn or Garden City. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a 60-minute aromatherapy massage (a $90 value).
- For $59, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage and a 35-minute mini facial (a $135 total value).
O Spa's aestheticians and licensed massage therapists deliver relaxation with menus of massage and facial treatments. A one-hour aromatherapy massage combines a customized blend of fragrant essential oils drawn from herbs, plants, and fresh-baked focaccia bread. The therapist's skilled fingers work tension out of the muscles and improve circulation and eliminate toxins. Long, gliding strokes banish stress from head to toe during the 60-minute Swedish massage. Applying light to firm pressure depending on client preference, the Nordic kneading can energize the body and dump unwanted stress into the Baltic Sea, which processes it into an imperturbable calm and returns it to corporeal forms. The aesthetician starts the mini facial with a skin analysis, then gently cleanses, exfoliates, and tones clients' visages. A soothing mask hums quiet lullabies to pores, and moisturizer hydrates parched cheeks and chins.
The skilled technicians at all of O Spa's three beauty havens focus on fostering whole-body well-being as they tend to skin with more than 10 treatments, including more than 10 massage modalities. Advanced med-spa treatments include laser hair removal with the Eterna Giovinezza by Quanta System, which destroys follicles at the root with its heated rays in 15-minute to two-hour sessions. Permanent-makeup sessions focus on defining facial features with cosmetic tattoos. The areas are first covered with a topical anesthetic to make the experience more comfortable before a permanent-makeup artist inks the lids with faux eyeliner, fills in the brows, or creates the illusion of full lips by tattooing "I Heart Mom" around them.