Muscles, like the tails of sleeping cats or levers labeled “drain ocean,” were never meant to be pulled. Reverse the damage with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a couples-massage package that includes chocolates served in a candlelit room at The Oasis Salon & Spa in Springfield (a $150 value).
The Oasis Salon & Spa’s skilled massage therapists team up during one-hour couples massages to help to imbue bodies with supple, pillowy feelings of relaxation. Pairs of spa-goers can saunter into a private treatment room, which the staff sprinkles with chocolates and permeates with the warm glow of soft, flickering candles that burn gently, like a star whose core is chamomile tea instead of plasma hydrogen. Two treatment beds, nuzzled side by side, create a tranquil atmosphere in which couples can enjoy each other's company while soft music floats around.
A pair of therapists animates the Swedish modality to send serenity gliding across bodies, from which tension flees in fear. To encourage the best possible results, the experts coat their hands in exotic essential oils, helping to destress stiff muscles, stimulate circulation, and expunge unwanted toxins. The 60-minute experience aims to leave clients feeling refreshed and more limber than Gumby moonlighting as a slinky.
The Oasis Salon & Spa
The Oasis Salon & Spa’s team complements its services with products developed by professional skincare, hair, and nail specialists. This harmonious marriage is nowhere more evident than in the salon, where formulas from Joico add new dimension to hair and boar-bristle brushes from Aquage help stylists coax out tangles.
The spa’s aestheticians formulate their custom facials with Dermalogica skincare products developed by the International Dermal Institute. After thoroughly cleansing pores with these powerful formulas they may use Mirabella Beauty mineral makeups to add some much-needed flair to rock collections. Not to be outdone, nail technicians finish off their spa mani-pedis with vibrant shades of OPI polish. In private massage rooms therapists rely on their own nimble hands to dissipate tension during Swedish and deep-tissue massages.