Giving yourself a massage, like throwing yourself a surprise birthday party or asking for your own hand in marriage, is a surefire disappointment. Leave kneading to the knowledgeable with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a couples aromatherapy massage with champagne and organic tea for two at Orchid Bloom Spa in Los Altos (a $220 value).
Orchid Bloom Spa's licensed muscle magicians perform vanishing acts on bodily gloom during one-hour couples aromatherapy sessions. Inside a private room, pairs recline on side-by-side massage tables while staffers untangle knots and limbs stuck in overly ambitious yoga poses. The enticing scent of essential oils fills the air during the 60-minute treatment, enhanced by aromatic sips of organic tea and bubbly champagne. Before sessions commence, guests can lounge, read, or devise odes to proffered strawberry beverages in a sunlit waiting area.
Orchid Bloom Spa
Orchid Bloom Spa inspires beauty and balance with practices from Thailand and Hungary. A Thai herbal massage relieves deep-seated tension with intense stretches as the essential oils of tumeric, lemongrass, and bergamot tickle the inner senses. Treatments deploy a selection of organic Hungarian products and Thailand's Harnn products, which the spa stocks for use at home or after a hard day at the abacus. Upon arriving at the spa, clients can sip a soothing strawberry beverage while relaxing in the sunlit waiting area.