After spending all night being bossed around by the subconscious, the mind takes out its frustration on the body by stubbing its toes and making it hit itself. Intercede on your frame's behalf with today's Groupon to Parlour on the Avenue in Harrison, about 35 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Choose between the following options:
- For $38, you get the Dead Sea–salt scrub or body polish with an aromatherapy steam sauna (a $75 value).
- For $60, you get a hydrating body wrap with any Victorian bubble tub bath or soak (a $90 value) plus aromatherapy (a $30 value).
Parlour on the Avenue secrets guests away behind the brick façade of its historic building, where trained aestheticians administer spa services. Frames rest in the aromatherapy steam sauna to prep for the Dead Sea–salt body scrub, which exfoliates skin and polishes away dull outer epidermises to leave the human surface lustrous, moisturized, and smooth. Essential oils create aromatherapeutic clouds of nose-relaxing pleasantry before the horizontal line of showerheads in the Vichy shower spritzes guests as they recline beneath. A complimentary drink and snack round out the 60–90 minute mollycoddle. Guests opting for the aromatherapy hydrating body wrap begin with the Vichy shower before being cocooned in rich, moisturizing folds, a modern version of anti-hydrating mummification treatments. As frames are wrapped, a soothing scalp treatment de-stresses noggins, and aromatherapeutic scents fill the room to completely relax senses. After a break for a snack and beverage, guests unwind in the Victorian bubble tub with a soothing soak for sensitive skin, an uplifting soak imbued with citrus and green tea, a muscle aches soak, or a whey bath.
Guests may also upgrade to the Moor Mud cocoon wrap (an additional $20), the Parafango slimming body wrap (an additional $50) or the Intense body contouring wrap (an additional $80). The value of the Groupon may also be applied to any Victorian wet spa package, the perfect gift for a visiting English otter queen; wet spa packages range from $140–$275.
Parlour on the Avenue
It’s hard to tell if you’re walking into a pedicure studio or a Victorian sitting room. A client relaxes in a throne-like leather chair while a nail technician tends to her feet, and yet it feels as though a butler could walk in at any moment with high tea. Perhaps it’s the nail technicians, who seem to be fawning over royalty, or perhaps it’s the room’s ornate mouldings, matching the patterned wallpaper and rug, and polished hardwood floors. That distinct sense of place elevates both of Parlour on the Avenue’s locations, both housed in buildings constructed in the 1800s—one receiving a preservation award from Indiana Landmarks—and both with two floors bedecked in Victorian decor.
On the ground floors, the staff dotes over visitors with hair, nail, skin, and spa services. The second floors house Victorian wet spas—spaces where clients enjoy privacy and indulgent services such as whey baths, hot-stone massages, and stories read by Charles Dickens. To enhance the results of each service, Parlour’s team recommends aftercare products from its stock, such as lotions from Hempz Body Care and Pino and face-care formulas from Control Corrective.
120 Harrison Ave.
Harrison, Ohio 45030