If you've ever sat beside a roaring fire, wishing its flame fingers would reach out and massage your aches and pains away, today's Groupon gives you all the warmth of a fire massage without the uncomfortable burns with a hot-stone massage package at Plaza West Massage and Day Spa. Choose between the following options:
• For $59, you get a one-hour hot stone massage with personal aromatherapy blend and a thirty-minute sauna (a $130 value).
• For $119, you get a two-hour hot stone massage with personal aromatherapy blend, a one-hour sauna, a Thai herbal facial massage, and a spa gift bag (a $240 value).
Plaza West Massage and Day Spa employs multitudinous massage techniques and aromatherapy treatments to knead away tension clusters and restore clients to their limber lifestyles. Therapists blend the soothing sweeps of heated volcanic stones into the traditional motions of Swedish, trigger point therapy, or deep tissue massage, bolstering the treatment's anxiety-abolishing effects and giving the recipient the power to stop molten rock in its tracks. Aromas extracted from plants, flowers, and wax statues of movie starlets also serve to enhance the therapeutic properties of the procedure. A soothing sauna visit ensures that tension permanently vacates tenderized tendons via sweat gland slides.
The package that includes the Thai herbal facial pampers guests with a secret blend of aromatic herbs, which healing hands tie into a muslin ball and steam before applying to the skin. The accompanying gift bag sends newly relaxed clients home with a combination hand-and-foot balm, soap, or massage oil from the spa's exclusive line. After therapy, clients may meditate upon their newfound elasticity in robes provided by the spa, or wash the weariness away for good in on-site showers or outdoor sprinkler systems.
Plaza West Massage & Day Spa
Even as a 4-year-old growing up in Honolulu, Vee Osborne was drawn to Hawaiian shamanism and the Huna philosophy, which stresses the balance of the mind, body, and spirit through one’s actions. Her early passion for healing others led her down the path to becoming a hypnotherapist, reiki master, and ordained minister before she funneled her devotion to creating harmony and guiding others toward wellness into Plaza West Massage & Day Spa. Here, clouds of gentle music and the scent of essential oils greet her guests, who slip into robes and sip wine as they unwind. And Vee’s Hawaiian roots remain readily apparent, inspiring the spa’s potted palms, bamboo massages, piña-colada scrubs, and wall-sized pictures that bring Pacific beaches to Kansas.
Vee’s healing services go beyond relaxation, though. Her team of massage therapists kneads aching muscles with Swedish, trigger-point, and deep-tissue modalities, deepening their knot-fighting effect with volcanic stones and essential oils. After a body wrap with Dead Sea salts or a glycolic peel, guests can visit the two-tiered sauna or extend their rejuvenation with an energy-balancing reiki session. The spa also delves into treatments that rely on electronic frequencies, such as a tri-phasic resonator, which fights cellulite, or quantum electro-ionization, which aims to diminish blemishes rather than cover them up with white-out. Before heading home, clients can pick up body and facial products from Vee’s eponymous line, such as Island Essence hair products, complete with tropical scents.
1201 W 47th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64112