Like the best pie dough, your body needs to be moisturized, kneaded, and smoothed before it's ready to be filled with apples and flung against a loved one. Get a delicious, crumb-free exterior with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a customized treatment facial (an $85 value) or 90-minute Swedish, deep tissue, Indian head, hot stone, or prenatal massage (an $80 value) at Renaissance Salon & Day Spa in downtown Visalia.
Inside its golden, Romanesque spa space, Renaissance and its legions of 25-plus cater to muscles, manes, and minds. After an initial consultation, the skincarists will design a treatment facial for your skin condition. Each service includes a sudsy, double cleansing of cheeks, chins, and noses, along with exfoliation and necessary extractions. During the cleaning, a beauty-savvy cartographer assesses skin topography in preparation for a Face Mapping, which, in addition to targeting skin tone with steam treatment, determines whether or not your face is caked in peanut butter. All cleansing is followed with a face, neck, and shoulder massage, along with a clarifying masque and moisturizer.
Those seeking total body solace may opt for a 90-minute Swedish, deep tissue, Indian head, hot stone, or prenatal massage. Swedish stimulates circulation and promotes muscle relaxation, whereas hot stones apply pressure to tense areas without using a carpenter's vise. Using ancient alternative-medicine principles, Indian head massage relieves psychological stress by tuning flat-sounding energy flow, or chakras.