When a friend says he's got your back, he might be an enemy trying to steal your most massageable body part. Beware of relaxation bandits with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a one-hour Elemental Nature Massage with sauna and steam-room amenities (a $110 total value) at Rêve SpaSalon in downtown San Mateo.
Each hour-long Elemental Nature Massage ($75 value) is personalized based upon the Aveda Elemental Nature philosophy and the favorite Aveda aromas of individual noses. Rather than kneading your name in cursive, the personalized treatment will utilize a blend of techniques that may include Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, and reflexology, or, when gestationally appropriate, prenatal. Stop sweating the small things or the giant pieces of furniture that weigh down living-room rearrangements with steam-room and sauna amenities ($35). Arrive early to enjoy the heat therapies before your appointment, or continue to melt muscles beyond the post-massage soft-butter stage afterward.
As one of the largest Aveda spas in Northern California, Rêve (French for "dream") uses all Aveda products for its treatments. With ample parking, even the world right outside the salon is a sanctuary of serenity.
This deal is valid for new clients only.
Though Rêve SpaSalon has yet to receive many online reviews, nine Yelpers give it an average of four stars.
- I get a massage at least 6 times a year and he is one of the best I have ever had. His back work is especially enticing and new. He focused on the spine for a long time and it really relaxed me. – Erin S.
- I very much enjoyed my 60 minute massage, which included a pass to their sauna and steam room, both of which were very relaxing. – Amir K.
Luxury Spa, an Aveda spa, nourishes faces and bodies with natural and sustainable products made from plant botanicals. Guests can sip complimentary tea or browse the spa's expansive Aveda products boutique as they wait for their relaxing services. They then head back to cozy, private treatment rooms, where an aesthetician or massage therapist performs a consultation and reads their dream journal in order to create a customized treatment.
These include everything from Elemental facials, which treat such conditions as acne, fine lines, and dryness, to massages enhanced with soothing Aveda aromas. Over in the nail salon, technicians groom finger- and toenails before swiping on vibrant coats of polish.
241 S San Mateo Dr.
San Mateo, California 94401Get Directions