Like watching a sitcom or chugging hot chocolate, getting a massage is one of the most relaxing ways to spend a half hour. Unwind without an intermission with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a 30-minute Swedish massage at Ryan Mansion (a $77 value).
Ryan Mansion, a small luxury hotel awarded five stars by Canada Select, employs expert spa therapists who use Ayurvedic-inspired techniques and Panpuri spa products to relax clients during half-hour massages. After sipping tea, clients enter a private spa suite to remove clothes and exchange business cards with a personal massage table. Visitors consult with spa therapists, who massage the body's most problematic areas and knead muscles to decrease tension. At any time during the massage, clients can request that the therapists change the massage's pressure, the room's temperature, the earth's speed of rotation, or the volume of the room's ambient music.
Spa visitors can arrive 15 minutes early to lounge in front of the waiting room's fireplace and make multiple descents down a wooden staircase designed by the same craftsmen who worked on the interiors of the Titanic. While moon walking to their private rooms, visitors can admire the luxurious mansion's ornate furnishings, wooden mouldings, and paintings. For an additional fee, clients can upgrade their massage to any other spa service except the couples spa suite.