It takes about 15 muscles to smile, 50 to frown, and 148 to save a curbside couch from life in a landfill. Soothe sympathetic sinews with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a 90-minute Thai Royal massage at Sabai Thai Spa (a $199 value). This Groupon is valid at locations in North Vancouver, Vancouver, and West Vancouver.
Sabai Thai Spa's experienced staff wield Thai massage techniques to restore tense bodies to a serene, supple state. Customized 90-minute sessions begin with a series of flowing, full-body stretches and pressure-point massage techniques. A foot reflexology massage hones in on weary feet to relieve tension and increase circulation, and a reflexology hand massage gently kneads overwrought hands and wrists to ensure dexterous sock-puppet performances. Finally, a Neti facial massage extends the stress-subduing treatment to the scalp, face, and neck, aiming to clear lymphatic pathways and minimize the appearance of facial puffiness and fine lines. Organic skincare products and hot, jasmine-scented towels further enhance the soothing experience, helping to vanquish aches accumulated over the years of backpacks, piggyback rides, and freeloading parrots.
Sabai Thai Spa
Healing others has been a part of Neata Auttapong’s life since she was a child growing up in Thailand, where, as Fresh Vancouver noted, she began learning the art of Thai massage at the age of 12. Years of learning holistic practices from the top healers in Thailand eventually led Neata to Vancouver, and since arriving, she’s opened three Sabai Thai Spa locations. Perhaps the spa’s expansion can be chalked up to the waterfall of accolades it’s gained, including praise from The Express show on Shaw TV and from _Coco Magazine_in Japan.
At each location, staff members reach for Éminence Organic Skin Care products during nine types of facials, and they send clients home with organic products from Dannyco and SpaRitual. Sabai’s menus are also packed with 14 types of massages, which clients can enhance with aromatic scents, exfoliating body wraps, and a refreshing mani-pedi that leaves digits cleaner than Mr. Clean’s morning kids show after the censors get through with it.