Being beautiful is hard work, which is why, when viewed up close, most supermodels resemble elderly oil-rig workers. Become inspectably beautiful with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a one-hour mud-mask facial and a one-hour massage with back mud and body polish at Sanctuary MedSpa in Merced (a $280 value). Step into Sanctuary MedSpa’s soothing confines, where the spa's physicians supervise a facial and massage that leave fleshoskeletons as smooth as an alliterative haiku read aloud in French. The mud-mask facial (a $155 value) moisturizes and softens the skin, using mineral-rich glacial clay to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. Afterward, the sanctuary massage (a $125 value) spreads a sugar-and-salt back polish across contoured bodies to gently exfoliate, detoxify, and soothe aching muscles as they are kneaded and pampered like a newborn loaf of bread. Founded by Dr. Rosalind D. Mitchell, Sanctuary MedSpa promotes inner peace and external beauty with physician-directed procedures complete with a full line of post-facial and post-procedure products to maintain a youthful and invigorative spirit at home.
At Sanctuary MedSpa the staff believes beauty starts at the skin. That's why all of its services—from Botox injections to laser hair removal to photofacials—are designed to beautify complexions and skin surfaces. For a more holistic route toward radiant skin, Sanctuary also offers nutritional services that warn against the dangers of washing your face with a cheeseburger.