Much like an automobile, the human body requires proper care to stay healthy and good-looking for calendar photos. Maintain your natural mode of transportation with today's Groupon: for $55, you get one of four spa services at Sand Dollar Spa & Massage in University Place (up to a $149 value). Services can be chosen from the following:
- A 60-minute Swedish massage and mini facial ($110 value)
- A 45- to 60-minute sugar scrub ($110 value)
- A 60-minute Laminaire seaweed wrap ($110 value)
- An in-office teeth-whitening treatment (a $149 value)
Voted one of Washington's top five best spa retreats in 2010 by CityVoter, Sand Dollar Spa & Massage spruces up epidermises and melts anxiety with a soothing slate of spa services. In a 60-minute massage session, soft music plays within a private room as a seasoned knot whisperer delves into tension with long, smooth strokes and a custom approach, addressing individual muscle issues, such as never being picked first for kickball. Meanwhile, a steaming face towel exorcises impurities from the skin and a rich moisturizer smoothes and softens visages. Packed with aromatic oils and ambrosial sugar grains, an exfoliating sugar scrub ousts expired skin cells before being swept up with scented towels and replaced by a hydrating body lotion, polishing bodies to a silky sheen. A seaweed wrap infuses skin with nourishing vitamins and minerals sourced from the sea, and finishes up with a tension-taming lotion massage. Reinvigorate lackluster masticators with the teeth-whitening treatment, which uses a peroxide gel and a blue LED light to polish mouth gems. Teeth, like a lazy light bulb, get from two to eight shades brighter in 20 minutes.
Sand Dollar Spa & Massage
When licensed massage therapist Karen Garry first opened Sand Dollar Spa & Massage, it only made sense that her husband, Matt, join the team. After all, she’s not the only massage therapist in the family. With his expertise in sports therapy and her skill at creating relaxing spa treatments, the duo managed to transform a humble practice into a booming success, even garnering a nomination from King 5 as one of the best massages in western Washington.
Though the staff aim to create an environment of healing and ease, choosing which treatment to enjoy can be rather difficult. They offer nine massage modalities, including Swedish, volcanic stone, and a four-handed treatment, during which two massage therapists work on a single client. Spa treatments, such as sugar or sea-salt scrubs and seaweed body wraps, rejuvenate bodies from the inside out with skin-softening formulas. Across the spa, in-office teeth-whitening sessions can enhance smiles by up to eight shades in 20 minutes, or 1/200,000 of the shelf life of a Twinkie. Committed to supporting their community, Karen and Matt donate both their time and gift certificates to local organizations, such as Evergreen Primary School, University Place Volunteer Center, and Charles Wright Academy.