Bodies that are properly cared for perform better, which explains why most Olympic records are held by reanimated mummies. Go for the pharaoh’s gold with today’s Groupon to Seidou Salon Spa in Wayzata. Choose from the following options:
- For $65, you get a spa package for one (a $145 value) that includes:
- One-hour massage
- One-hour Aveda facial<p>
- For $129, you get a spa package for two (a $290 value) that includes:
- Two-person one-hour massage
- One-hour Aveda facial per person<p>
Choose from the following massage types:
- Seidou (relaxation/Swedish)
- Deep tissue
- Hot stone
Seidou—from the Japanese word meaning “sanctuary”—sends healing echoes through muscle barriers with 60-minute massages and invigorates the senses with 60-minute Aveda facials. Inside a regal, red- and gold-walled private room, a skilled massage therapist knights humble muscles with the patron’s choice of massage style. The Seidou Swedish massage channels the long, flowing strokes of sign-language auctioneers to quicken blood circulation, and hot-stone massages employ heated rocks to relieve overall body tension. The deep-tissue kneading administers firm pressure to persuade chronically aching lower-layer muscles to reveal their secrets. As torsos steep in postmassage bliss, a 60-minute facial marinates features in the exhilarating botanical extracts of Aveda specialty skincare products, deeply scouring pores to bring about a revitalized complexion.
Alternatively, a two-person massage and facial activate all the sense-cosseting prowess of the one-person spa package but is administered in tandem—ideal for relaxation-seeking couples and down-on-their-luck yodeling partners in need of a big break.
Seidou Salon Spa
One look around Seidou Salon Spa tells clients what level of luxury they can expect to find there. From the mounted flat-screen TV that hangs in front of the black leather styling chairs to the porcelain footbaths that squat at the foot of two padded pedicure thrones, the setting suggests a dedication to pampering rarely seen outside of an Olympic cooing match. The private treatment rooms where massages take place even feature a corner tub, in which clients can indulge in hydrotherapy treatments that either relieve soreness with camphor or soften skin with mango, lime, and aloe.
The center's treatments range in nature from clinical to holistic, sometimes incorporating solutions of lactic or salicylic acid—chemical peels—and sometimes favoring Eastern healing methods—acupuncture and chakra-balancing massages. As an Aveda salon, Seidou Salon Spa has access to popular hair-color and conditioning products, and it upholds this standard by also carrying nail polish from OPI, skin creams from PCA Skin, and appointment books made of recycled newspaper clippings of the first moon landing.