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: for $69, you get a spa package at Seidou Salon Spa in Wayzata (a $150 value). The spa package includes the following:
- A 30-minute Express Aveda Facial (a $45 value)
- A 30-minute massage (a $45 value)
- A manicure (a $25 value)
- A pedicure (a $35 value)<p>
Clients have a choice from the following massage types: * Seidou (relaxation/Swedish) * Chakra-balancing massage * Hot-stone massage * Head massage<p>
Seidou—from the Japanese word meaning “sanctuary”—sends healing echoes through muscle barriers during 30-minute massages that take place inside a red- and gold-walled private room. The Seidou Swedish massage channels the long, flowing strokes of sign-language auctioneers to quicken blood circulation, and hot-stone massages drape backs in heated rocks to relieve overall body tension. The head massage homes in on tense cranial muscles to relieve eyestrain and brow furrows that have frozen in place, and then migrates down the neck and shoulders to release upper-body stress.
As torsos steep in postmassage bliss, a facial scours pores to revitalize complexions in just 30 minutes so that clients have time to draft thank-you letters to the mailman for delivering thank-you letters to other mailmen. A manicure and pedicure fine-tune phalanges with a nail shaping and buffing. The service’s exfoliating foot scrub sloughs off calluses and dry patches, and its final hydrating mask seals in moisture.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Seidou Salon Spa a spot on Groupon’s Best of 2011 list.
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.
3502 Shoreline Dr.
Wayzata, Minnesota 55391