Intense relaxation is always a good thing, unless your hand is on the throttle of a B-52 Stratofortress with an armed Special Weapons Emergency Separation System. Joyously surround yourself with relaxing services with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $100 worth of massages, facials, and body treatments at Seven Seas Spa & Salon. Seven Seas is a part of the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort.
This center of relaxation opened only a year ago, so the scene inside is peaceful and pristine. With deliberate intentions and intense deliberation, skilled massage therapists transport bodies to blissful planes where minds can bob up and down like q-tip buoys in a sea of cotton balls (one-hour massages begin at $87). The spa's half-hour Aveda Green Science facial applies nature directly to the dermis, employing plants’ powers to absorb lines and wrinkles into their own veiny skins ($47+). The hour-long body-polish treatment scrubs away scruffy shells, revealing layers of skin rendered invisible since rough-and-tumble sandboxing childhoods ($87). Other spa treatments include an exfoliating back treatment and a rosemary-mint awakening body wrap.
- Seven Seas is sleek in every sense of the word. White, lavender and lime hues with modern treatments and fixtures create a contemporary ambience. Sparkling crystal walls and white leather upholstery ooze a hip feel. – Maria Tettamanti, Miami Herald
- …It was different than any place I had ever been to. I actually came out and felt like a new person, I was so refreshed and really did have a chance to unwind… – florencia q., Yelp
Aveda Seven Seas Spa & Salon
The color scheme inside Aveda Seven Seas Spa & Salon transitions from chartreuse to cool blues, as if narrating, in color, the space's shift from the liveliness of the friendly stylists on the hair-salon floor to the relaxation of the soothing spa services. Using all-natural Aveda products, the hair designers snip away and demonstrate the skills they've learned in the educational workshops they attend regularly to keep abreast of the latest cut, color, and styling trends. Equally savvy spa technicians work back in the spa space, lit by royal-blue bulbs and accented by cascading light fixtures and wavy white walls. Inside private treatment rooms, gentle facials and massages immerse clients in soothing scents and sensations as effectively as a hot tub whose water has been replaced with aromatherapy oil.