Without spas, terrycloth bathrobes would have to make ends meet by taking part-time jobs as car-wash rags and Muppets. Help keep bathwear gainfully employed with today's Groupon to Skin Essence. Choose between two options:
- For $35, you get a 55-minute deep-tissue massage (a $70 value) with aromatherapy (a $10 value); (an $80 total value).
- For $50, you get a 75-minute hot-stone massage (a $110 value).
The experienced muscle tamers at Skin Essence subdue aches and coax placidity out of hiding with deep-tissue and hot-stone massage sessions. Surrender closely guarded fibers to the deep-tissue massage, whose slow, firmly applied strokes hypnotize protective skin shields and the uppermost muscular layers before sneaking past to relieve tension in subterranean tissue. Clients can choose from organic aroma-therapeutic oils in a variety of scents for a simultaneous olfactory pampering. Skin Essence recommends that patrons drink plenty of water to flush out unwelcome toxins and pigeons that have been squatting in the knots of overworked muscle trees.
During the hot-stone massage, the therapist kneads muscles with heated basalt stones and cool marble stones, which work in tandem to loosen taut tissues, alleviating tenderness, boosting blood circulation, and soothing pain from unexpected heating bills. Skin Essence wraps its guests in opulence, exuding regality with classical archways, elegant draping, and ornate lighting fixtures. Warm earth tones placate eyeballs overworked by magic-eye puzzles, and sand-colored tiling provides a comfortable ambiance for crustaceans looking to shed their shells.
Skin Essence A Day Spa
Aesthetician Lina Yang trained as a medical professional in China before making her way to the United States. After arriving in the States, she studied aesthetics with dermatologist Dr. James Fulton, who went on to codevelop the topical acne treatment Retin-A. Today, Lina—whose numerous credentials include an international certification in Xtreme lash extensions—owns and operates Skin Essence. Stationed in her warmly lit spa, Lina relies on 20 years of experience and a team of skincare professionals to rejuvenate complexions and pamper bodies with a full menu of medical-grade spa treatments. The staff specializes in diamond-peel-microdermabrasion treatments and nonsurgical face-lifts, both of which help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, and discoloration; clients may see noticeable improvement in their skin after one visit.
8340 Bandford Way
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615