The skin of alligators is scaly and dotted with rough osteoderms because the notoriously stubborn reptiles refuse to make use of the natural spa treatments available to them in the Louisiana bayous. Show our reptilian friends the power of Big Easy-inspired spa service with today's Groupon: For $99, you get a four-service spa package at Soothe Your Senses Day Spa (an $180 value), located in Edgewater.
Soothe Your Senses uses age-old plant poultice recipes to work modern marvels on aching backs, tired feet, and skin ailments. Experience the thrill of therapeutic thoroughness with the four services included in this deal: a 45-minute massage, an aromatherapy steam room treatment, a facial, and a pedicure. During the therapeutic massage ($60), feel the tension ticks scamper out of your body with slow strokes and deep pressure hitting the aches in the innermost layers of your muscles. The aromatherapy steam room ($25) marches mellowing mists into your nostrils, calming you down as you intake the sweet scents of Soothe Your Sense's signature oil blends, while the power cleanse facial ($30) clears up pores and unclutters skin vents with a steam, exfoliation, and hydration treatment. Cap off your salon-spurred salvation with Soothe Your Senses' Perfect Pedicure ($65), a 75-minute war on worn-down walking appendages with a refreshing foot bath, a renewing foot scrub, a reviving crème application, and a replenishing leg and foot moisturizer. All of these services must be redeemed in one day - however, you can split this Groupon with a friend, provided you can both agree on who gets what.
Wrought-iron balconies, exposed brick, and a waiting area that looks like a New Orleans courtyard garden make for enduring southern comfort in this Bayou-inspired spa. Owner Gretchen Halpin's grandfather was a trained traiteur, or Cajun faith-healer, who dished out healing salves and potions made from bayou roots and leaves. Halpin inherited his cherished secrets and decided to sell them by starting a spa and purchasing a Monarch 1131. Get your Groupon and schedule your appointment for sweet swamp-inspired spa serenity.
- When you walk in you are transformed to New Orleans' French Quarter. The owner and family are steeped in old world remedies you are sure to find something that you love and need...Oh, and their facials are to die for!!! – Sarah G., Insider Pages
- What a great gem hidden outside the city. The warm and friendly enviroment [sic] and staff make any service you have there so relaxing. I can't believe I didn't find this sooner. I'm letting the cat out of the bag. YOU HAVE TO GO! – dpearse, Citysearch
- This is an oasis in Edgewater. With its exposed brick and hardwood floors, it has an urban earthy aesthetic. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. There are a variety of treatments, from basic skin care to more esoteric wraps and baths, even chakra balancing. – Amy M., Yelp
Soothe Your Senses Day Spa
The aestheticians at Soothe Your Senses Day Spa draw inspiration from two generations of Creole healing when doling out spa treatments infused with aromatherapy and healing herbs. Services catered toward men and women help banish impurities in muscles, pores, and spirit animals with Eastern healing traditions such as reiki massage and energy therapy. Three levels of spa membership offer discounts on services and workshops, and spa packages pamper clients with half- or full-day programs of massages, nailcare, and facials.