In one of the most miraculous transformations in the natural world, an ugly caterpillar wraps itself in a cocoon and emerges six to eight weeks later as either a beautiful butterfly or a much-uglier caterpillar. Revel in a more predictable and effective beautifying treatment with today's Groupon: for $54, you get any type of Indulgence-style wrap at Spa at the Monastery and Suites (a $135 value).
The skilled therapists at Spa at the Monastery and Suites prepare clients for full-body wrap pampering in consultations discussing client injuries, illnesses, and desired treatment style. At the start of each 90-minute Indulgence therapy, body technicians swaddle clients in their choice of three body wraps. Aveda Caribbean therapy opens with a dry exfoliation, leading into a rising action of seaweed wrap, and ending with a massage of rolling credits. Customers can also opt for a seaweed wrap alone to slim and tone appendages, or mineral- and vitamin-rich Austrian moor mud to soothe anxious muscles. Clients then don towels and an insulating sheet to recline in a Vichy shower, relaxing on its cushioned bench under overhanging rows of showerheads. As the fixtures release a warming torrent, therapists apply a stream of pressurized water along both sides of the client's body to ease entrance of wrap nutrients and exit of trapped cell-phone signals.
Following the 70-minute treatment, clients enter a 20-minute rest period aiming to rebalance the body's internal workings. Clients undergo each treatment completely covered to protect privacy and ward off roving sponsorship logos. During each treatment, clients take in the old building's vintage door mouldings, pastel walls, and oriental rugs, basking in the light of brass chandeliers.