Like an iceberg, beauty mostly resides below the surface, but only its visible portion can gain the attention of an ocean liner. Look shipshape with today’s Groupon to Spa by Lenice in Salt Spring Island. Choose between the following options:
- For $99, you get a spa package (a $218.40 total value, including HST) that includes:
- A spa Wrapsody wrap (a $65 value)
- A spa vichy shower (a $45 value)
A one-hour Swedish massage (an $85 value)
- For $55, you get an ultimate spa facial (a $117.60 value, including HST).
The spa therapists at Spa by Lenice cosset clients with indulgent treatments for the skin and body. During the 90-minute spa facial, aestheticians dissolve surface grime with sudsy solvents before pilfering pores with extractions and exfoliating loose-leaf cells. While a mask nourishes hungry mugs, complexion curators navigate the hands, feet, and the upper body, untangling musculature knotted from bench-pressing pianos. Those opting for the spa package begin with a body wrap, during which technicians dry-brush skin before painting limbs with moisturizing elixirs. Afterward, a vichy shower cleanses reclining patrons for their Swedish massage, a parade of gentle effleurage strokes across tense figures and their sympathy-pained shadows.
Spa by Lenice sprawls across the waterfront, where patrons can sip a cup of tea or juggle potted plants as they take in unobstructed views of the Georgia Strait from the outdoor deck. Inside, the treatment suites’ gauzy curtains lap against walls awash in shades of blue, their ivory hue letting natural light seep into the room.