The world's first day-spa owner invited clients to "experience the healing powers of this here tar pit," which was bad news for his clientele but invaluable for modern-day archaeologists. Preserve well-being without becoming permanently preserved with today's Groupon to Spa Cantik and Salon. Choose from the following options:
• For $20, you get a Thai yoga massage (a $40 value).
• For $20, you get a Swedish relaxation massage (a $40 value).
• For $20, you get a reflexology massage (a $40 value).
The certified therapists at Spa Cantik and Salon ease achy muscles with a variety of half-hour massages meant to induce relaxation and curtail tension. The Thai yoga massage stretches strained limbs and joints with a therapist-led rhythmic sequence designed to nourish muscles and provoke migrating turtles to walk across backs. Like yoga, the massage occurs on floor mats, and customers wear loose-fitting clothing instead of lathering up in oily lotions. Alternatively, assume a more traditional approach with a Swedish massage, which calls on experienced hands to gently fan through five styles of long, soothing strokes to reduce soreness and stiffness. Reflexology's holistic method firmly targets pressure points in the feet, hands, ears, fingers, and rat-tails in hopes of relieving pain throughout the body.
Most businesses rest on a foundation of steel or concrete, but owner Karen Legendre founded Spa Cantik on a single word—a word she learned while traveling through Indonesia: Chant’ tik. Defined as ‘beautiful, lovely, enchanting,’ Spa Cantik doubly mirrors its definition. The luxurious spa is decorated in rich earth-toned colors, towering framed mirrors, and antique furniture. But the décor is not the only embodiment of Chan’ tik; traditional spa and salon services, such as haircuts, nail care, and facials, become VIP excursions in the hands of the attentive staff. And exotic treatments such as Javanese Lulur body treatments—once practiced in Indonesian palaces— and wasabi and organic ginger baths, share the essence of Chan’ tik with every guest.