Spending a day at a spa is a tranquil experience surpassed only by swimming in a pool filled with mashed potatoes or having a hand model slap you to sleep. Revive worn-out selves with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a power massage or a power facial at Spa Mariana in Birmingham (up to a $55 value).
Spa Mariana’s licensed staff—overseen by massage therapist and founder Maciek Lyko—beckons guests in need of pampering into their soothing confines for a range of rejuvenating spa services. During the 30-minute power massage, a pair of mitten fillers assuages aches with calculated strokes that borrow from different massage techniques, such as Swedish and deep-tissue. The massage also incorporates sweet-smelling essential oils for a relaxing, aromatic experience unlike napping in a sardine can. Alternatively, face-owners can opt for the 30-minute customized power facial, which cleanses and exfoliates countenances before moisturizing with an SPF solution that shields faces from sun rays and falling ACME anvils. Guests receive their spa treatments in Spa Mariana’s pleasant setting, doused with cooling hues and dotted with bursting decorative foliage.
Though Spa Mariana sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
A pale shade of robin's-egg blue washes over Spa Mariana's walls, throwing into stark relief the Asian-inspired décor lacquered in black and red. As the décor convinces guests’ eyes of the spa owner's aesthetic capability, their minds and bodies are relaxed at the hands of a trained massage therapist, yoga teacher, or esthetician. Clients seeking more specialized services can opt for a lesson in the Feldenkrais Method, a process that focuses the brain on forming new patterns to correct poor posture and unnecessary muscle contractions. Alternatively, clients can converse with the resident nutrition counselor to clean up eating habits or confirm that tomatoes are a fruit and cotton candy is a gift sent from the Greek god of carnival foodstuffs.
909 Haynes St.
Birmingham, Michigan 48009