Like fine marble statues, human bodies must be touched up on a regular basis lest their surfaces dull, their north sides moss, and their forearms fall off. Lavish your life vehicle with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a Prazza Venezia express manicure (a $19 value), a Sistine Chapel paraffin hand treatment (a $25 value), and a Roman Roads "Divine" spa pedicure (a $50 value) at Spa on the River in Baldwinsville (a $94 total value).
Spa on the River mingles Italian-themed spa services with the soothing burbles of the nearby Seneca River. Commence your Roman holiday with a 15-minute Prazza Venezia express manicure, as nails are shaped, groomed, and colored using polish or a paintball gun. Continue the ancient tradition of heat therapy with a Sistine Chapel paraffin hand treatment, trapping moisture like a Roman nobleman in a boring conversation with Michelangelo.
Pamper peds with the Roman Roads “Divine” spa pedicure, a 40-minute treatment that commences with a relaxing eucalyptus soak, enriched with Dead Sea salts and pepper harvested from water parks. The spa’s experienced attendants then use an alpha-hydroxy-acid sea scrub to exfoliate away dead skin cells. Nail whitener is applied to parched toenails, allowing feet to gleam like uncovered pearls before being cleaned, filed, and shaped. A gentle leg and foot massage uses an aromatherapy massage silk oil to calm appendages, and cucumber healing cream consoles grieving skin over the loss of its calluses.
Spa on The River
Spa on The River's menu of Old World Italian–themed services are inspired by owner Judith Santimaw's world travels, which have included stops in Rome, Milan, Tokyo, and Singapore. Her cross-country and international journeys uncover the latest spa treatments and techniques, ranging from raindrop therapy with essential oils to Roman-style "Sistine Chapel" paraffin treatments that leave hands soft and free from paint chips. Santimaw shares her discoveries not only with her team of aestheticians, stylists, and massage therapists, but also with students at the Phillips Hairstyling Institute, where she earned professional degrees in nail specialty and cosmetology.
Guests can relax into salon stations or pedicure thrones flanked by Romanesque statues as the soothing sound of water comes from a lion-faced fountain inside and the Seneca River outside. Behind them, a full-wall mural depicts a lush garden scene complete with a grandiose fountain. Clients dry newly painted nails by the fireplace or head to the dock behind the spa to give any lingering stress a Viking funeral.