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 attention on your life vehicle with today’s Groupon to Spa on the River in Baldwinsville. Choose between the following options:
- For $37, you get a mani-pedi package (a $70 total value). The package includes the following:
- Prazza Venezia express manicure (a $20 value)
- Roman Roads Divine spa pedicure (a $50 value)
- Sistine Chapel paraffin treatments<p>
- For $40, you get a River Enhancement facial with an aromatherapy soak (an $80 value).
Spa on the River’s professionals bestow bodies with restorative facials and pampering mani-pedis performed in the comfort of a Roman-themed spa. Shoe-stuffers bask in the Roman Roads Divine spa pedicure’s Dead Sea–salt soak, which adds nail whitener to the mix to make nails as clean as a cherub in a dishwasher. Boot-bred calluses get the boot courtesy of an alpha-hydroxy-acid sea scrub, and leg and foot massages with aromatherapy silk oil relieve tension. Cucumber heel-therapy cream softens soles before technicians slick nails with designer polish. The Prazza Venezia express manicure shapes nails into attractive ovals for technicians to coat in pigment the way painters do to freshly primed rainbows.
Soothing music wafts through the air during the River Enhancement facial, a blend of seasonal ingredients that cleanses and hydrates skin. Soft puffs of steam follow to open pores and haul away their accumulated impurities and old TV Guides. A facial massage stimulates circulation to create a glowing complexion while feet swim in a fragrant foot soak in a copper foot bowl. Classical-style Roman statues dot the spa, and a mural across one wall depicts an idyllic garden setting.
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.