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 $32, you get a French strip bikini (a $40 value) and underarm wax (a $20 value) at Spa on the River in Baldwinsville (a $64.80 total value, including tax).
Spa on the River's experienced attendants bestow bodies with hair-free smoothness through a series of services performed in the comfort of a Roman-themed spa. Using a sensitive-skin-friendly waxing cream, experienced hair purger and spa owner Judith Santimaw targets bikini regions, including the panty line, lower derriere, and southern bellybutton, and preps bodies for confident gallops in swimsuits or effective undercover missions as dolphins. This Groupon also includes an underarm wax that smoothes out arm junctions to maximize the aerodynamics of celebratory roof-raising motions. After freeing skin from renegade follicles, Judith will apply a tea-tree-based lotion that soothes and calms the epidermis with promises of candy rewards for good behavior.
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.
2372 W Genesee Rd.
Baldwinsville, New York 13027