Like collectible action figures or mummies stolen in museum heists, bodies must be wrapped to maintain their full value. Fetch your highest possible price with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a 50-minute spa package at spaViolet in Solana Beach (a $135 value). The package includes:
- One Shrinking Violet infrared body wrap (a $75 value)
- One lemon-balm foot mask with reflexology treatment (a $60 value)
Spunky attitudes and serious skincare collide at spaViolet, where seasoned professionals slay stress with soothing treatments and a pinch of sass. Bundle up in an ultraviolet cocoon designed to relieve pain and circulate stagnant fluids with the Shrinking Violet infrared body wrap, a treatment said to burn up to 1,200 calories in one 50-minute sitting and promote the growth of butterfly wings over multiple sessions. Infrared heat penetrates to the body’s core, working to assuage aching joints and reduce water bills bloated from years of appeasing muscles with daily baths of herbal tea.
The lemon-balm foot mask and reflexology treatment begins with a scrub that rewards toes for years of thankless transportation. Then warm compresses prep toes to wriggle into infrared luminescence that allows them to quickly absorb moisture. Spa guests arrive at the summit of relaxation with a reflexology massage that helps feet recover from their never-ending boxing match with the pavement and lets them happily skip back through the spa’s deep-purple cottage door and up the brick-lined path.
Behind spaViolet's deep-purple cottage door, aestheticians such as Gina Lomiglio lavish clients with beautifying services in an oasis whose homey comforts have been praised by San Diego magazine. Retro barber chairs gaze out upon overhanging bougainvillea outside as aestheticians prettify nails. Their soothing exfoliations freshen the skin, and body wraps include stints in the Vichy shower, which has six showerheads. While they minister to bodies within the 1950s-style setting, sassy spa-tenders are as likely to offer a cup of tea or an amusing anecdote as they are to delve into the theory behind their spa procedures or Burger King's inexplicable lack of spa procedures—what kind of royal establishment doesn’t offer them?
735 S Cedros Ave.
Solana Beach, California 92075