Body wraps were invented by the Egyptians, who somehow knew mankind would one day need mummies to play the saxophone solos in Halloween party songs. Do the mash with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a 50-minute infrared body wrap, reflexology treatment, and lemon-balm foot mask at spaViolet, located in Solana Beach's design district (a $135 value).
The seasoned, fun-loving staff at spaViolet is dedicated to relaxing world-weary bodies and minds. Let them tenderly cocoon you in the infrared body wrap, a sugar-free concoction designed to relieve pain, improve circulation, and burn up to 1,200 calories in one session ($75). The lemon-balm foot mask and reflexology treatment begins with an exfoliating scrub, then applies a moisturizing citrus balm to renewed hooves ($60). Warm compresses gently squeeze toes like a hug from a sunbathing sloth, locking moisture in under infrared luminescence for optimum absorption. Subdue stressed or bewildered feet with the reflexology treatment, an intricate massage that conjures relaxation via gentle pressure, friction, and 20-sided die rollings. Beauty seekers are welcomed into spaViolet's mod, retro-style cottage house trimmed with deep, soothing shades of purple.
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 92075Get Directions