Inaccessible to the hands, back musculature often falls prey to freeloading "kick me" signs and hitchhiking parrots. Liberate a beleaguered back with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a one-hour massage (up to a $90 value), a respiratory and facial rejuvenation aromatherapy steam (a $10 value), and take-home bath salts (a $3.95 value) at Spiritus Wellness in West Vancouver (up to a $103.95 total value).
At Spiritus Wellness, the trained hands of a certified massage therapist pamper pelts with luxurious spa treatments. Patrons can choose from a variety of muscle-melting massages, including a liberating and toxin-releasing deep tissue massage. Amid massage bliss, a staff member will place a flow of steam below the face to allow a choice of aromatic scents to cleanse respiratory systems while refreshing the skin. Continue the halcyonic journey at home with a two-ounce package of aroma bath salts in lavender and juniper berry for calm, eucalyptus and cedarwood for energy, geranium and rosemary for balance, or asteroid dust for zero-gravity sleep.
When the economy started to tank a few years back, Taneal Cutting decided to trust her instincts and abandon her seemingly secure corporate job to open her own massage studio. A certified bodywork practitioner and registered aromatherapist with a passion for blending essential oils, Taneal opened Spiritus Wellness, where she alleviates aches and empties bodies of toxins with diverse bodywork techniques and adroit application of body products. Taneal kneads stiffened musculature with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages and applies a relaxing Swedish massage variant to pregnant women and overworked storks. She infuses the confines of her studio with intermingling aromas of herbal teas, mint water, and a blend of essential oils. Her patrons can continue relaxing at home after perusing an assortment of bath salts, custom body butters, and sugar scrubs.