Giving yourself a back massage is impossible, much like keeping your eyes open while sneezing or reading an entire book. Give spines a rest with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$45 for a spa package for one person (an $85 total value) $85 for a spa package for two people (a $170 total value)
- 60-minute Swedish massage (a $70 value per person)
- 60-minute private mineral soak (a $15 value per person)
Gliding Swedish massage strokes dispel tension, boost blood circulation, and inspire a sense of calm. During the private bath, solo spa-goers or couples soak in natural, volcanic waters whose rare minerals are believed to contain healing properties.
Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center and Spa
Part historic landmark and part day spa, Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center and Spa has always been about one thing: the water. As stated in Healthy Beginnings Magazine, the site probably earned its name from Mark Twain, who is said to have likened its rising columns of steam with the steamboats he used to captain on the Mississippi River. The picturesque vapors emanated from what was the third-largest geyser in the United States, rivaled in majesty only by Old Faithful and the ears of an angry Yosemite Sam. Native people, settlers, and travelers seeking healing—including President Ulysses S. Grant—partook of the up to 80-foot-high waters before the geyser and springs dried up after an earthquake in 1900. Osteopath Dr. Edna Carver bought the property 25 years later and drilled down into the earth to once again unleash the artesian waters.
Today, temperature-controlled mineral water from the hot springs flows into soaking tubs and the steam room, nourishing skin with rare sulfate minerals including borax, silica, and magnesium. The center—which Kathika.com has named one of the best spas in Reno—keeps the tradition of healing alive with modernized treatments ranging from soothing massages to light, color, and sound therapy.