There's nothing more beautiful than the innocence of a child, unless that child is covered in pie filling. Outbeauty pie-gobbling youth with the help of today's Groupon: for $29, you will receive a personalized Signature V Facial (an $85 value) or a one-hour Swedish massage (an $80 value) from Studio V, located in Akron General Health & Wellness Center West on Medina Road. Studio V was voted a 2010 Top 5 Best Facial in the Akron-Canton area by Fox 8.
The Signature V Facial begins with a skin assessment; a friendly aesthetician will collaborate with you to figure out the best way to smooth over your skinscape's perilous quicksands and quagmires. Then, skin will be gently cleansed, exfoliated with enzymes, and slathered with a soothing mask. The hour-long treatment concludes with a face, neck, and shoulder massage that transforms stress into calming thoughts of entrepreneurial kittens sticking it to the Man.
Or, opt for the one-hour Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressure technique that's the most popular type of knead. It uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and promote interior harmony among the ego, super-ego, and the ego who wears his underwear on the outside.
Trained staff members at Studio V are committed to providing a warm welcome and stellar customer service to anyone who enters the brightly lit, colorful temple of aesthetic refinement. Weary soul-sacks sink blissfully into Studio V's comfy black chairs, while the Michelangelo-inspired wallpaper transmits sweet Italian nothings via ESP. Busy parents can repose guilt free, because Akron General Lifestyles West offers babysitting hours for children ages six weeks and older (members $2.50/hour, non-members $4.00/hour).