Massage is a time-honored method of alleviating stress, as is the ancient art of crafting origami swans out of midterm exams. Ace relaxation with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a massage package at Sulis, The Spa at Melandre in Nutley (a $100 total value). The package includes:
- A one-hour Pure massage (a $90 value)
- An essential-oil upgrade (a $10 value)<p>
Sulis is a Celtic goddess worshipped more than 1,000 years ago in Bath, London, where the mysterious powers of thermal spring waters were believed to heal bathers. At Sulis the Spa at Melandre, certified skincare specialists honor their namesake with the therapeutic Pure massage, a relaxing Swedish service marked by long, gliding strokes. Therapists apply a glaze of essential oils, allowing them to knead sinews at varying depths and pressures. As sunlight streams through the amber-tinted curtains lining the treatment rooms, muscle tension dissipates, circulation shifts into higher gear, and joints realize they’ll soon be able to fling frisbees into the mouths of teenage boys with the greatest of ease. Spa amenities include robes, strapless terry gowns, slippers, and towels. Bamboo glass doors open into deluxe locker rooms equipped with stone-tiled showers and complimentary quilted toilet paper. Sulis asks spa-goers to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure prompt, unrushed service and gifts guests a cup of specialty tea.
Sulis, The Spa at Melandre
Melandre is a premium salon where the talented designers and color group create contemporary yet classic styles that bring out natural beauty by highlighting clients' best features. Top-quality products and services ensure gorgeous, healthy, shiny hair to help clients look and feel their best. Stylists stay current on evolving trends and help teach clients how to create a salon-finished look every day, recommending products for at-home maintenance. Sulis also features a state-of-the-art highlighting technique that creates movement and dimension to accentuate any style.