Spas provide an escape from adult responsibilities such as doing children’s math homework or defending their doctoral thesis. Forget academic obligations with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a 60-minute hot-stone massage for one (a $136 value)
- $89 for a 60-minute couples aromatherapy massage (a $260 value)
During hot-stone massages, heated lava stones relieve aches as a massage therapist alternates the focused pressure and gliding strokes of Swedish massage. For the aromatherapy treatment, the therapist nourishes the skin with essential oils imported from England that are designed to banish emotional stress. Couples also receive chocolates and a glass of wine after their massages.
Time Out New York writer Laura Lanz-Frolio initially considered the cascading flowers and pink lighting inside Supple Spa’s sunset room somewhat kitschy. That all changed once her massage started. “None of this will matter once you’re facedown on the massage tables, covered in actual rose petals,” she wrote in her 2011 review of the city’s best couples-massage rooms. Each of the spa’s five treatment rooms feature a romantic theme––one resembles a Parisian terrace, while another looks exactly like Fabio––and folding partitions crinkle to reveal a second massage bed so that pairs can indulge together.
Supple Spa’s other services––facials, body scrubs, rose-infused bathwater soaks––garner equal praise from publications including New York Magazine. As they pull high-quality Dermalogica products, the spa’s technicians uphold their self-set level of opulence, which falls just shy of outfitting each client with a scepter. Supple’s confines, though decorated for couple’s retreats, also host spa parties for up to 10 guests.