Aesthetic perfection requires either constant, painstaking maintenance or an uncomfortably thick coat of surface-preserving shellac. Opt for a breathably beautiful body with today’s Groupon: for $95, you get a spa-day package at Sweet 185 (a $190 value). The package includes the following:
- 60-minute organic facial
- Organic Sweet sugar treatment
- Sweet Essentials pedicure<p>
Conceptualized by Charleston mom Christina Mikolajcik, Sweet 185 coddles clients with a slate of therapeutic body treatments. A one-hour organic facial soothes away deep-set frowns with a personalized touch such as eyebrows shaved into coats of arms. Whole bodies rest easy with the Sweet sugar treatment, which aims to reveal softer skin with an invigorating scrub. During Sweet’s organic Sweet Essentials pedicure, experienced nail technicians dip sandal holders in a warm soak of essential oils. They then exfoliate feet with a sugar scrub, soothe muscles with a massage, and preen nails with a trim and natural polish.
Sweet 185’s dedication to natural ingredients is apparent in its organic facials, which rely on plant essences, and its holistic massages, which use herbal oils. The same can be said about its hair removal treatments—rather than rely on chemical-laden waxes, Sweet 185’s experts hark back to the ancient Egyptian technique of sugaring, using an un-heated paste made simply of sugar, water, and lemon to remove hair. Because of this excellence, they have been included in USA Today's Top 10 Spas in Charleston.
Meanwhile, the spa's oxygen therapy treatments have caught the attention of both the Charleston Mercury and the Moultrie News. Inhaling four to five times the normal amount of oxygen in the air while reclining in the spa's leather zero-gravity chairs is said to promote healing and heighten memory, and is far easier than doing aerobics in space.
After their treatment, guests can peruse Sweet 185 boutique, where staff have handpicked gifts and goods ranging from natural chocolates to jewelry to organic sunscreen. There, visitors will also find Angel Rox clothing made with organic cotton and low-impact dyes, Jurlique creams and lotions that are never tested on animals, and Nadina bath towels, made with sustainably grown bamboo rayon.
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476 King St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29403