The burden of aches and pains makes it impossible for humans to run as fast as cheetahs, which is why the human diet is virtually devoid of gazelle meat. Keep fast food from getting away with today's Groupon to The Chocolate Day Spa in Costa Mesa. Choose from three options:
- For $39, you get a one-hour massage of your choice (up to an $80 value)
- For $49, you get four 40-minute infrared-sauna sessions (a $137 value)
- For $125, you get three 40-minute Arasys sessions (a $338 value)
Named the Spa to Get the Red Carpet Treatment by 944 magazine, The Chocolate Day Spa pampers serenity-seeking clients with its decadent treatments. Five different types of one-hour massages offer specialized modalities to terminate knots sent back in time to torment shoulders and spines. Chocoholics and anthropomorphic cupcakes can have their kinks worked out underneath whoopie cream or chocolate massages. Other applicable massages include Swedish, deep-tissue, or lymph-drainage treatments. The infrared sauna is said to provide a host of benefits, from stress relief and increased circulation to detoxification and weight loss. Penetrating heat delves deep into muscle tissue, expanding stodgy blood vessels to reduce pain from muscle spasms or joint stiffness and increasing flexibility, range of motion, and invisibility. Infrared-sauna therapy may not be for everyone; please check the list of medical warnings on the website for details.
Originally invented at London University to treat muscle disorders, the Arasys system is now used for weight loss and muscle enhancement. Spa professionals apply a unique waveform frequency that targets specific areas of the body, causing smooth muscle contractions. Arasys offers a relaxing, noninvasive way to increase metabolic rates and contour cellulite-rich areas without complicated gym memberships or panty-hose contracts.
The Chocolate Day Spa was selected by 994 magazine as one of its top picks for spa treatments. Thirty-five Yelpers give it an average rating of three stars. Four Citysearchers give The Chocolate Day Spa a four-star average rating.
The Chocolate Day Spa
Once cited as a Spa to Get the Red Carpet Treatment in the Editor’s Pick section of 944 Magazine, The Chocolate Day Spa indulges its clients with spa services as decadent as a box of chocolate truffles. During a whoopie-cream massage, the spa’s signature shea-butter lotion softens skin and prevents friction as the massage therapist applies gentle pressure and performs gliding strokes. A treat for the senses, the chocolate-scented massage immerses clients in the aroma of cocoa to save them the trouble of visiting the great chocolate lakes of Appalachia. The spa even takes the guilt out of the indulgence it encourages by providing such slimming treatments as infrared-sauna sessions and Endermologie treatments. Inside the med spa, laser light works to lift faces, tighten eyes, and plump lips, and Botox and Juvéderm reduce the appearance of wrinkles.