The world's first day-spa owner invited clients to "experience the healing powers of this here tar pit," which was bad news for their clientele but invaluable for modern-day archaeologists. Preserve well-being without becoming permanently preserved with today's Groupon, which gets you a choice of rejuvenating services at The Garden Spa on LBJ Freeway. Choose between the following options:
- $15 for $35 worth of waxing services
- $39 for a choice of a microdermabrasion, organic Zen facial, or chemical peel (up to an $85 value)
The Garden Spa banishes unwanted bristles and bestows therapeutic skin services directly from the hands of skilled aestheticians. With hard wax and rosin wax used to eliminate hair, unkempt customers can designate follicle-free zones on their brow ($20), lip ($18), chin ($20), or upgrade to a bikini wax ($45 and up). Those seeking to refresh their faces can opt for a noninvasive microdermabrasion that rejuvenates skin through exfoliating the top layer of dead skin cells like a snake shedding last year’s tired fashions ($60). The treatment reduces signs of aging, scars, acne, sun damage, and son damage incurred at soccer practice. Alternately, go for a full-frontal face dive into a pool of skin renewal with a medical-grade Retin-A peel ($80). This chemical peel is a quick way to alleviate acne, shine the light on dark spots, sprinkle moonbeams on sun damage, and infuse your face with the radiance of a fiber-optic sports drink. The final frontier of facial options is the Zen facial ($85), a 50-minute treatment that pampers skin with organic skincare products until a hydrated, healthy frontispiece is revealed. While facing the facial, your neck, décolletage, and hands will be massaged as a relaxing, buttery bonus.
Though the holiday season has passed, anniversaries, weddings, and mail-clerk birthdays pop up all year round, and any one of these tranquil services makes a simple, effective gift. If altruism doesn’t tickle your fancy flaps, buy up to six Groupons and spoil yourself over and over and over and over.
Citysearchers give The Garden Spa a perfect five-star average:
Maribel's Facial and Massage
Massage therapist Maribel Rodriguez has dedicated more than 10 years in the industry to bolster her healing powers and curate a tranquil treatment facility. Spa services are performed by Maribel and her staff of aestheticians and massage therapists and include specialty treatments that incorporate mechanical exfoliation, organic creams, and chemical solutions. The 50-minute organic facial combines steam and an organic fruit cleanser to open pores and clear them with paprika exfoliation, and hot stones glide across backs during gentle-healing massages. The team also specializes in peels, microdermabrasion, ear candling, and waxing services that remove hair more humanely than industrial-strength flypaper.