Each year on Mother's Day, sons and daughters who spend their lives evading sidewalk cracks pay homage to their matriarchs by kneeling down and kneading the sidewalk. Today's Groupon lets you honor mom with a more indulgent ritual: for $150, you get one mandarin-honey-and-white-tea Mother's Day spa package at The Retreat Salon & Day Spa in Dublin.
Matriarchs can ease out tension from hardworking limbs at the upscale Retreat, where an experienced staff of body whisperers pamper minds and muscles with high-quality products. Surprise the one who once kissed away boo-boos with a mandarin-honey-and-white-tea Mother's Day spa package, which begins with a back, neck, and shoulder massage to smooth over jagged joints (a $75 value) followed by a skin-silkifying back exfoliation (a $25 value) and a rejuvenating essential-hydrating facial (a $75 value) with brow shaping (a $25 value). Envious appendages will get special attention with the mandarin-honey-and-white-tea manicure (a $50 value) and pedicure (a $75 value), which leaves delighted digits ready for perfect cheek-pinching technique. Guests can choose to finish with a professional makeup application or with a shampoo, blow-dry, and strand styling that freshens up tresses more quickly than doing a headstand on a drier sheet (a $50 value each).
Throughout the cascade of caring services, the Retreat doles out a healthy array of nibble-worthy bites, such as fresh fruit and vanilla yogurt. The opulent outing culminates with a $20 voucher and a take-away nail polish from brands such as OPI, CND or Zoya (an $8.50 value). Pamper bewildered bodies with all seven services plus gifts in one six-hour appointment, or spread them among two appointments to refrain from indulgence overload.
The Retreat Salon & Day Spa
Classical touches add a note of elegance to the luxurious spa experience at the The Retreat Salon & Day Spa. Wearing decadently fluffy robes, guests wander from candlelit massage rooms to relax with fresh-baked cookies and homemade yogurt-and-fruit parfaits topped with granola in front of the spa’s crackling fireplace. Elsewhere, expert estheticians treat fingers and toes to nutrient-rich manicures and pedicures, utilizing wonders such as almond butter, oranges and honey, mineral salt, and distilled whisper-concentrate.