Massage's relaxing properties were first noticed when pizza dough started showing up late and wearing slippers to work. Harness relaxation with today's Groupon: for $120, you get massages for two (a $120 value) in a private massage room (a $10 value), as well as two custom salt-glow exfoliations (a $50 value), scented massage oils (a $20 value), and two $20 vouchers toward future services at The Retreat Salon & Day Spa in Dublin (a $240 total value).
The massage therapists at The Retreat Salon & Day Spa expertly knead backs and delight all four nostrils present during the duo-pampering session. This massage package is ideal for two people to experience simultaneously, be they significant others, a mother and daughter, or a stressed-out peanut butter and busy jelly, though it can be used by one person on two different occasions. Guests can arrive a half hour before the appointment and partake in muffins, cookies, coffee, tea, and other healthy refreshments before choosing their own massage oil from options that include Green Tea, Champagne & Rose, and Mandarin & Honey. In the private two- or one-person massage room, trained hands focus on the neck, shoulders, and back with Swedish-massage-inspired modalities. Staffers then scrub each back with a salt rub and wipe it clean with a warm towel to exfoliate and rid hides of heavy tortoise shells. Pamperees each go home with a $20 voucher to use on future services as well as an officially sanctioned certificate of relaxation printed on smooth jazz.
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.