60- or 90-Minute Massage or Facial with Two Pool Passes at The Saguaro Spa at the Saguaro Hotel (Up to 52% Off)

Palm Springs

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In a Nutshell

After a soothing Swedish massage or classic facial treatment, spa guests and a friend can enjoy the pool

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid Tues - Fri only excluding Holidays. May be repurchased every 120 days. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 24hr cancellation notice required. Valid only for option purchased. VALID ONLY FOR SWEDISH MASSAGE. Cannot be combined with any other special or discount. Appointment required. Includes access to pool, daily Yoga class and fitness center. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $67 for 60-minute Swedish massage and two pool passes ($135 value)
  • $89 for 90-minute Swedish massage and two pool passes ($185 value)
  • $72 for hydrating classic facial and two pool passes ($145 value)

Effleurage: The Foundation of Relaxation

Swedish massage relies largely on a technique known as effleurage. Learn how it zaps stress with Groupon’s peek at this basic stroke.

Effleurage is the glue that holds a Swedish massage together. Its smooth, gliding strokes may not deliver much pressure—the word itself is taken from a French verb that means “to touch lightly”—but the technique simultaneously soothes the nerves, boosts circulation, and allows the massage therapist to identify problem zones that need extra attention. Because effleurage doubles as an assessment tool, many therapists begin each massage with it, usually by gliding their open palms lightly across the body to feel for tense spots and potholes while acclimating the client to their touch. This form of effleurage is known as “superficial,” and it serves a soothing prelude, epilogue, and transitional movement between deeper, more focused kneading.

A slightly more forceful style of effleurage is known as “deep effleurage.” This form still uses gliding strokes, only with more pressure, as the therapist aims to stretch out the muscle tissue and the web of connective tissue that covers it. Therapists will generally direct the first part of their deep-effleurage stroke towards the heart, finishing with a lighter return stroke away from it. Not only does this warm up tissues for deeper muscle work, but it can also speed up the movement of blood and lymph fluid. This boost in circulation can help drain fluid from injured areas, reducing painful pressure while also releasing endorphins that further relax the entire body.

Customer Reviews

100 Ratings

The staff was very friendly and relaxed. The pool bar opened at noon and brought us our food to the lounge chairs we were relaxing in. The indoor bar had a happy hour as well.
Jasmine P. · September 2, 2016
The massage therapist, Angel, knew just the right spots to help release the tension in my upper back, neck and hips. She was amazing!
Martha G. · July 30, 2016
My masseuse Fredrick was amazing!! Probably the best massage I've ever had.
April A. · June 14, 2016
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