Studies show that a high percentage of Americans consider themselves overweight, and an even higher percentage believe they are being chased by Frankenstein's monster. Alter self-perceptions with today's Groupon: for $48, you get a Synergie detox package at The Sanctuary Day Spa (a $180 value). The detox package includes:
- A cellulite- and toxin-reduction massage
- An aromatherapy foot massage
- A cup of detox tea
The Sanctuary Day Spa's licensed aestheticians rely on organic products to perform spa services within the confines of a private, beachside oasis. During the massage, clients don a provided body suit and then lounge on a padded table while a trained therapist makes sweeping passes with the Synergie machine's suction apparatus, focusing on problem areas such as hips, thighs, and fanny packs filled with cellulite. Each 40-minute session diminishes the appearance of dimpled divots by blending gentle suction and pressure to hasten lymphatic drainage and circulation.
As with illegal experiments to turn oneself into a crab-man hybrid, noticeable changes usually occur within six treatments, and patrons can achieve optimal smoothness through eight weeks of semiweekly sessions. The spa augments its relaxation repertoire with a floral-infused foot massage and a sippable selection of organic, hand-blended teas.
The Sanctuary Day Spa
Pearls, crystal chandeliers, and white roses grace the country-chic interior of The Sanctuary Day Spa, once a 1950s cottage. But as attention grabbing as these embellishments are, it is the lack of patronage that is more noticeable. To make each guest feel like a VIP member, owner Tracy Duhs and her team only schedule one client at a time. This approach, coupled with cups of hand-blended organic tea, has earned the private spa high praise from local and national press. DiscoveredSD.com, for example, gave high marks to the spa’s ultimate facial, which blends vacuum massage, microdermabrasion, and red-light therapy with fragrant skincare products. Numerous publications have raved about the spa's Synergie vacuum-massage treatment, which can reduce cellulite as it detoxifies the body.
The spa space is also packed with high-end products, from herbal-infused Jadience creams, used during customized massages, to Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics, used to cover imperfections and age spots that relay one’s true birth date in Morse code. Clients are also invited to browse a collection of Arcona, Enessa, Bella Luxx, and Fenton Fallon products, which Tracy handpicks from around the world.