For centuries mankind has envied pizza dough and wondered how we too could be kneaded to relaxed, savory states without paying for the luxury of being escorted via wooden paddle to a Sicilian brick oven. Be pounded into the shape of relaxation with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a 30-minute Swedish massage or deep-tissue massage for the back and neck, plus a body scrub, at Time Well Spent Spa (up to a $145 value) in Elk Grove.
Attentive and professionally trained knot-looseners serve bodies at Time Well Spent's meditative massage menagerie. Turn delinquent muscles over to the authorities for Jacqui's Swedish sore-soother, a rubdown that employs long, soothing strokes to bolster blood flow and fully ensnare one's camera-shy serenity pose. Meanwhile, the deep-tissue massage delves deeper into deltoids to help calm ingrained tensions, hinder headaches, and surmount sciatic pain. After any massage, an ensuing body buff employs circular scrubs to satiate sapped skin, strengthen circulation, and diminish rough dermises to the soft consistency of a pillow stuffed with marshmallows.
Smoothened skeleton-shucks can stroll through the soothing spa, with interiors splashed in sepia, scarlet, and mint tones and boosted by bamboo accents. Asian-inspired floral flourishes pepper the walls, and a mosaic cabinet pleases guests by scrambling its shattered shards into an artful crossword puzzle.
Though Time Well Spent Spa sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
CityVoters give Time Well Spent Spa an average of five stars:
9727 Elk Grove Florin Rd.
Elk Grove, California 95624Get Directions