As moths, gift recipients, and burrito connoisseurs can attest, everything in life is improved when temporarily enclosed in a peel-able layer. Today's Groupon brings the wrap to world-weary bodies: for $140, you get a 60-minute body wrap and custom-made take-home spa treatment for two from Truce (a $258 value), a serene day spa on the fourth floor of the Westin Bellevue. Additionally, you get two movie tickets at the Lincoln Square Cinemas (a $23 value). Combined, this Groupon has a total value of $281.
Choose either a body latte or a volcanic-mud body-beautifying cloak. The 60-minute body-latte stimulating treatment ($115) includes a coffee scrub with a full cocoa- and vanilla-scented moisturizing treatment that makes skin emerge smooth and glowing like the neighborhood glowworm. The wrap works as a diuretic and targets stubborn colonies of cellulite to melt them into oblivion. Or, if excavating Mt. Vesuvius in search of buried jaw harps is on your agenda, dip into a warm blanket of volcanic clay with the volcanic-mud wrap ($115). Savor the mineral's purifying power as a relaxing scalp massage rubs away the brain's worries and rejuvenates harried hairlines. Both treatments include a customized take-home packet of bath salts and body lotion ($14), so you can continue to care for your coddled dermis in the privacy of your own yurt.
While birthdays and anniversaries are popular times to treat yourself to a day of pampering, home fumigations and library holidays are equally good. The tranquil environment and friendly staff at Truce make it an idyllic place for personal detoxification and spiritual renewal, so come down for a cocoon-esque swaddling and prepare to emerge beautified and resplendently winged. Call ahead for an appointment.
From aroma detox massages to volcanic mud wraps, Truce's diverse spa menu tends to the body while calming the mind. During ashiatsu sessions, seasoned massage therapists hang from bars above the bed while using their feet to perform intense kneads and calming renditions of "This Little Piggy." Spa ritual packages incorporate body scrubs, massages, and facials, and multitalented aestheticians also inspire beauty with waxing and mani-pedis.