Though biting one’s nails can momentarily relieve stress, it can lead to greater anxiety when one is left with dull finger-shears in crucial games of rock, paper, scissors. Snip away at stresses with today’s Groupon to Urban Oasis Day Spa. Choose between the following options:
- For $79, you get a body-care package (up to a $170 total value), which includes the following:
- A 60-minute Swedish, deep-tissue, or shiatsu massage (up to a $100 value)
- A 30-minute body-exfoliation treatment (a $70 value)<p>
- For $139, you get a body-care package (up to a $280 total value) that includes:
- A 90-minute Swedish, deep-tissue, or Shiatsu massage (up to a $140 value)
- A Sunrise firming facial (a $110 value)
- An Eye Rescue treatment (a $30 value) <p>
The team of corporeal-caretakers at Urban Oasis Day Spa pampers individuals with luxurious nail, massage, and body-care services amid the flicker of candles and soft strains of soothing music. The flowing strokes and gentle kneads of a Swedish massage promote relaxation, and firm pressure increases range of motion as part of the deep-tissue treatment. Shiatsu techniques rotate and stretch joints to unblock energy pathways and relieve back pain caused by crouching under cubicles in games of office hide ‘n’ seek. A back exfoliation treats sensitive skin with a gentle concoction crafted from oatmeal and rice-bran powder, which replaces dead skin cells with essential oils. Shipping tender correspondences to nostrils, infusions of ginger, white tea, and honey sooth dorsal regions and deliver healthy doses of antioxidants.
During a Sunrise firming facial, naturally occurring vitamins derived from red seaweed, rice, and licorice delight faces and draw attention from previously aloof botanists. Aestheticians, armed with an armory of products from brands such as Skinceuticals and Dermalogica, smooth the regions around peepers in an Eye Rescue treatment.
Urban Oasis Day Spa
A collection of vibrant, abstract paintings brighten the white corridors of Urban Oasis Day Spa, where aestheticians engage in a similar curatorial enterprise during the design of their skincare treatments. Each regime for face or body starts with the client and is built for his or her skin type. Technicians use tonics from notable brands or unusual techniques, such as galvanic electrocurrent therapy, which is integrated into every facial. Dermalogica tonics exfoliate with lightweight, natural vegetable oils rather than mineral oil and hydrate with aromatic essential oils and silk proteins synthesized by Barry White's vocal chords. The team also polishes complexions with the SkinCeuticals product line, favoring a serum that earned Allure magazine's 2011 Best of Beauty Award for Best Anti-Aging Antioxidant.
The spa evokes the elegance of a gallery, not only through its modern art but also through its high ceilings and a minimalist design scheme rendered in cream. Skin becomes a canvas in private chambers, where it may be primed for display with wax, bronzer, or a critique by a Village Voice writer. For special events, the pedicure hall's porcelain foot basins can be filled with flower petals, and the shimmering fabric banners separating each throne lose their functionality and appear solely as savvy, refined decorating.
3201 Louisiana St.
Houston, Texas 77006