Like excessive empathy for a shar-pei puppy, habitual stress can cause faces to sag. Prop up your smile maker with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a spa package at Vanity SpaSalon in Sunnyvale (a $224 total value). The package includes the following:
- A one-hour signature rejuvenation facial (a $99 value)
- A one-hour hot-stone massage (a $125 value)<p>
Vanity SpaSalon’s highly trained body beautifiers invigorate physiques with facials tailored to individual skin types and relaxing massage treatments. During the signature rejuvenation facial, an epidermal doyen cleanses and moisturizes skin with products by brands such as Dermalogica before applying a nourishing mask more personalized than a vanity plate boasting a bank-account number.
Then a gentle facial massage ousts lingering tension from cheeks and foreheads and bolsters circulation to aid cellular metabolism. The hot-stone session combines the soothing effects of a light- to medium-pressure massage with the therapeutic benefits of warmed rocks that have been tumbled smooth during an extended game of dice-less Yahtzee. Throughout the pampering experience, guests enjoy Vanity SpaSalon’s tranquil ambiance, created by soft music and lighting, floral-themed artwork, and aromatherapy.
The lighting is soft, but the touch is firm. That's the case during Vanity SpaSalon's signature treatment, a combination of massage modalities that includes hot-stone, Swedish, and shiatsu techniques, all administered in a private room where candles and small table lamps toss light across burgundy walls. The color scheme and relaxation spill over into the salon, where stylists begin each haircut with an upper-body massage that relieves shoulders of the strain of shrugging off bossy stoplights. Strands then nibble on the proteins and carbs that infuse Redken's men's products, or smell the fragrant notes of naturally derived blends from Carol's Daughter.