Though pursued throughout history, the Fountain of Youth lost its appeal when explorers who hopped into its waters were immediately kicked out for adult swim. Turn back just enough time with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a holiday spa outing (a $200 value) at Vasaio Life Spa. The spa outing includes the following:
- A cranberry-orange herbal body wrap or herbal body mask
- A cranberry-orange brightening facial
- A glass of non-alcoholic champagne<p>
Inside Vasaio Life Spa’s serene interior, a skilled staff of massage therapists and aestheticians hoodwink toxins into abandoning bodies with full-torso wraps or masks and fruity facials. Massage therapists kick off one-hour pamper sessions by wrapping clients and witness-protection-program participants in cranberry-orange cocoons. After beauty buffs cover bodies in heated blankets and fold hot towels onto kissers steeping in steam, an aesthetician takes the wheel for a cranberry-orange facial designed to detoxify and tighten skin. Geranium-orange cleanser sweeps away buildup more swiftly than a push broom with a grudge against dust, and nimble fingers knead in a pumpkin-enzyme elixir to revivify complexions. Almond oil infused with hints of citrus coats mugs for 5 minutes before a cranberry-orange mask appeases northern appendages envious of massaged feet. After the treatment, patrons can match the gurgling of a nearby waterfall to the bubbling of nonalcoholic champagne as they sip their complimentary beverage in the spa’s relaxation area.
Vasaio Life Spa
When the time came for Vickie and Victor Bennett to name their new day spa, they simply reached for an English-to-Italian dictionary. Vasaio, which means ‘potter’ in Italian, captures the Bennetts’s commitment to revealing the untapped beauty in each of their clients, much like a potter uncovers the beauty in wet clay or uncooked cookie dough. Using organic lotions, scrubs, and muds created in-house, as well as Keune Haircosmetics products imported from the Netherlands, Vasaio’s stylists, massage therapists, and nail technicians sculpt, soothe, and pamper their patrons amid a luxurious spa setting.
Dr. Laura Tinning leads Vasaio’s med-spa arm, administering and overseeing rejuvenating procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Botox and Juvéderm injections, and laser treatments. Armed with the Cutera laser system, Dr. Tinning and her team battle nail fungus, acne, unwanted hair growth, visible veins, and the body’s internal asteroid belt.