For $49, today's deal gets you a one-hour Swedish massage (a $109 value) or a 90-minute acupuncture session (a $99 value) at Vasseur Skin Clinic & Spa, located on First Avenue just north of downtown. Housed in a historic hilltop home with a Victorian exterior and sweeping harbor views, Vasseur is staffed by expert technicians. Opt for a Swedish massage and a licensed therapist will soothe the personality of malicious muscles with long, steady strokes that follow the body's own rhythms, while deep, guided breaths help release tension tendrils and improve focus. Alternately, partake in acupuncture, an ancient aspect of Chinese medicine thought to restore the balance of energy flow, or chi, along the body's vital pathways. The process works via near-painless prickings with pre-sterilized single-use needles during a safe and sanitary session. After their relaxation regimen is complete, curious clients can browse Vasseur's line of signature skincare products, formulated by spa founder and cosmetic chemist Melanie Vasseur.
- Vasseur is one of the few local spas where the hustle and bustle of the modern world is truly flushed away at the door. Upon opening, Vasseur completely renovated the space to restore the building’s original splendor. Our favorite part? The stunning panoramic views of San Diego Harbor that you can enjoy from any of Vasseur’s three new outdoor balconies. – Michelle Guerin, Discover San Diego