Like an iceberg, beauty mostly resides below the surface, but only its visible portion can gain the attention of an ocean liner. Look shipshape with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get a 90-minute spa package at Velvet Chair Spa (an $185 value). The package includes:
- A 30-minute Swedish massage (a $55 value)
- An express facial (a $60 value)
- A back-cleansing treatment (a $70 value)<p>
The licensed massage therapists and skin specialists at Velvet Chair Spa purify complexions and usher tranquility into stressed bodies via a trio of tension tempering treatments. The 90-minute package begins with an express facial, as puffs of steam open closed pores in preparation for a thorough exfoliation before fingertips gently massage fresh skin and slather it with moisturizer to leave it looking as dewy as the day it first hatched from its egg. A therapist lights candles, turns on soft music, and perfumes warm massage lotion with a choice of aromatherapy oil before each 30-minute Swedish massage, easing stress from taught muscles with long, gliding strokes. A back-beautifying treatment concludes the pampering package, as steam dislodges acne-causing dirt and oil from the back and exfoliation whisks dull, dry cells away to reveal soft, smooth skin that is then protected under a layer of hydrating cream.
Velvet Chair Spa envelops guests between soothing, sea-foam- or rich, eggplant-colored walls. The spa’s calming color scheme is offset by equally pacifying accents such as plush sandstone furniture, verdant potted plants, and soft rugs as dense and fluffy as a soufflé whipped from the pulp of War and Peace.