Spending a day at a spa is a tranquil experience surpassed only by swimming in a pool filled with mashed potatoes or having a hand model slap you to sleep. Ride the gravy train with today's Groupon: for $90, you get a spa package, which includes a massage, facial, manicure, and pedicure, at Venus Salon and Spa in Renton (a $190 value).
The beauty brigade at Venus Salon and Spa curates bodies with myriad massage, facial, and nail services. Well-traveled faces are refreshed with a 60-minute age-smart treatment ($70) that battles signs of aging such as fine lines, dryness, and birthday-candle burns. A one-hour massage can be delivered in a variety of styles: targeting tight muscles with the acupressure techniques of deep-tissue massage, relaxing burdened bodies with stress-vaporizing Swedish strokes, or alleviating expectant mothers' discomfort with a prenatal mother’s massage ($70). With the basic 20-minute manicure ($20) and basic 25-minute pedicure ($30), feet and hands get a lotion-fueled massage, cuticle trim, nail shape, and polish, leaving extremities as pampered as the faces they sometimes slap.
Venus Salon and Spa
Venus Salon and Spa's staff addresses nearly any beauty or relaxation need with their full menu of treatments. Stylists in the salon work within the chocolaty yet inedible frames of full-length mirrors to alter strands' length, shape, and color. Down the hall, aestheticians extract grime with the help of Dermalogica products, while airbrush artists harvest bronzy glows with organic spray tanning formulas. At the nail stations, technicians pluck feet freshly exfoliated with a sea-salt scrub from gilded pedicure bowls before brushing on OPI or Shellac polish.