Relaxation is one of the elemental forces that keeps human bodies alive, alongside air, water, fire, and antifire. Ease into your element with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of luxury spa services at Viva Day Spa. This Groupon is valid at locations on 35th Street and on Lamar Boulevard.
Steps away from the noise and bustle of Austin's city streets, Viva Day Spa maintains an oasis of calm with a quiet waiting room, earth-toned décor, and a variety of pamper-rich services. Therapists lead customers into relaxation rooms adorned with candles or modern lamps, where a 30-minute deep-tissue massage ($60) targets muscle knots with firm pressure and incisive Socratic questioning. During salt or sugar body glows ($70), an aesthetician scrubs away dead skin cells to reveal youthful radiance and employs soothing scents, a scalp massage, and an herbal steam-towel treatment to bolster relaxation. Faces can reboot with the Viva Express facial ($60), a luxurious cleansing facial that includes exfoliation, and waxing or sugaring services ($20+ for brow; $35+ for bikini) swipe away hair before it figures out how to shoplift combs.
Viva Day Spa
Viva Day Spa’s owners focus on providing all the services and amenities one would expect from a luxurious spa without an ounce of pretentiousness. At both of the spa’s locations, staffers never turn their noses up–the spa was named Best Spa by the Austin Chronicle in 2011, 2012 and 2014. The staff engages clients with this down-to-earth attitude as they prepare them for massages, facials, and other spa treatments—all of which are administered by award-winning therapists armed with natural and organic products. Both Viva Day Spa locations feature an upscale, modern decor rife with wood accents, and the Lamar location displays perky plants and colorful flowers, as well as whimsical yellow puffy orb lights, natural sunlight, and arched doorways with intricate wood carvings. One of its walls showcases a large expanse of lettering that gives “suggestions on how to live a happy and rewarding life,” and there’s even a round room with a curved, pillow-topped bench circumscribing its curved wall. With warm, almost romantic lighting and rich mocha-colored walls, the spa is anything but sterile and cold. The female-owned spa works to accommodate people’s hectic schedules by staying open seven days a week until 8 p.m.