Of all the earth's offerings, basalt stones are the most effective massage implements, next to hot springs and tap-dancing meerkats. Naturally alleviate soreness with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a one-hour hot stone massage at Vivas Salon & Spa (a $90 value), located in Cliffside Park.
Vivas Salon & Spa's licensed massage therapist evicts overstaying aches from their muscle-abodes through body-soothing hot-stone massages. The one-hour treatment turns aggravated muscles into calm and collected bone casings by placing smooth, heated basalt stones along the body's acupressure points to release heat into tangled tendons. Feel pain loosen its tourniquet grip as knots are unfolded, tension is drained, and stress is exported to a meek-sounding syllable. Guests receive their hot-stone massage in Vivas' tranquil setting, which is accented by a sea of mint-green walls and glowing candles that inspire eyes and nourish nostrils.
Though Vivas Salon & Spa sometimes features discounted prices online, today's Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Within a newly remodeled spa, licensed beauticians shellac nails with CND gel polish and assuage tension with massage therapy. Flowers and live plants bloom from nearly every spring-green corner of the salon space and candlelit massage room, and staff members with 10–20 years of experience each coddle bodies with spa services such as facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and body wraps.