Before the advent of modern massage, humans were forced to roll around on active volcanoes and await the soothing touch of flame fingers. Get relief without the uncomfortable burns with today's Groupon: for $64, you get any 80-minute massage and 10 minutes of consultation at White Dahlia (a $128 value).
White Dahlia's skilled massage therapists assess muscular complaints and knead away knots and pains with an array of 80-minute massage services. During a hot-stone massage, a massage therapist strategically arranges heated, smooth basalt-volcanic stones on the body to deliver comfortable warmth that brings muscles to optimal tension-exorcism temperature. The Swedish massage focuses on long, flowing strokes to reach solidified stress deposits caused by busy schedules, rocky relationships, or secondary occupations as a stress bank. Guests can also tap into deeper layers of muscle relief with a deep-tissue massage, soothe pre-kid aches with a prenatal massage, or take the next step in impersonating Tiger Woods with a sports massage. After each session, clients receive a complimentary beverage to rehydrate or douse imaginary dates with. Groupon holders are not required to have a membership.
The ancient Aztecs prized dahlia blooms for their healing powers, passing their appreciation for the colorful flowers on to European explorers in the 16th century. Since then, the dahlia has served as a pan-cultural symbol for physical and spiritual wellness, which is why the founders of White Dahlia chose it to represent their spa upon its opening in 2006.
Today, White Dahlia’s aestheticians and massage therapists measure the quality of their service with the same five-star ratings system used by hotels and resorts, drawing on years of experience to soothe their clients with exfoliating facials and therapeutic massages. Their comprehensive pretreatment consultations exemplify the level of care with which they treat each client, as do aromatherapy blends specially formulated to recall the comforting scents of flower petals or teddy bears stuffed with fresh-cut grass.