Relaxation is an emotional and physical state whose peaceful infrastructure is often compromised by outside stressors or visitors smuggling in fireworks. Cross the border into calm with today’s Groupon to Wilshire Spa. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a one-day pass to the women’s spa (up to a $25 value).
- For $18, you get two one-day passes to the women’s spa (up to a $50 value), to be shared or used across separate visits.
- For $15, you get two one-day passes to the men’s spa (up to a $40 value), to be shared or used across separate visits.<p>
Wilshire Spa offers separate facilities for men and women, luxuriously equipped with indoor pools that leave limbs weightless and saunas that target pain and regulate body functions. Entry to the women’s spa comes replete with dry and steam saunas, a mineral-salt room, a charcoal room, and a pure onyx room, while the men’s offers hot and cold baths, a jade bath, dry and steam saunas, and rest lounges.
Women begin the slow transition to serenity in the water-therapy chamber, where clouds of vapor open pores, soothe respiratory systems, and announce the arrival of wish-granting genies inside the steam sauna. Dry heat in the mineral salt room encourages hormone-regulation and oxygen flow. In the charcoal room, imported yellow ocher channels milder temperatures and far-infrared rays that may boost metabolism to help the body dispel toxins. Finally, a trip to the onyx room encourages bodies to release pent-up pain and stiffness, drawing upon the power of its heated stone walls to maintain an environment filled with tranquility and lacking in abominable snow monsters. Over on the men’s side, guests can enjoy the same types of saunas and hot and cold baths or make muscles earn their vacation by trading gleaming beads of sweat for frequent-flier miles at the gym. The men’s spa remains open 24 hours a day, allowing visitors to escape to a warm, comforting environment on a whim.
To promote wellness, Wilshire Spa gathers earthly elements believed to have healing properties, designs entire rooms around them, and then heats them to soothing temperatures. Cozy quarters lined with mineral salt help enhance the skin's oxygen absorption, whereas rooms of pure onyx are designed to improve metabolism and relieve muscle stiffness. The mid-temperature charcoal room, meanwhile, provides a quiet space in which to meditate and detoxify, and surrounds patrons with yellow ocher imported from Korea. After spending time in each room, guests can reinvigorate themselves or test the resolve of their mood ring by plunging into a cold bath.
The spa further encourages renewal through massages and facials. Its signature massage combines a Korean full-body scrub, a Swedish-inspired mineral-oil massage, and a shampoo and conditioning treatment for the hair, as well as a cucumber facial mask and warm dip in a milk bath. The decor also serves up tranquility: Renaissance-style murals and an abundance of pink orchids create a sense of calm, and the women's lounge area features pale-green walls crisscrossed by white outlines resembling trees.