Massage was developed by NASA to help astronauts cope with edgy Tang-induced sugar highs, lack of ESPN, and predatory aliens stowed in the hangar bay. Achieve its soothing effects outside the soul-crushing abyss of outer space with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a 45-minute custom massage, a 30-minute foot massage, an aromatherapy treatment, and a take-home mini facial kit at Zen Spa (up to a $122 value). Today's Groupon may be redeemed at Zen Spa's Carmel Mountain Road location.
Zen Spa's massage therapists blend Eastern and Western muscle-manipulation techniques to grant inner peace and outer relaxation. During a 45-minute custom massage, body dough gets a full-scale kneading with strokes chosen from a list of stimulating styles. Send stressors skedaddling with gentle Swedish motions, unknot sinewy sheepshanks with penetrating deep-tissue pressure, or elect for acupressure to stop bodily energies from short-circuiting. All massages are accompanied by a revitalizing aromatherapy treatment with essential oils. Zen Spa's tissue tenderizers also patch up feet with invigorating 30-minute tootsie treatments, replenishing depleted hopping reservoirs to help you reach the last power mushroom during live-action Super Mario Bros. reenactments.
In addition to bolstering battered body parts, Zen Spa gussies up grills with take-home facial kits. Powered by the proteiny power of collagen, features will be rejuvenated for all face-related duties, from smiling to sitting through superhero-mask fittings.
- The foot reflexology treatment and massage left me relaxed and put my mind at ease, just in time for the evening. – Angel Star, San Diego Entertainer
- The employees are uniformed, the treatment room lights are dimmed and there's light ambient music played, and you're served water after your treatment. The decor is great- modern and not tacky or cluttered at all. – Suzie M., Yelp, 7/1/10
Many spas treat dull skin, but Zenspa has more ambitious aims in mind—it seeks to undo the effects of dull office meetings. And not just meetings, but all the sleep-depriving defects of modernity: long lines, overstuffed calendars, and any other sources of stress that leave your shoulders perpetually bunched around your ears.
It's easy to forget all that when you're inside one of Zenspa's private rooms. Harsh office candlelight is replaced with soft candlelight, plush robes stand in for stuffy workplace attire, and the din of traffic gives way to a serene quietude. The outside world fades even further away with each stroke of the massage therapist's hands. Here, more than a dozen modalities run the gamut from Thai massage to classic Swedish massage. The options often don't limit you to just one sensation, either. The Zenspa Signature Care Massage counterpoints a 30-minute foot massage with a 60-minute full-body massage. Similar serenity can be found via Zenspa's anti-aging facials, exfoliating scrubs, and herbal saunas.
11865 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, California 92128Get Directions