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 $32, you get a 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage at Ziyan Salon and Spa (up to a $75 value). Groupon buyers may choose to upgrade massage services for an additional fee.
The licensed massage therapists at Ziyan assuage aching backs with Swedish or deep-tissue techniques. During 60-minute sessions, clients relax beneath a modestly draped sheet and provide direction toward areas of pain as lithe hands dance across backs and shoulders with long, flowing, Swedish strides and the occasional stress-pummeling polka. Swedish massage’s classic strokes are an ideal way to catalyze circulation, while throwing away stale teenage angst that refuses to leave. Chronic pain and aches melt during a deep-tissue massage, during which, the muscle maestro employs stretching and pulling kneads to unbundle knots tied deep in the musculature. Before each service, the salon's lounge area welcomes patrons to jumpstart their relaxation amid rich red walls. A flat-screen TV entertains eyes and a smooth leather sofa leaves no telltale nap marks on faces.
Ziyan Salon & Spa
The internationally trained staff at Ziyan Salon & Spa pampers patrons with an emphasis on high-class luxury. The experts draw upon the skills they learned at Wella, Redken, and Paul Mitchell schools and using quality products such as GLO Theraputic, which focuses on skin health and are only sold to certain skincare professionals. They stay atop haircare trends, employing wet and dry hair-cutting techniques and keratin-smoothing treatments, and they cosset skin with deluxe spa treatments that can include indulgent massages and pillows heated by Cupid's embrace.
The luxury extends to the salon's décor of rich red walls, plush rugs snuggling up to leather couches, and flat-screen TVs. The salon's most opulent offering, the Enchanted Mayhem fashion show, celebrates the newest hairstyles with a night of catwalking, dancing, and Fabergé-egg juggling.