TUESDAY, JULY 24: I try to get to the spa as often as possible because they not only keep me looking fabulous but also keep me sane.
I try to go as often as I can, usually once every two months or so.
On Friday, I was given the opportunity to visit Willow Stream at the Fairmont Southampton Resort, one of the best spas in Bermuda in my opinion, to try out a promotional programme they are offering called Stretch Out Your Summer.
The treatment was called Destination Rejuvenation and it was 90 minutes of bliss.
It is described as a medium pressure massage using a variety of oils designed to regulate sleep, hydrate skin, relieve tension and restore energy.
From the moment I entered the spa, I felt pampered.
“Hello Miss Pearman” was the greeting I heard when I walked through the door.
I was then whisked away to the locker room where I changed into a terry cloth robe and then moved to the lounge to wait for my therapist Udene who was fabulous.
We started with a footbath which was heavenly.
Udene left me to relax for a few minutes before giving my feet a salt scrub.
She explained that the next part of the treatment would consist of dry exfoliation with a brush and then a warm oil massage followed by a scalp massage and face treatment.
I’ve had many massages and facials, so this treatment was completely new to me. Since I like ‘new’, I was up for anything.
Udene had me lie on the table and I was covered in a towel.
She did a dry exfoliation with a brush which felt a little weird.
After the exfoliation on both sides, Udene did a warm oil massage on me.
As I said before, I have had plenty massages but this was such a relaxing and rejuvenating massage.
I felt so calm and Zen.
Once the massage was complete, Udene did a foot massage and then a scalp massage followed by a face treatment.
She gave me the brush at the end of the treatment and told me to dry exfoliate once a week.
After my massage, I sat in the steam room for a little while and then the sauna.
Both were incredibly relaxing and melted my stress away.
I got a hot shower once I was finished.
I thought that was the end of the pampering but upon my checkout, I was presented with a gift bag with a sweet note from the Willow Stream staff along with a small jar of tropical essence oil and bath salt.
Both were used during the treatment.
This is a great treatment if you need a pick-me-up and just want to relax completely.