I bet there isn’t a Bride out there who isn’t a fan of spas. Being pampered before walking down the Aisle to say “I Do” is perfect for reviving your body and allowing your mind to get away from all the stress and chaotic details of your wedding. Spas can be costly but I’m sure you would all agree with me that it’s well worth the money to feel renewed! I’ve been to many spas but one particular place that I recommend to all Brides is Lotus Mind + Body Spa in Needham, MA. Owner, Catherine Harris, opened her luxury spa in July 2007 after leaving her career as an analyst for a banking firm to pursue her dreams. The Zen-like environment and superb service will without a doubt get you coming back for more. Other ways to take advantage of this therapeutic treatment is by throwing a spa party for a bridal shower or for a more laid back and intimate bachelorette party; a day of pampering would be perfect too!
Some of the wonderful amenities at Lotus are the changing rooms, robes, soaking your feet in the wading pool and enjoying a complimentary fruit platter. The price ranges from $50 for a 30-minute massage or facial to $140 for a 90-minutes Javanese Mandi Lular, a royal treatment for the bride and grooms-to-be, starting with a massage, followed by an exfoliation and a refreshing shower and ending with an application of aromatic flower lotion.
Couple of weekends ago, my girlfriends and I got together for a spa date at Lotus. We spent half of our Saturday getting pampered and we enjoyed every minute of it!! When we first arrived there, we were greeted by the spa attendant who gave us a form to fill out. Basically, the questions on the form were to see if we've gotten facials or massages pre- Lotus so that they could match us to a specialist that fit our needs. After we changed in our robes and slippers, we were escorted to a private Zen room where we soaked our feet in the wading pool where owner, Catherine was so sweet enough to have mimosas and fruit platter waiting for us. It was my girlfriend, Jane's birthday, so the mimosas were a special treat.
My esthetician, Vyvy, who did my facial, was fantastic and knew so much about the products that she was using on me. She taught me about my skin type and not once was Vyvy aggressive or pushy about asking me to purchase products from the spa (I hate when that happens), but informed me what type of products would work similar if I had purchased them at a drug store. My spa experience with my girlfriends was truly marvelous! I treated myself to a facial, sipped on mimosas, and the entire staff was great. Best of all, I got to catch up with my girlfriends who I haven't seen in forever. The only thing my girlfriends and I regret was that we waited so long for our day of pampering.
For the Brides who are getting married, I have a few suggestions:
1- If you have never gotten a facial before or don’t go on a regularly basis, make sure you get it at least a month before. Your skin could get a reaction, cause breakouts, or even redness. Brides-to-be that have been getting regular facials, a week before the big day would be just fine.
2- I wouldn’t recommend brides to get a massage the day before because you'll be too stressed and then you won't get to enjoy it. Go the week before. Enjoy it, after planning your wedding, girl, you deserve it!
3- A couple’s massage is a fantastic treat for the two of you to reconnect and enjoy the moment together. It's also a great present for his birthday, Christmas present, or even just because I love you gift.
One of the many facial rooms
Vichy shower and soaking tub
Catherine launched the premium membership on radio at 96.9 WTKK's Jim and Margery Show for a one year prepaid membership at Lotus Mind + Body Spa for $150 per person or $200 for 2 people, which includes 40% off EVERYTHING; services, products and even gift cards!
But for our special readers, mention Linda from LDT, and you'll get the membership for $100 and $150 for 2 people! That's $48 for a 60 minute facial or massage! Get as much gift cards as you would like. Especially since Christmas is around the corner! Visit Lotus Mind + Body Spa in Needham, MA, and get your membership today. I promise you, you'll thank me afterwards.
Promotions valid until December 31st 2010.