My favorite holiday is just a few weeks away, but I was fortunate enough to be invited to The Spa at Island Hotel in Newport Beach for an early “Mother’s Spa Day”. Upon my arrival, I was ushered into the beautiful sanctuary where I changed into a plush robe and began enjoying the amenities. I decided to start with the eucalyptus steam room, where I placed refreshingly cool cucumber slices on my tired eyes and a chilled towel on my face. I was in heaven, and I loved that it felt as though it was my own personal spa. Fifteen minutes later I realized my scheduled appointment was drawing near, so I headed for the quiet room where I enjoyed some citrus water and fruit before my treatment. After some lounging in a plush chaise, my therapist Maryann escorted me to a treatment room for a 90 minute Lomi Lomi massage.
When Maryann opened the door to the treatment room, I got a little embarrassingly emotional. The room was filled with aromatic tropical scents and gentle Hawaiian music playing… it brought me back to our wedding day in Hawaii, which was also the last time that I enjoyed a Lomi Lomi massage. It’s amazing how scents and music can spark so many wonderful memories! For those of you who are not familiar with Lomi Lomi, it is a spiritual healing massage. It’s passed down from generation to generation with the intention of balancing heart, mind, body and soul. The therapists techniques are rhythmic, using the forearms in long, connected, embracing strokes.
After my treatment was complete, I was in a state of utter relaxation and was guided back into the quiet room to enjoy tranquility tea and frozen grapes. This was truly a one-of-a-kind experience, and I felt an overall sense of well-being and deep relaxation. Everything a mother wants, needs, and enjoys. So if you are scrambling to plan a unique Mother’s Day experience for the moms in your life, look no further than The Spa at Island Hotel. As much as we love and adore the handmade cards, I think I can speak for most mothers in that we would really appreciate a peaceful day at The Spa in addition to those adorable cards!
In addition to the many treatments available at The Spa: The Island Hotel is also offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Palm Terrace Restaurant where you can enjoy a scrumptious patio buffet, along with paired tasting cocktail options and musical entertainment. They will be pairing everything from sushi and sake, to breakfast quesadillas and skinny margaritas (my favorite). I can’t think of a better way to spend Mother’s Day!
Thank you to The Spa at Island Hotel for a memorable and perfectly relaxing experience! To learn more about The Spa at Island Hotel, you can visit their website www.theislandhotel.com or call 866 554 4620.