I’m a true spa aficionado. For those of you who shrink at the thought of a stranger touching you, think “Pat Down at Airport Security.” Believe me, the touch of a professional masseuse is infinitely more relaxing.
At the Osthoff Resort’s Aspira Spa, I enjoyed a Moroccan Hot Oil Massage. My masseuse, Serena (what a great name for a masseuse!), drizzled hot oil on my skin, followed quickly by rubbing it in. The only negative about the treatment was that she wasn’t a hot Moroccan…
The most memorable area in the spa was the dimly-lit Meditation Room. Designed in a great curve, the rounded walls created an aura of serenity. They say that corners cause stress. Comfortable banquettes hugged the wall, while in the middle, a round shallow pool was surrounded by tea candles.
When my group went for a light, healthy lunch in the Aspira Spa Cafe, we noticed that one woman was missing. Someone eventually found her asleep in the Meditation Room. To me, that’s the ultimate spa experience.