Friday, August 13, 2010

Our firecracker…

The summertime is always a busy time for us for birthdays.  My cousin is a fire-cracker baby born on July 4th.  We had a great family party for her earlier in July with all kinds of yummy fixin’s. 

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So for her present this year I wanted to do something a little different.  SO instead of getting her “things” – we went for an “experience” instead. This past weekend we headed up to Conover NC (between Statesville & Hickory) to Rock Barn Spa.  The cool thing about this spa is the “pool” you have access to for the full day of your service.  When they say pool – really they mean 5 different water features plus the sauna and steam room.  They have a regular pool with mineral and salt water, then an indoor hot tub, a cold water plunge pool (@ 65 degrees!), a waterfall pool and an outdoor hot tub.  Needless to say we were a bit pruney from all the water time. 

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For our services, we had a Bamboo Body Polish and Zen Garden Stone Massage.  The body polish was something I hadn’t tried before and oh my I will be doing this again!  They start with an exfoliating soapy rub down and then they have this amazing shower head sorta thing that pulses warm water all over – can you say A-MA-ZING!  It really was like all the cares of the world were just running away with the water.  The Zen Garden massage was with hot stones.  A cool experience.  That’s actually inaccurate – it’s a HOT experience!  Those stones can get hot but the way she moves them over your skin mixed in with the lotion it’s a very soothing massage! 

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We couldn’t have had a better time – well we could have had more treatments which would have been lovely… but seriously it was a great day to spend together!  Surprise – surprise I’m ready to do it again!!

Where’s your favorite spa?  Are there any specific services we need to try?  I want to be more adventurous but then I get stuck going back to the ol’ Swedish massage – help stretch my imagination.

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