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.
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.
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!
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.