Nothing seems to revitalize the mind, body, and soul like a trip to the spa. Here on St. Croix there are a number of places where you can go to indulge in a relaxing massage or a specialty spa treatment. Enjoy your treatments in air conditioned comfort, or beach side for a true Caribbean experience. Whether you are vacationing on St. Croix, or you are a resident, a day at the spa can rejuvenate anyone.
The beauty of enjoying spa treatments here on St. Croix is the array of picturesque views coupled with the highly skilled therapists and estheticians the island offers. From open-air treatment rooms with ocean views, to having a massage delivered to you at your villa or favorite beach, there is something to please everyone. Imagine getting a massage with the lulling sounds of waves lapping on the shore in the background, and the cool Caribbean breezes caressing your skin. As your body melts into the massage table, you are free to let your mind drift away and relax as you never have before. Heaven!
From softer skin to better health, the benefits of spending time at a spa are becoming better known. Visiting a spa is a pleasurable way to improve your health, and with a serene atmosphere and beautiful surroundings, spending an afternoon at a spa is certainly an enjoyable activity. While some still view spending time at a spa as ‘pampering’, the types of services offered (especially massages) can provide you with a multitude of health and wellness benefits that including: deep relaxation, decreased anxiety and depression, better sleep, relief from muscle tension, healthier joints, and softer skin. So indulge, it will truly be good for your body, mind, and soul.
How you choose to spend your ‘spa day’ is a very personal decision. Like many, my first choice is always a massage. I tend to go for deep massages that really work out the knots, as well as pedicures for my beach-weary feet, or facials that will detox my skin and leave it feeling clean and soft. You can always add aromatherapy or hot stones to a massage to really awaken your senses, and add to the depth of your relaxation. Looking for softer skin? Try a body scrub, wrap or polish. Believe it or not, I know some people who do not like massages or full body treatments, in that case you can still indulge in a facial, manicure, pedicure, haircut and style, hair color treatment, or even have your make-up done. The possibilities are endless!
However you choose to spend your time at the spa, take advantage of that time to truly focus on yourself and your body’s needs. It is important for everyone to take care of themselves, which includes your body and soul. Relax, refresh, and leave feeling rejuvenated. You deserve it!– Jennie Ogden, Editor
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