As any dedicated adventuress knows, “time out” is critical to the appreciation of life. Discovering spas is an adventure in itself. A spa experience is a special gift an adventuress gives to herself.
I’m reminded of the airline introductions at the beginning of every flight, the introductions most of us pay no attention to.
When the flight attendant describes the oxygen mask dropping from above your head, he/she says, “Fasten your mask securely before helping your child or the person in the seat next to you.”
The message is that if you don’t take care of yourself first, you can’t help someone else, even someone you love.
When was the last time you soaked in your bathtub, allowing yourself a quiet, peaceful moment of personal bliss? Do you even own a bathtub?
So many condos and houses today are being built with only showers. If there’s a tub at all, it’s miniscule, nothing a woman over 5’ could luxuriate in.
And luxuriating is what we want. A totally experience that feeds your senses—that takes your mind off the stresses of your day, the responsibilities of your life.
Once, when I felt the need of a vacation, but didn’t have the time or money, I found a Chinese spa in my home town. There was this tiny ad in a newspaper, offering a body scrub at very reasonable prices.
I’d never had a body scrub, and it sounded heavenly, even healthy.
It was in a neighborhood that would later become known as Las Vegas’ “Chinatown.”
Today that spa is gone, but I’ll never forget the memory of the experience. How it took me away from the everyday life of running my business, exposed me to an entirely different culture, and made me feel that, for the moment, I was a long way away from the deadlines and demands of my life.
Since then I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing some incredible most body-and-soul satisfying experiences, from my hot rock massage at Snoqualmie’s Salish Lodge to the beaches of Thailand’s Koh Samed.
What adventuress isn’t lured by the enticing pleasure of total relaxation while focusing completely on her body?
Feel free to fantasize about some of our favorites, introduced to you by women who’ve savored all the warmth, fragrance, relaxation and soul-rejuvenating pleasure these spas offer:
Sumptuous Spa at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, Ireland - Gail travels 5,000 miles from home and discovers the sumptuous spa at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin Ireland. READ MORE
Tina floats in a spa in the British Virgin Islands - read about her refreshing experience at her favorite "floating spa" in the British Virgin Islands HERE