It’s never too early to start dropping hints for Mothers Day. If you’re like me, you collect little ideas in the weeks leading up to mid-May, but then when asked what you want, you draw a blank.
Here’s a luscious idea that has fewer calories that chocolate, smells as good as a bouquet of flowers, and always fits the giftee perfectly.
How about a day of pampering, a few hours with no cares or concerns, a time when you are the center of the universe?
And how about doing all that at the very posh but not outrageously priced Four Seasons Spa in downtown Denver?
I erroneously thought that hotel spas were for hotel guests. Only.
But after doing some, uh, “research,” I recently found out that about half the people who take advantage of The Spa at Four Seasons live in the Denver area and visit the hotel just for The Spa.
Upon arrival I was immediately pleased to find that valet parking ($10) is validated with any spa treatment. Nice touch.
I kept wondering why they called it “spa treatment” when it was really just a massage. Sounded highfalutin to me.
And then I found out it wasn’t just a massage.
When I checked in I was greeted by name (“Ms Lavender Luz,” my blog name, which I rarely hear vocalized) and offered a flute of champagne. I was given a brief tour of the gorgeous facility so I could find my way around and know what amenities were available to enjoy. My concierge left me in the changing room with a luxurious bathrobe that would be mine for the next couple of hours.
The massage itself was divine. Mine was billed as a Rose Quartz Massage and Scalp Treatment ($110 for 60 minutes). The special scent used was particularly appealing to me: rose petals, lavender, jasmine, ylang ylang. The oil is also reportedly infused with “rose quartz crystal energy.” I was so besotted with the aroma that I bought a bottle to bring home.
Susan was the perfect masseuse — she applied just the right intensity in each of my muscles, and she gave a quiet massage (although she’s so intuitive that if you were the type who wanted a chatty massage, I’m sure she would oblige).
The massage was just a part of the spa treatment. After my massage I was free to take advantage of all that The Spa has to offer.
And take advantage I did.
I meditated in the caldarium (steam room) and then soaked in the whirlpool. Take. Me. Away…
I had arrived without any sundries, now knowing exactly what I was in for. But no worries — towels, toiletries, high-end shampoo and conditioners were provided.
I’d never experienced such a fancy shower. Note the multi-directional water spray — from both sides and the ceiling, in addition to the traditional nozzle:
There was a wide selection of make-up, hair products and sanitized styling tools at my disposal. But have you seen me? Then you know that I had little use for them. But I’m sure the typical Spa visitor would enjoy having such conveniences.
Soon I needed to be back on Mom Duty again, so I donned my clothes and prepared to leave Eden. On the way out, Spa staff continued to treat me like a VIP, inquiring about my experience and making sure I was sent off by name. I felt, for a few hours, that I got the movie star treatment, without the annoying paparazzi.
If you are interested in enjoying your own Spa Experience, the Four Season’s current special is the Spring Renewal Package, which offers access to the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre featuring TechnoGym equipment, and either a Yoga or CrossFit Training session (60 minutes) paired with an Organic Detoxing Slimming Wrap (75 minutes). It includes a healthy Spa Lunch served on the rooftop pool terrace (weather permitting) or in the Spa’s Relaxation Lounge. $200
For more information or to make a reservation, visit The Spa at Four Seasons Denver or call (303) 389-3025.
I know what hint I’ll be dropping.
How about you — what would make your Mothers Day perfect?