What is your favorite spa treatment? Is it an other-worldly hot stone massage or a hurt-so-good deep tissue massage? Perhaps you prefer a soothing facial or rejuvenating sauna, steam, and whirlpool. Orange County has a number of spas but if you’ve never visited Pacific Waters Spa, overlooking the beach in Huntington Beach, you simply must make the time.
One benefit of being a blogger, besides being able to write about whatever you want and not getting paid for it, is that sometimes you’re invited to amazing events such as being treated to a glorious evening of pampering and camraderie at the Pacific Waters Spa at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach. Last week, the Hyatt and their PR group, Purry Communications, invited the incredible group of bloggers at OCFamily.com for an evening at the spa.
Our group was greeted and given the VIP treatment by:
(from left): Carol McIntire, Spa Manager; Cheryl Phelps, Hyatt HB General Manager; Toni Purry, CEO of Purry Communications; Lauren LeBeu and Jessica Ayers also of Purry Communications
We were divided into groups and circulated through centers that included demonstrations on making at-home spa treatments, touring the spa, and three 20 minute spa treatments: a manicure, moisturizing facial and choice of a shoulder/neck or back massage. It was simply divine!
Here Laura shows us how to prepare the Mocha Latte Wrap.
There are only 3 ingredients: 2 Tablespoons ground coffee, 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder, 3 Tablespoons coconut butter. You also need plastic wrap to wrap the area you want to treat – wrap the desired area (we tried it on my forearm), leave it on for 10 minutes, remove the wrap, rinse off with a warm shower. She explained that coffee is an exfoliant as well as an anti-oxidant with cleansing, deodorant, and detoxifying properties. She warned us that this is NOT to be used as a self-tanner; it leaves the wrapped area a tan color – but that will come off when you shower.
Besides a Camp Hyatt tee shirt and coloring book for kiddies at home, the swag bag we received had samples of the Mocha Latte scrub and the Peppermint Foot treatment as well as recipes for the Strawberry Toner, Sweet Honey Milk Mask and Inside-Out Scrub.
Carol, who’s passionate about healing and wellness, concocted these remedies made from all-natural ingredients to emphasize that what goes ON your body, also goes INTO your body and that you can create inexpensive, natural, results- driven spa treatments at home. Check back with me next week when I’ll share the recipes for the other treatments, courtesy of the Hyatt Regency, Pacific Waters Spa.
The evening ended with in a private room of the Red Chair Lounge where we indulged in Mammatinis, an assortment of cheeses, beef sliders with carmelized onions, and french fries with garlic aioli.
I leave you with these words to live by: “Civility is Beauty of Behavior“, as seen on one of the treatment rooms. Click here to read reviews on Pacific Waters Spa. They offer a full range of services for men and women, as well as 3-month and 6-month packages, and remember Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. But wait, until January 31st, become a Facebook fan of Pacific Waters and write “I became a fan of Pacific Waters Spa after reading TopMomBlog” on their wall and receive 20% off a 60 minute treatment! woohoo!