I haven’t been very good at making time for myself recently. But, last weekend, as I lay face down on the massage table inhaling the sweet smell of rosemary and bergamot with strong fingers kneading the knots in my shoulders and my tensions melting away. I was reminded of just how valuable a little ‘me time’ can be.
I’m guilty of burning the candle at both ends. Of not resting my injuries properly. And of forgetting how restorative a damn good pampering session can be! Luckily all this was swiftly rectified with a visit to Leesa Jones at Spa and Sparkle.
Perched up on the hill above Nail Bay – Leesa has the perfect little treatment room and it’s close proximity to Sugarcane Restaurant (a 2 minute walk) make it an ideal option for a girl’s day. (More on that later).
My morning appointment at Spa and Sparkle
I arrived and started with a lemon water while we quickly went through the health and wellness questionnaire. Checking off any pre existing conditions and injuries. We moved on to choosing my soundtrack for the session – for a totally multi-sensory experience. I opted for the sound bath during my treatments. Koshi chimes and crystal singing bowls carefully tuned to a therapeutic vibration; reducing my stress, balancing my chakras and healing from the inside. A really unique addition.
Next I selected the aromatherapy oil for my treatment. Leesa offers a choice of five Sensory Retreats Well-being Oils and invites you to sample each one. Depending on your mood and speciﬁc needs, you choose the scent you are most drawn to; Nourish, Restore, Invigorate, Revive or Empower. Each oil blend beneﬁts from its own unique properties so whether your intention is to bring mental clarity, or uplift your spirits, they have the perfect blend. I chose Invigorate and enjoyed an uplifting rosemary, bergamot and eucalyptus combination.
Then it was time to start the treatments. My 90 minutes of total pampering started with a full body massage using hot lava shells to penetrate heat into areas where the muscles are stressed. Literally melting away tension and aiding relaxation. I then finished with an Image O2 lift facial. Thanks to the facial my skin has never felt better – Spa and Sparkle’s luxurious facial uses Image products and infuses oxygen, plant derived stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into the skin leaving it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated.
As I was almost falling asleep on the table, my treatments were brought to an end with the sound of a Tibetan Bowl. Then it was time for a glass of lemon water and a YANA collagen shot. Helping to improve my skin elasticity and hydration from the inside!
I left the treatment room, thoroughly relaxed and in a dreamlike trance, and it was time for my friend’s turn. I headed down to Sugarcane restaurant to get us a table and pre-order our lunches. The spa is so close to the restaurant and pool, so it’s perfect for a girls day. Book with a couple of friends and then take it in turns to go up for your treatments as the others enjoy a drink poolside!
Alternatively, if Nail Bay sounds too far away? Leesa will bring her spa services to you! If you’re staying on Virgin Gorda or Tortola, Leesa can travel and set up at your home or villa. Imagine a relaxing massage enjoying the breeze on your deck, or getting your facial at home!
Let me know if you’re planning your own girl’s spa day!