Girls About Town: Geist Spas
Looking for a fab gift idea? We suggest checking out one of Geist’s local spas for their offerings. Your Girls About Town had a hard day’s work on this one having to experience facials, massages and mani-pedis. As we always say…work work work, what more must we endure?!
Our first stop was to visit The Woodhouse Day Spa located in the Geist Pavilion shopping center at Olio and 116th Street. Newly owned and COMPLETELY refurbished, we are lucky to have this new addition in Geist! Your holistic experience begins the moment you walk in as the wonderful aromas and tranquil music ease you into a peaceful mode of relaxation. Owner Terri Smith warmly greeted us along with spa director Susanne Loehr and gave us the grand tour of this exceptionally unique spa. No attention to detail has been spared here!
The 13 treatment rooms were spectacular. Most interesting to us was the Vichy Room where you can receive body treatments like a detoxifying seaweed wrap which includes a Vichy shower or rain bar. Never seen that before! The rain bar actually hangs above the table and washes away the all-natural products used during your treatment. Fifteen second spurts of hot to cold “rain” are cascaded over your body and concludes your stimulating and delightful experience!
The second treatment room that caught our attention was the Tub Room. Inside was an actual pedestal bath tub and fireplace! Start your rest and relaxation experience by soaking yourself in the beautiful tub for 15 minutes before your treatment. The fireplace combined with the delicate lighting create the perfect ambience for your day escape!
Finally we were treated to a 50 minute massage by the amazing Ryan Knotts and The Woodhouse Signature Minkyti 80 minute facial by Danette Waymire. We loved both! What a relaxing way to spend the afternoon.
The Woodhouse offers over 10 types of massages that can be customized to your preference. We chose the deep muscle massage. Now take 3 deep breaths and R-E-L-A-X as you inhale scents of lavender, sage and chamomile to begin your calming entrance into this therapeutic full body massage.
Ryan used Serene bath and body oils, Armica gel and even Biofreeze gel during the massage. The products complimented his strategic strokes used to increase circulation and relieve muscle tension, strain and stress. Before you know it, you are brought out of your wonderland experience with three more deeps breaths of those same intoxicating scents. Is this really over? WHAH!!!
There are also several types of facials to choose from here! We went with the award winning Woodhouse Signature Minkyti facial. This treatment incorporates steam, kiwi cleanser, cranberry gommage, wine mask, cranberry toner, ytpore extraction, chamomile balm, eye serum and a liquid crystal product.
The Woodhouse Day Spa carries exclusively the Arcona all-natural product line out of Santa Monica. Ooh la la, the scents alone are an experience! Not only do you receive a facial massage using the Minkyti technique, but Danette also massages your neck, shoulder, arms and hands. It’s quite an experience!!
We also received a skin care analysis. Between the wonderful aromas, the soothing music, the massaging and the low lighting, we couldn’t have been more relaxed. We were in our happy place!
Following our amazing services, we were led to the beautiful quiet room where we indulged in lemon and cucumber waters and delicious detoxifying cinnamon tea. We lounged by the fire in our Woodhouse robes as we flipped through the magazines and chatted about which services we would request on our Christmas list! And it’s getting long!!
Make sure you ask about how to get your fab robe for free during the month of December! Thank you to all of the staff at The Woodhouse Day for treating us to such a wonderful day! We will definitely be back!
Next stop was ReedaTodd Aveda Lifestyle Salon/Spa where we wanted to check out more great gift ideas for everyone on your list! Located at the Geist Marina, ReedaTodd carries the always-intoxicating full Aveda product line. Love walking in here and getting a whiff of all their fabulous scents!
Owned by Tom Beam and managed by Sarah Burke, this beautiful spa is staffed by graduates of the Aveda Frederic’s Institute. Overlooking Geist Reservoir, indulge in a gift for yourself or special someone. Color and cut services also include a very relaxing hot towel facial for men, and ladies receive a wonderful hand massage as you take in the sparkling Geist Reservoir views.
ReedaTodd offers exceptional hair salon services including extensions, along with manicures, pedicures, massages and facial treatments. Since you really can never go wrong with a relaxing pedicure, we settled ourselves into posh chairs and enjoyed a glass of wine whilst our toes relaxed in a copper tub filled with rosemary mint hand and body wash.
Our service providers, Chelsey Crawford and Shelby Jenkins, couldn’t have been more amiable as they worked their magic soaking, shaping, buffing and painting us some beautifully groomed feet and toes! We even chose to use a Shellac polish to keep our tootsies looking great on into the holiday season! Of course, now we will have to wear open-toed shoes to all our Christmas parties to show off our treatment! Okay, maybe only one or two!
As we sipped our wine, we chatted about our favorite Aveda products. We especially like the Pure Abundance Style Prep line to give your hair new life and Aveda’s amazing Stress-Fix body lotion. It’s their strongest selling body care line and claims the “clinically-proven stress-relieving aroma” is derived from French-sourced lavender, Lavandin and Clary Sage from small organic farms. It’s truly an amazing product! You’ve just got to try it out!
ReedaTodd makes it easy to pop in and grab their full line of award-winning products for yourself or anyone on your gift list! Make sure you ask for our cutie pie girls, Chelsey and Shelby, as they are fully trained in cut and color salon services as well. Thank you, ReedaTodd, for the most enjoyable experience!
We really enjoyed our escapes at The Woodhouse Day Spa and ReedaTodd Aveda Lifestyle Salon/Spa and hope you’ll go check them out! There are many other boutique spas offering hair and body services in our area. With so many options in the Geist area, you’re sure to have an easy time fulfilling all your holiday wish lists right here in our own backyard!
As always, CHEERS, and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!