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A day at Pure Vietnam Beauty and Spa, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Just because you can sometimes means you should. With this in mind I decided to treat myself to a day at the spa. The body felt in need of a bit of a tune up.
I decided to have the Deluxe package. 5 hours of pampering, or in reality 5 hrs of tuning up. We sometimes push our bodies but don’t actually look after them apart from putting fuel back in, sometimes you need to nourish your body not just feed it.
At Pure Vietnam Beauty and Spa we have a VIP room. In this room is a sauna, spa, raindrop shower, a small table and chairs and day bed along with two massage tables. This is exactly what you need for a couple who are in need of pampering and relaxing. Or in my case one person. This is the only room that we have a sauna and spa bath.
My Deluxe package started with a 30 minutes sugar scrub to remove all the dead skin and start the blood flowing. The sugar is in coconut oil and lightly scented with mango essence. Your skin certainly comes to life. It is amazing how soft and silky your skin feels after. That hard to reach spot in the middle of your back gets a good scratch. After the scrub you have a shower to get rid of all sugar before getting back on your massage table which has been reset with clean towels.
This is where the chocolate happens. You are covered in liquid chocolate all over your body and then wrapped in plastic. This allows the chocolate to do its do. Yes chocolate is actually good for your body. It helps detoxify and enrich your skin. While this is drying you are wrapped in towels to ensure you don’t get too cold and receive a lovely foot massage during the 20 minutes the chocolate needs to do its thing. I love foot massage and this is bliss for me. After your 20 minutes of drying time it is off to the shower to rid yourself of the chocolate. Each time you have a shower you receive disposable underwear so there is no need to get your own underwear dirty and your modesty is preserved. The shower feels fantastic. You can use a normal shower or the raindrop option.
The beauty of the scrub and wrap is that not only does your body feel great but these are all natural products. You can eat the sugar, the chocolate wrap is chocolate and milk. No nasty chemicals.
After this wonderful scrub and wrap I get a quick moisturize with our special body lotion which is then followed by an amazing 90 minute massage using good quality coconut oil. The massage is a “Lomi Lomi”. This is a Hawaiian massage that has been taught to our staff by Steve. He received his Lomi Lomi training from a person who studied in Hawaii and learned it from a Kahuna. It is important that it is authentic and not a watered down version. This is a nourishing relaxing massage. It is flowing and energizing. The idea is that not only will it work your muscles but relax your mind. Lomi Lomi can be done soft , medium or hard. I like a hard massage and this certainly works for me. Because of the language barrier we have designed forms that each customer uses when selecting your treatment in reception. These forms allow you to select the pressure of the massage you want along with any areas of the body you want more pressure on and any areas your don’t want massaged. We love this because it allows your massage to be tailored individually without the fear of the language barrier. At the end of the massage my body is certainly feeling relaxed but stretched and pummeled. I do love that feeling you get when a sore muscle starts out tight but then relaxes as it is worked on.
After the massage when I am ready to have a little sleep I have my facial. The beauty of doing this treatment in the VIP room is the body cushions. These special cushions are designed to fit your body and allow pregnant or large breasted women or anyone who is of a large size to lay on the bed in comfort facedown. This works for all people. You don’t need to be bigger to enjoy them. So what this means is that four hours of body treatment is not uncomfortable. The facial that I have chosen is moisturizing. In Nha Trang with its beautiful weather it is important for ladies to look after their skin. Actually not just ladies but men certainly will feel the drying effects of the sun. During this wonderful 90 minute facial my face is cleansed, toned and massaged using products from the Pure Fiji range. These are wonderful gentle products that have very little chemicals added to them. A moisturizing mask is applied to my face and I receive an upper chest, neck and upper arm massage and stretch while the mask is working its magic.
After all of this wonderful massage and attention I am left in peace to enjoy a sauna in the glass sauna and a spa in the two-seater spa followed by fruit, fruit juice and water whilst looking out at a beautiful park and beyond to the South China Sea. I find this is the perfect end. I have a bathrobe so I can wander around in the room wrapped up or not use it at all if I choose. The room is private with my own toilet so I don’t have to leave until I want to. I must admit I have a little rest on the day bed and then nibble on the fruit before having my sauna and spa.
We do have a great 2 ½ hour package that has the sugar scrub, chocolate wrap and 90 minute Lomi Lomi. This is a fantastic package as it hits all the spots and at the end you still gt the fruit and drinks but today I am in need of the addition of the sauna, spa and facial.
What a wonderful way to spend a day. I think I might go out for some delicious seafood before falling into my bed in a dreamless sleep.