logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Autism Spectrum Disorders: 4:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Spas Site

BellaOnline's Spas Editor

g

Vitality Spa in San Francisco

Guest Author - Chris McBeath

Having not been to San Francisco in a while, it was a real treat to reacquaint myself with its picturesque neighborhoods, discover what’s new, and be a tourist without the pressure of feeling that I needed to see everything during my visit. But nothing prepared me for Vitality Spa on Pier 39.

Over the years Pier 39 has evolved into a touristy destination of shops, boutiques and outdoor entertainment – a gentrified and laid-back Coney Island of sorts. So finding a spa here seemed so anomalous that I couldn’t resist stepping across its threshold. From then on, the entire experience was a laugh a minute.

Oxygenate & Rejuvenate
First up was the oxygen bar where you could breathe in a choice of flavorful scents that ranged from watermelon and peppermint to pina colada and strawberry daiquiri. Since oxygen sharpens your mind and certainly dissolves any residue hangover you may have acquired from real daiquiris, the line up for nostril pumps was fast moving.

Beautiful sales people are attentive, and will offer (but not push) all manner of experiential products. As you breathe in cinnamon scents, they might help you distress with a warmed shoulder cushion, filled with flaxseed, warmed and draped over tense muscles. Or you might be offered a head massage with a spindly 12-pronged gadget that reminded me of a multi-legged crane fly. With its flashing lights, it was difficult to take seriously but impressions aside; it was an amazingly effective treatment. Another ‘don’t knock-it-‘til-you-try-it deal is the computerized massager. Its size, design and controls look more like an iPod or digital recorder, this piece of wizardry uses tiny electrical currents to massage your muscles via small sticky patches that are placed on your skin. On your shoulders. Against your shins. Stroking your face. And any set of muscles in need of a knead. Retailing for less than $200, these pocket devices would be super travel companions, especially on long-haul flights.

A Dry Water Massage!
For me, the biggest giggle was slipping into one of Vitality’s water therapy cylinders. They reminded me of a sunbed, only here, you lie fully clothed (no shoes) on a bed and when the lid is closed, you are completely enclosed except for your head which sticks out with enough room to manouvre your arms out too if you wished. The cylinder lid is made up of a thick waterproof membrane which separates you from many gallons of warm water and press a few buttons and hey presto, the treatment begins. This animated waterbed swings into action with waves of pummelling jets marching up and down your body. Press a button, and the wave will hover a while – when you’ve been sitting for a while; this was buttocks heaven; press another button and the pressure shifts. Get past the novelty and laughter, and again, Vitality’s offering is truly therapeutic. And surprisingly, very relaxing.

This is, of course, the whole idea behind this wild ride of a spa. Get people engaged and they open up to all sort of possibilities.

My Last Word: The craziest, most fun spa experience I’ve ever had. No pretensions. A ton of laughter. And a staff that knows its wellness stuff – just in case you were wondering.


Disclaimer:
This is a review independent of any gratis services.

This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Vitality+Spa+in+San+Francisco to Twitter Add Vitality+Spa+in+San+Francisco to Facebook Add Vitality+Spa+in+San+Francisco to MySpace Add Vitality+Spa+in+San+Francisco to Del.icio.us Digg Vitality+Spa+in+San+Francisco Add Vitality+Spa+in+San+Francisco to Yahoo My Web Add Vitality+Spa+in+San+Francisco to Google Bookmarks Add Vitality+Spa+in+San+Francisco to Stumbleupon Add Vitality+Spa+in+San+Francisco to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Spas Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Chris McBeath. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Chris McBeath. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Golf Ball Massager

Spa Snacks for Munchies

Boulders Golden Door Spa, Arizona

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor