Thursday, December 1, 2011

San Diego Spa Review: Spa Velia, Little Italy

Spa Velia Bathroom

While many people were shopping the Black Friday sales, I indulged in a much-needed massage at Spa Velia. Even before I stepped through the doors of the spa, I was in relax mode and eager to turn off the cell phone...

I arrived early for my appointment just so I could have some time to meditate. After I changed and put on a plush robe, I enjoyed a pomegranate mimosa that was waiting for me in the relaxation room - a room that was so peaceful with its sound of trickling water from the water fountain and the ambient lighting that made me feel right at home. I was transported miles away from my busy lifestyle.

Swiss Shower at Spa VeliaA little while later Elizabeth, the friendly massage therapist, took me to a dimly lit room where I enjoyed the 25 minute Velia Vitality massage. Because I spend so much time in front of the computer, I asked Elizabeth to focus on my back and shoulders. As I type this my mind takes me back to that oh, so relaxing experience. Afterwards I sat in the sauna for about 10 minutes to detox and clear out the pores on my face. Then I sat back in the relaxation room to enjoy some cookies, nuts, and hot tea. Finally, I rinsed off in the Swiss-style shower, which was a first for me! You gotta love a spa that pays attention to every detail. From the music to the decor, everything was perfect.

I like that Spa Velia offers a variety of specialty massage therapies, including Reiki, reflexology, and sports massage. They also have facial and body care, plus they're working towards using all organic products and becoming a "green" spa.

Spa Velia

Would you like to experience Spa Velia services for yourself? I have $20 gift certificates that I can give to three people. Send me an email with your mailing address: maria [at] beautyiswithin [dot] net. First come first served!

Spa Velia is located at 401 West A St. Suite 180, San Diego, CA 92101 (Entrance is on B Street between State and Columbia). Find out more by visiting:

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