All too often, women are brought up to believe that taking time to care for themselves is somehow selfish or wasteful. In fact, occasional pampering is not so much a luxury as a necessity, to revive your body, mind and spirit. It helps you recharge your energies and return to your daily routines better prepared to meet the challenges there.
It was precisely for such necessary pampering that Gen Obolensky, Owner of the Botanica Day Spa, decided to open a spa that would cater primarily to the local community: "Botanica could definitely be described as the "local" day spa. Yes, we service many people on holiday but we hugely cater to our local community."
The spa offers the full range of body and beauty treatments, including facials, massage, waxing, lash extensions, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures. Clients can mention their specific needs when scheduling an appointment and be sure of getting the proper service.
Obolensky says that some treatments are favorites with the clients: "Brazilian waxes and brow shaping are probably the most booked service. Recently we have become known for our dermaplaning facial, Thai fusion massage and Four Layer Facial, as well as our lash extensions." Spa staff are highly skilled and take great care of clients, says Obolensky. In fact, as part of the hiring process, each tech has to give her a spa service. If they're good enough for her, they're hired.
Customers include long-time local clients as well as tourists. All treatments are popular but the signature massage, with add-ons like the amethyst infrared mat, hot oil scalp treatment, and salt scrub gets rave reviews. For couples massage, a mother-daughter spa day, and many more relaxing outings, the Botanica Day Spa is a favorite choice.
There are open houses in the summer and fall, and these are highly popular. The Spa offers monthly membership, automatically creating a schedule of regular care. Members also benefit from special discounts and freebies.
In keeping with the theme of pampering mind, body and spirit, there are candles, hair and skin products, makeup, jewelry and giftables for sale. The spa also offers private parties for brides with relaxing spa services, from manicures and pedicures to beauty enhancements, massages and facials. These offer the bride and her friends to unwind and also to prepare for the big day. Private parties are a great way to relax with a group of friends in soothing surroundings.
Botanica Day Spa also connects to the local community by fundraising for charities like the SPCA shelter for homeless pets.