What do a stream of warm oil, my stressed-out self and a pile of cold stones have in common? They were all part of a recent, and very unique massage experience, at Solimar Wellness Spa located within Radisson Blu (Level 2, South). I’ve had a handful of massages in my day but none can compare to the Shirodhara and Cold Face Stone treatments I got to take part in on the third floor of Radisson Blu!
The experience started as most time at a spa does, by donning a warm, comfy robe and soaking up the latest gossip magazines while the massage therapists prepped the rooms. Once my leading ladies were ready, I joined them in a dimly lit and very aromatic space that immediately put me at ease. I knew I was going to be relaxed at the end of the hour head and I most definitely was. To start, the bodywork specialist grabbed small, cold stones and rubbed them in an upward motion on my cheeks, forehead and chin, describing quietly how the stones and motion are best for maintaining the elasticity of the skin and helping with a youthful glow. The treatment is a perfect add-on if you’re already heading to Solimar for a treatment and I would definitely recommend it.
From there, things got a little more interesting as I was whisked away to the Shirodhara room. Shirodhara is a meditative treatment where a stream of warm, herbal oil is directed onto the ‘third eye’ at the crown of your forehead. Once the oil treatment has been applied three times to your ‘third eye’ the oil is then massaged into your scalp and hair for a deep conditioning treatment. Can you say heaven?! The treatment was pure luxury and I would have stayed there all day if the staff left me. One word of advice, though, plan to leave the oil in your hair for as long as possible to achieve the deep conditioning results. Seems like a good excuse to opt for another treatment while the oil works its magic!
Be sure to check out Shirodhara, Cold Stone Facials and the myriad of other services that Solimar Wellness Spa offers by calling 952.851.4003 and booking your appointment. I may just run into you there, because I will definitely be back soon!