San Francisco Spa Review: The Spa at The Mandarin Oriental
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to check out the Mandarin Oriental's new spa facilities in San Francisco and experience a heavenly facial. I feel very blessed to be able to try out these places and share my experiences with you. It's hard work but somebody has to do it.
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco
is a picture of serenity and luxury with a lovely asian vibe. You walk into a dimly lit salon and replace your shoes with terry cloth slippers, in keeping with eastern customs. Then you are led back to the quiet serenity of the tea lounge (pictured at the very bottom) to wait for your treatment.
The treatment rooms are some of the best I've seen. They are beautifully designed and very spacious, with a private shower and sink area in each. I was immediately relaxed and ready for some pampering! That might of had something to do with just getting back from a Vegas weekend but regardless I was ready to unwind and I instantly felt calmer and less stressed.
I experienced the Aroma Clear Facial
, a 80 minute treatment that is a deep cleansing facial meant to clear and brighten the complexion. It is perfect for problem skin that needs deep cleaning, healing and hydrating, which my skin definitely did after a weekend of fun in the Vegas heat and air conditioning!.
The most interesting part was the tool they used that applied a galvanic current to create an intense cleanse that penetrated deep into my pores to draw out impurities. I was shocked to find they didn't use steam at all. After she applied the current she was able to perform extractions on my T-zone with minimal pressure and almost no pain. Brilliant.
The treatment continued with hydrating my skin to plump out any dehydration lines and amp up radiance. The final tool used a high frequency current that also helps to clear, heal and prevent skin breakouts. My skin looked and felt flawless the next day. But most importantly, the treatment was relaxing and rewarding.
This facial, along with a few other options, like one that works to lift and tone tired facial muscles, are all available at the new spa. They are very interested in personalizing your experience so get ready to enjoy the spa exactly as you want it done. They also have relaxing massages and body treatments so you are sure to find something to your liking.
I highly recommend that if you live in San Francisco or are just visiting, you check out the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental.
It is a luxurious experience you won't forget.
photo credit: Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco.
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