The St. Louis Four Seasons Spa
Happy Thursday!! It’s Friday-eve and I am so excited to bring you today’s post. On Tuesday, I got to experience a part of St. Louis that I’ve never experienced before and I love that. I lovelovelove my city. It is a beautiful, chaotic, busy city and I am still discovering so much of it. I had the fabulous opportunity to work with the The St. Louis Four Seasons Spa, a prestigious hotel spa in downtown St. Louis. It overlooks the river and the arch and it’s EXTREMELY gorgeous. I definitely didn’t feel fancy enough to be allowed in. ANYWAYS. I was able to work with their spa and got to test out their facilities and receive an incredible massage. Let’s dive into this.
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I received a complimentary massage in exchange for this post. All opinions are mine and mine alone.
If you are looking for a hotel to stay at, this is definitely a top notch location. They are close to everything around the city. It’s beautiful and serene and high class. I visited their seventh floor spa to test their facility and did NOT leave disappointed. I also received my first massage…EVER.
The spa was gorgeous — no doubt about it. It was bright, clean and beautiful. The view was absolutely spectacular. I checked in at the lobby, where I was met with superb staff (seriously — they were SO nice. and they complimented my dress. soooooooo). I felt like actual royalty. I was escorted into the back where I was met with a cute little locker room. I deposited all of my belongings and was shown the rest of the locker room. There were beautiful bathrooms, counters and mirrors, and a really nice hot tub. They also had a steam room in this area. It was girls-only to help with privacy.
From here, we ventured deeper into this labyrinth of wonderful and we entered the hallway where the massage and facial rooms are. We went all the way to the back where there were beautiful and tranquil rooms that overlooked the city. There was another hot tub (co-ed), and multiple rooms with varying degrees of relaxation. I chose the tranquility room to spend some time while I waited for my masseuse.
They had snacks – so I’ll definitely be back. Nuts, fruit and flavored water. I chose assorted nuts and cucumber water and definitely felt relaxed. The masseuse from The St. Louis Four Seasons Spa came and got me and then magic happened.
Ok. I was a total massage virgin before this moment. I cannot believe I’ve got 22 years without a massage (hint hint Adam I know what I want for Christmas). I chose to go with the Aromatherapy massage because I love oils and I love aromatherapy. I was so nervous, and I didn’t know what to expect. I love massages but usually they’re just from my husband. This was a totally different experience. Here’s the 411 on what to do at your first massage:
- Be as relaxed as possible. Don’t tense up. The masseuse knows what they’re doing. Let them work their magic.
- Decide what you are comfortable wearing beforehand. If you want to go commando, go for it! Most massage places recommend it, as you get the most skin to skin contact. But if you aren’t comfortable with it, that’s okay, too! Your comfort is the most important thing.
- Communicate with your massage therapist. If the pressure is too much, or not enough, let them know. They can change it so you enjoy every minute of your massage. You paid for it, man. Milk it for all it’s worth.
- Remember to take deep breaths. Slow your heart rate and let your body relax.
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I hope this convinced you to take some time for YOURSELF and get the TLC you need. Hopefully, I’ve double convinced you that you need to do it at the Four Seasons in St. Louis. It is SO stunning inside, the staff in incredible, and my massage was out of this world. You need this. I promise.
Let me know how your first massage was and where it was at in the comments below. Have you ever visited the Four Seasons in St. Louis? Would you go now? Let me know that, too!