It’s the first full week in December, and I’m soaking in the warmth of the Florida sun.
There’s a waterfall at my feet and a tranquil stream at my head.
I’m spa-ing today at the Golden Door in Naples, Florida.
I chose two therapies at the spa… a pedicure, and a full-body scrub.
I scheduled both services for late in the afternoon, so I could make a full spa day of it, to soak, steam, sun, then sleep in the tranquility garden and meditation room, and to also treat myself to a scrumptious lunch.
My plans worked out wonderfully.
I grew up being told that the Golden Door Spa was THE spa that originally set the spa standard. I’ve dreamt of staying a week at a Golden Door Spa.
That has yet to happen.
But the Naples Grande Beach Resort, where we stayed in Naples, Florida, has a Golden Door Spa, so as my husband shuffled off to a business conference, I shuffled down for a day at the spa.
A sandstone tranquility garden holds the Jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna. I was bummed that the facilities are co-ed… meaning that there is not a separate Jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna for men and women… I wanted to spa naked, or at least steam naked. Since the tranquility garden holds the Jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna, you steam, soak, or sun in a bathing suit unless you want to be escorted off the spa property.
Even with a bathing suit on, the steam room is wonderful. It is INFUSED, and I mean INFUSED, with eucalyptus. Breathe deeply, and breathe often. Their steam room feels like it detoxifies you in five minutes.
I had a full body scrub and a pedicure. Both therapists were great. My skin was soft and glowed after the scrub, and my toes twinkled with a soft light blue polish.
They have a small labyrinth. It’s surrounded by white bougainvillea. As I walked it, I was gently reminded that it was Tuesday, and I was in Naples, Florida, at the Golden Door Spa, a class act. How wonderful is that?
Life IS what you make of it… live in Zen. :)