During our last day in Costa Rica, I decided we needed some spa time. At the time, we were in Puerto Viejo, and there was a spa right down the street from where we were staying. In fact, we passed it numerous times when heading out for the day. The spa was called Pure Jungle Spa. Here’s the sign I kept seeing as we drove past the spa. The actually spa was set behind some beautiful landscape and trees so I couldn’t actually see the facility from the street.
So one day, as we were driving by, I got the phone number and called the spa. I made an appointment for me and hubby. However, I didn’t mention that we would be receiving these massages one after the other so someone would be with Skye during the other person’s massage. Oops.
I scheduled a 90 minute massage and chocolate scrub for me. The receptionist talked me into it. The treatment is called the Ultimate Total Body Chocolate Decadence. It sounded amazing and it’s their most popular treatment. I scheduled a 60 minute massage for hubby. He tried to resist, but he did all of the driving while we were in Costa Rica. So I knew he was in need of some bodywork. Also, since I was pregnant, nauseous, and tired, he picked up the slack with helping to keep up with Skye. So whether he wanted one or not, he was getting a massage!
The next day when I got to the spa, they were expecting both of us so I had to let them know hubby wouldn’t be there until the following hour. They were extremely understanding and rescheduled his appointment to start after my session ended.
When I sat down, I was greeted by a cup of tea and my massage therapist. She started my treatment right there in the waiting area with a foot bath with essential oils. It was so lovely. A little relaxation before my relaxation. The essential oils smelled great too. I could tell I was really tensed because as soon as my feet touched the warm water, my entire body sank a little harder into the chair.
While I let my feet soak, I looked around at all of the nice products they sold in the waiting area. They had local chocolate, massage oils, and soaps. Everything looked great. Once I got a chance to smell the products, they smelled so good. I especially loved the chocolate skin care products. And the candles were really nice too.
After my feet were nice and relaxed, my therapist led me to the treatment room. It was a simple room, but had everything needed for a great massage. It also had a beautiful view of a garden right outside the door. As I got undressed and jumped on the table, I knew exactly why they called this the “jungle spa.” I loved the view.
And the sheets had a nice design. You can’t really see it from this photo. In fact, they look dingy in the photo, but trust me, everything was nice and super clean. This photo doesn’t do the room justice.
The massage started off well. The therapist gave good pressure and had a nice rhythm. She did the massage first, then exfoliated my skin, and began the chocolate scrub. I love a good massage, but I have to say, the chocolate scrub was my favorite part. It smelled so delicious. It was warm and felt great being slathered onto my body.
The only part I did not enjoy was that the therapist massaged and scrubbed the back side, and then she massaged and scrubbed the front side. As she was massaging the front side of my body, I was really cold because the chocolate started cooling down. It was kind of uncomfortable. It was hard for me to really enjoy the massage.
But overall, it was still an enjoyable experience. After my muscles were loose and my skin was covered in chocolate, the therapist instructed me to get up and wrap myself up in a towel. She helped me get off the table and showed me to shower, which was outside.
It was the perfect ending to the spa treatment. The shower was very secluded. The best part was after I got all of the chocolate off of me, my entire body still smelled like chocolate.
It took me forever to finally get the chocolate off. Once I was finished showering, I got dressed and went to the waiting area where cucumber water and chocolate was waiting for me.
I was an awesome experience!
Hubby had his massage right after me. He said he enjoyed it. He went right to sleep. I guess he needed it more than he thought he did!
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