FFL loves Arnica Montana! No, not Hannah’s long-lost sister, but rather a flower found in the highlands of Europe and Scandinavia known for its ability to heal bruises, calm inflammation, and even dissipate dark under-eye circles. When an international beauty conference brought us to the DC area this weekend, I couldn’t wait to steal a few minutes of R&R at Natural Body Spa & Shoppe for a new way to experience our floral friend with an Arinca Massage.
I was accompanied into a quiet seating area and after filling out a few requisite forms, I was introduced to my massage therapist, Deprice. She explained to me that the spa uses Arnica infused oil with a friction massage style. This heats up the area being worked on and allows for deeper muscle relaxation from both the warming and from the Arnica seeping into the tissue. She also had me inhale the soothing scent of the oil to add the benefit of calming aromatherapy to my session.
This was absolutely the best tension relieving massage I have ever had! Deprice has a sixth sense that let her hands communicate directly to every knot and tight spot in my body. My shoulders and neck are a sponge for stress and this was the first time I left feeling that the massage was able to completely wring them out. I was in heaven!
At the end of my seemingly endless relaxation, I met Deprice back in the product shop at the front of the spa. She was waiting there for me with a wonderful gift – a bottle of Arnica massage oil! It was the perfect finishing touch on this already amazing experience.
I stayed a bit longer to shop their extensive collection of natural, organic, and homeopathic products, including lines from Jurlique, Dani, Aromafloria, and even Bare Escentuals makeup. This was a product princess’s dream for sure.
I’ll be wishing Natural Body Spa & Shoppe was around the corner every time the tension seeps back into my skin. Be sure to go for your “Arnic-ahhh” massage the next time you visit DC for relaxation with a capital “r”.Natural Body Spa and Shop 1104 24th St NW (corner of 24th and L) Washington, DC 20037 202.775.2070 Arnica Massage 60min $90 90min $125 (Ask for Deprice!)
photo credit: courtesy of Natural Body Spa & Shoppe
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