Spa bliss

Published on August 20th, 2012 | by Andrea Perry


75 Minutes of bliss: We test drive Bliss Spa’s Blissage 75

Aug 14, 2012 8:00 AM by Chrissy Callahan

Massage your troubles away

If you’re anything like me, you appreciate a good massage. And let’s face it ladies, summer seems to be the perfect season to get one! The heat, all those painfully cute shoes we wear… we deserve it.

The only problem with spas? Sometimes you want a girlfriend to give you her honest opinion on whether or not it’s worth your money. And that’s where I come in. Over the next few months, I’ll be bringing you features on some of the hottest spas and treatments you need to know about. Up today? The Blissage 75 at Bliss Spas. So how did my experience at Bliss Boston measure up? Let’s see!

The info

Who: Contributing Beauty Editor Chrissy Callahan

What: Blissage 75 

Where: Bliss Spa, W Boston

Why: Why not? Every girl loves a massage, and this one just happens to be the spa’s most popular!

How much/long: 75 minutes for $155.


The verdict

The treatment: The concept behind the Blissage 75? Well that’s simple. If the standard 60-minute massage is a tad too short for you, this one tacks on an extra 15 minutes. During those 75 minutes of bliss, your troubled muscles are targeted and you’re loosened up. A bonus? The massage includes a warm wax foot-softening wrap.

Atmosphere: Bliss is definitely my kind of spa. It’s modern, cute and youthful. Right away it drew me in. The lounge is posh and colorful and filled with goodies — snacks, magazines, etc. And the locker room had everything I look for in a spa — lockers with secure locks, loads of space and plenty of after-treatment products like hairspray and body lotion to help get you out the door looking as good as you feel.

The experience: Everyone at Bliss was very friendly and helpful, and my masseuse was amazing. The treatment relaxed me and I loved the added bonus of the foot wrap. Another highlight? The music mix. It was modern — think Beyonce — and melodic without being too “ummm.”

Is it worth it? In my opinion, yes. This is a reasonable price for the amount of time you get, absolutely. Plus, you get the bonus warm wax foot-softening wrap and you’re able to use the spa’s steam shower.

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