I recently went to the NEW (they just moved to this new location) The Spa at River Ridge in Dublin and had an opportunity to experience a Swedish massage and a Bliss pedicure. Upon entry into the open lobby, there is a check in area and a showcase of jewelry that you can purchase. After I was greeted at check-in , I was taken upstairs with the receptionist to the 2nd floor. On the 2nd floor, there was another check-in area where then another person took me to the “Tranquil Room” to wait for my masseuse. I was offered citrus water or coffee and I chose the citrus water. (Why can’t I make fancy water at home??) I sat there while I waited for my masseuse to get me for my Swedish massage!
After my masseuse arrived, I was taken to a massage room and was given further instructions. She told me that once she left, that she wanted me to remove my clothing and get into the massage bed. She would then knock before entering to see if I was ready. I must say that getting into the bed was so warm and cozy. (I need a heated bed!) After knocking, she entered and then proceeded with my 60 minute massage. She asked me what areas that I wanted to focus on and I said everywhere but especially back and shoulders. She did not disappoint! (She used all Aveda products) She started with the back, moved to the arms and front legs; then I turned over for the head, shoulders, back , and legs. You know you’ve had a good massage when…you can fall asleep and don’t want to get up!
After putting my clothes on, it was off to the pedicure room. I did love the tranquil view of the water from the windows. (even on a rainy day!) There were plenty of magazines to choose from for reading and I did use the massage feature again on the pedicure chairs. It was very relaxing and I noticed a tool that I had not seen before: removable pumice stone strips. I have many pedicures but had not seen this before!
After my pedicure, a manager then gave me a tour of the entire salon. Some unique features: cushioned neck shampoo stations and every client receiving hair services gets a room to themselves! (Talk about personal service!) As you can see from the pictures, it is a very big but yet personal and peaceful place to go when you want to unwind. Next time you want to treat yourself OR nudge others get a gift for you, think about heading to The Spa at River Ridge!
Full Disclosure: Social Moms Around Columbus was compensated for the spa services in exchange for a blog post-as always, opinions are our own!
Special Discount for our SMAC readers: $10 off a new service to The Spa at River Ridge. Guests can mention/show the offer at the time of checkout to receive the discount. Offer can be used once per guest. Expires 7/1/15.