My wife and I enjoyed a pleasant afternoon at the ra Organic Spa on Friday, November 12, 2010. We each had the rA 2 spa package, with my wife choosing the Thai Massage and facial, while I selected an extended 90 minute Deep Tissue Massage and facial.
The rA Organic Spa`s physical site is nice, albeit small. Space is obviously an issue and the lack of space takes away from the ambience of the place. There is no jacuzzi and there are small, separate dry saunas for men and women. There is no ``Turkish Bath`` style wet sauna. The change rooms are miniscule (the men`s change room has a curtain that shuts it off from the hallway and the after-treatment quiet room). Furthermore, the attendants need to do a better job of explaining the physical space to people and options for passing time, other than standing in the hallway or sitting beside a stranger in the after-treatment quiet room (I am sure that women probably find it creepy sitting beside a strange man in the after-treatment quiet room).
My 90 minute Deep Tissue Massage was actually one of the better massages that I have enjoyed at a commercial spa. While still not as good as my own regular licensed massage therapist, the massage was much better than a Las Vegas Hotel`s over-priced spa massage, for instance. My wife told me that she really enjoyed her somewhat unusual Thai Massage.
As for the facials, my wife obviously fared better than I did. My wife`s facial technician explained the procedure to her, including what was happening, with what materials, and why. My facial technician, on the other hand, did not ask me if I`d ever had a facial before (I have not), nor did she explain to me what was happening or why. While my wife was satisfied with her facial, I was left with no understanding of the $90 procdeure and I could tell no difference in my skin after the facial. For me, the facial was a waste of time and money.
Overall, on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is terrible and 10 is perfect, I rate rA Organic Spa as an 8.
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