The Wintergreen resort spa will have you on cloud nine – literally as it is perched high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Fall into the holiday mood while restoring energy and hydration with the cleansing pumpkin spice body scrub. Therapy mixes with a magic show. Here’s how it goes – The room looks like a soothing massage setting, but with a shower floor and a large shower arm off the wall that appears like a car wash device. The massage table looks fairly ordinary. The soft voice of Serna with her Polish accent alleviates any qualms about what is to come. And what is to come is amazing. First the aroma envelops the room and senses to make you woozy. A massage with the scrub ensues, always with attention to the privacy of parts we might not want to expose. Towels are draped, replaced, as if removing a tablecloth with fine china atop, poof. The shower rinses front and back with more smoothly coordinated towel flipping and voila, the scrub is complete and oils applied with more massaging. A buffed body and renewed mental state emerge.
A full complement of services are available in a complex complete with a workout facility, separately gendered locker rooms with steam rooms, 3 jacuzzis on the terrace, open daily or under the stars. Trees dance against the sky as the jets pulse. Open year round, this is a spa for all seasons – after golf or after ski or just because. Just go and see www.wintergreenresort.com.