Our trip to Butter Day Spa, Part 1

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Housed in a yellow colonial just a stone’s throw away from campus, Butter Day Spa is most definitely an escape from the papers, exams, and meetings back on campus. In the peak of midterm season, three stressed bloggers made a trip to Butter to see if it could effectively relax even the most stressed-out students. Butter had no easy task, but with its extraordinary treatments, ambience, and incredible deals for college students (more on this later), it certainly passed with flying colors. And we really want to go back again.

The second we walked through the spa’s large doors, we instantly became relaxed: the aromas were incredibly soothing, and the Victorian interior design transported us back to 19th-century England. The waiting room is filled with Victorian-era furniture, including big, comfy couches. We couldn’t help but notice its display of Cinq Mondes products on the wall behind us. We learned that Cinq Mondes is a world-renowned French spa products company, and Butter is one of the few spas in the US that carries its lines. Butter frequently rotates through Cinq Mondes collections, and integrates Cinq Mondes products into its unique treatments. One such package is its Bali Retreat, a holistic spa experience built on sensorial rituals that help people de-stress.

The first part of the Bali Retreat: a nice, hot cup of white tea. Before we began our respective treatments, the staff treated us to its unique blooming tea ceremony, during which we watched beautiful, bundled white tea leaves from Teaposy bloom before our very eyes. Not only was our tea delicious, but the ceremony set the tone for the rest of our “retreat.”

Other elements of the Bali Retreat include the Five Flowers Facial, the Bali Body Treatment, and the Bali Manicure. One writer enjoyed the 5-Flowers Facial, another enjoyed the Bali body treatment, while the third enjoyed a Spa-Chi body therapy session. This week, we’ll cover the 5-Flowers Facial (we’ll discuss the two body treatments in the next installment of this post, which will be on BlogDH next week).

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The 5-Flowers Facial (tongue-twister alert) uses only Cinq Mondes products, and includes a deep cleansing, gentle exfoliation, light extraction and finishes with a kaolin and herbal mask. The elements can be adjusted depending on your skin-type, but it is certain that the facial will leave your skin looking glowing and refreshed. Also, this lucky writer received the best of both worlds: the facial includes a short massage of the head and décolleté, during which you’ll experience the aromatic baum-fondant. This first element of Bali Retreat is certain not to disappoint.

If you’re tempted to make the trip to Butter, you should know that the spa is making it easy for college students to enjoy its services. Butter Day Spa offers terrific deals for students, including:

  • 20% off if you’re a college student
  • 30% off if you are referred by another student who is a current client of Butter.  All you need is their name when booking or checking out.
  • A complimentary service once you refer four or more students

It doesn’t stop there: Butter is giving away a complimentary service to one lucky BlogDH reader on its “college” page. Enter your name for a chance to win, and we’ll announce the winners next week when we cover the two Bali body treatment and the Spa-Chi body therapy session.

This post is sponsored by Butter Day Spa. Stay tuned for another Butter feature next week!

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