11274 S. Fortuna Road
Yuma, AZ 85367
December, 2005 – I decided to treat myself extra special nice during my stay in Yuma. It took me almost a month to recuperate from what was being called the “desert crud” – a particularly nasty kind of flu-thing that had me knocked out for almost a month when I first arrived. Even after recovering, every muscle in my body let me know it still wasn’t happy and needed some serious TLC.
My “Quick Fix” started with a Swedish massage and, indeed, this was the best way way to start! Besides just general soreness all over, I had a particular problem with my left shoulder. Erin paid more attention to that area and also used a product called “BioFreeze” – which I immediately bought because I had more movement in my shoulder after her massage and treatment than I’d had in weeks!
My next date with Louise for my facial brought a whole ‘nother level of relaxation to the day. I’d never experienced a facial before and had no idea how great that could feel. A soft, soothing facial massage followed by a warm cleansing, then a mask concocted for my own particular skin type, ending with a spritz of refreshing toner and I was ready to move on to the next spot. I really didn’t expect that I would be able to tell a physical difference from one treatment, but when I looked in the mirror, I was amazed at how much tighter and brighter my face looked.
The dry desert is hard on skin and my feet always seem to be the most neglected when it comes to remembering to moisturize. And no way do I ever go to the trouble to paint my own toenails! So it was really nice to sit back in the massaging chair and soak my feet, get them rubbed, moisturized and then all dolled up. The ultimate decadent pleasure by a very sweet lady named Gloria!
I met the owner, Dylan DeAnda, during my visit and the enthusiasm for his business was obvious. He and his wife moved here from Washington, DC with a long-held dream of operating a day spa. His caring and hands-on approach to the business explains the nurturing feeling you are enveloped with upon entering Lotus. He says you can teach skills and techniques, but the great attitude is the core of their “customer-centric” team. The motto of Lotus Day Spa is “Rejuvenation Redefined.” I couldn’t describe it better. Wrapped in a comfy soft robe, even between treatments the pampering was poured on with fresh fruity flavored water and snacks served. Every effort is made by all the staff to make sure your day here is a memorable one. Mine sure was!
The lotus closes at night and sinks underwater. In the morning it re-emerges and blooms again.
Thus the flower became a natural symbol of the sun and creation, a symbol of re-birth. Appropriate for how you feel after a day at the spa!
Malia’s 2 Cents: I spend a lot of time and money on my RV for preventive maintenance to make sure it carries me where I want to go. I decided my body deserved the same treatment and could do with a bit of “maintenance” of its own. I’ve come to believe that as we get older, this kind of attention to our bodies’ well being is more a necessity than a luxury. Whenever you’re in Yuma, I highly recommend you be good to yourself and go visit Lotus Day Spa – and give them Malia’s regards!