To celebrate our sweet little business making it through the challenges of me being gone most of the time during my first semester at nursing school, we Spa Girls at I.M. Spa piled into the minivan and travelled to Dallas for a couple of days of Spa travel, foot massages, and raw food–my favorite things!
There was much discussion in the weeks before we left for Dallas about the fact that the spa we were going to required that you get naked and shower before getting into the hot tubs or advancing on to the saunas. I had no idea that people felt such an aversion to locker room nudity, but then I am a veteran of Esalen and Breitenbush where co-ed nudity is common at hot spring bathing areas. I think I’ll have to give an entire post to spa nudity in the future. Needless to say, the spa girls survived the nudity and hopefully are minimally scarred for life.
Our first stop was in Frisco, just North of Dallas, where some of my family from Texas met with us for foot massages at this place called Shuang Feng Foot Massage. I’ll fill in more pictures and details in future posts, but this is a quick rundown of where we went. After foot massages we had lunch at Cosmic Cafe vegetarian restaurant. By then it was 2 o’clock and we headed over to King Spa where we relaxed, steamed, sauna’d, and dozed (one of us studied–a lot) until midnight. Yes you can easily spend 9 hours lounging in the spa. We stayed at Hilton’s Doubletree in Farmer’s Branch and Lisa and I woke up in the morning, and rather than finding a yoga studio, decided to do a YogaGlo class before we headed to Be Raw–the only raw food restaurant in Dallas. But man it was amazing!
After lunch at Be Raw we headed home to Fayetteville, Arkansas. The girls watched Casanova with Heath Ledger and Pitch Perfect and we made it home by 7. I was still full from lunch by the time I made it home. A lovely weeked of spa travel–yum!