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IMG_2622We picked a day in January for a day of gluttony, which started with a cooking demo at Petit Robert and lunch at Miel. After our lunch, we headed over to the spa at the InterContinental. Located on the second floor of the hotel, our appointments were late in the afternoon. The lockers were right by the entrance to the locker room, and granted there is a door between the door to the locker room and the reception area, but when we opened the door, to run right into 4 women in various stages of undress is a little shocking.

IMG_2623The locker room area was clean and well maintained. There were 3 hair dryers and a flat iron for use, but there was almost no product – just a bottle of spay deodorant and a bottle of hairspray.

IMG_2624There are three showers in the locker room.

IMG_2625Large rain shower heads were luxurious, but you ended up standing in a two inch puddle of water most of your shower as it was slow to drain.

IMG_2620The waiting area was smaller than I had expected, but was quite comfortable. The spa seemed busy, we brought books to read before our appointment. We arrived around 2:40, and by 2:50, there wasn’t a free seat in the waiting room.

IMG_2616The spa provided fresh apples, tea and flavored water.

IMG_2619It was nice that there were blankets provided as it was a little chilly in the waiting room.

IMG_2621The treatment rooms are right around the perimeter of the waiting area, but you weren’t bothered by the sound. The treatment rooms (they have 6) were sparse and nondescript. We both had hot stone massages, which were good. It was a nice mix of hot stones and traditional massage to get the best of both worlds. (50 minutes for $145) I was surprised that there was no intake form, so make sure to tell your therapist in advance if you have preferences, ie: you don’t like your head massaged etc.

Spa at the InterContinental Hotel

510 Atlantic Ave, Boston

http://www.intercontinentalboston.com/spa/spa-overview.aspx

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