After the hustle of the holidays--from finding the perfect tree and gifts, to cleaning, decorating, cooking and hosting—there will come a time to FINALLY enjoy the holidays and relax. And I can’t think of a better way to show appreciation to a holiday host than by booking them a much-needed spa appointment at The Spa at Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
“Even though the holidays are absolutely fabulous, and we all want this perfect, Norman Rockwell image, it rarely is,” Omni Spa Director Liz Hutto told me. “So, we think this is the greatest gift to give during this hectic time, or after you survived it,” she said with a laugh.
Hutto especially recommended The Spa’s new “Chill Massage” that uses CBD oil produced by Naturapathica.
“The CBD used in it is of top-quality grade. It’s organically grown and really is the cream of the crop as far as quality,” she said, adding that the oil contains about .03% of THC, definitely not enough to feel any highs, but just enough to target relaxation receptors in the body.
The new chill massage uses two products, the CBD massage oil that can only be found through the Omni Spa property and is not retailed for home use, and the CBD balm that can be purchased and according to Hutto, is very effective.
“It can be massaged on the soles of the feet at night to help with sleep,” she said.
The massage itself is a mixture between a Swedish and deep-tissue massage, choreographed specifically for deep relaxation.
“We don’t want to go too deep into deep-tissue because we want it to be a relaxing experience,” Hutto explained. “However, it is more intense than a Swedish massage and with a lot of scalp work done because a lot of receptors are in the scalp.”
The lucky recipient of your gift can expect a foot rub during this session, too. According to Hutto, reflexology suggests that every organ in the body is reflected in the foot, so the therapist will focus on emphasizing this for significant relaxation.
After the service, they will be able to enjoy a cup of Stress Tea, an herbal tea also created by Natropathica, that’s enriched with lavender, chamomile, basil, holy basil and more, combined to enhance the effects of the massage and combat stress.
This gift may not be tangible. It may not provide the perfect selfie or kodak moment, but it will give a loved one something more important and priceless, a peace of mind.
For prices, spa packages and more information, call The Spa at (904) 432-2220 or visit www.omnihotels.com. The Spa at Omni Amelia Island Plantation is located at 39 Amelia Village Circle in Amelia Island.