While at a recent trip to Mission Inn Resort and Club I had the opportunity to schedule a massage at the resort’s spa, Spa Marbella. Being an intimate destination I was unsure of what to expect from the on-property spa. However, I was so pleasantly surprised with the facility (more than 6,000 square feet!) , staff and services.
Spa Marbella Massage
My appointment was for a late afternoon “Customized European Massage”. When I arrived at the spa I was greeted with a warm smile from the spa director. After settling into my spa provided terry cloth robe and relaxing in the women’s retreat area I was ushered to the massage room by my massage therapist.
The massage was relaxing and thorough. My favorite aspect of the experience was the heated massage table – a treat you see in few spas.
After the 50-minute massage was over I continued the relaxation time in the spa’s steam room and cooled down in the roomy and comfortable women’s locker room.
Spa Marbella Services
Curious about the remainder of the spa I took a peak at some of the highlights Marbella has to offer:
- Couples Suite that includes a private shower with rain and jet shower heads and a secluded sun deck.
- Thai Massage room with a specifically designed massage table that allows the therapist to lead the client in stretches to improve mobility for active individuals.
- A sizable nail salon area with the largest selection of OPI nail colors I have ever seen (and I considered myself well seasoned in nail salon experiences).
The spa offers a full range of experiences – manicures, pedicures, facials, body wraps, waxing services – but I am most anxious to return to Marbella and experience the “Signature Stone Massage.” The spa director explained the technique for the service includes heated stones that are massaged into the body with the effectiveness of 10 hand strokes.
Girls Weekend at Mission Inn
I left the spa thinking how nice it would be to return on a girls’ weekend. The location – just 40 minutes from Downtown Orlando – provides a sense of escape and retreat but proves to be an easy trip. For the same reason I think the spa would work really well for a couple’s weekend away or a bridal party event.
Marbella offers seasonal discounts that can be reserved via its website here. Family members of military, EMT, police and fire resuce professionals can also enjoy generous discounts for spa packages and services.
Spa Marbella Map