I must tell you. Normally, I'd never associate a "relaxing and rejuvenating spa experience" with a "shopping center". But, after the experience I had at The Backrub Store at the Cordova Mall in Pensacola, Florida, my views just might be changed. And it's all thanks to Janet and her amazing hands and talents.
When I was visiting a fraternity brother for a few days, we were completing all the errands and tasks he wanted to finish before heading back to Asia. While we were on the quest for finding new prescription glasses for him, we stopped into The Backrub Store. Having worked for Origins for a handful of years, I recognized the store by it's Aveda retail space. (For those of you who don't know, Origins and Aveda are sister companies under the Estee Lauder umbrella of beauty brands.) My fraternity brother's skin was peeling from an unplanned sunburn, and he wasn't thrilled about the concept of sitting for 18+ hours on a plane with an itchy back, so an exfoliating treatment was in order. And as for me, who doesn't love a good sports massage?! So, we booked our appointments for that day. I was only slightly entertained/taken aback when the receptionist asked if my brother and I were "a couple", but that's another story.
When we returned for the appointment, I knew I was in for something good. Janet, my masseuse, had this instant aura that was very apparent. Calming, relaxing, and incredibly compassionate, Janet's zest for life and total wellness are unique and perfectly suited. Professional, poised, and perfect, the massage was amazing. From the foot exfoliating treatment before, to her closing remarks in the retail area, Janet is the woman for all of your relaxation needs.
I'm not sure how many of you will ever be in Florida's panhandle region. But if you are, you must call Janet. Her Bahamian Magic Hands are sure to win you over. And yes, you can get a relaxing massage in a spa-like environment. Even in a shopping mall.
PS - on a completely unrelated subject - I can't get enough of these Korean pop superstars. Here's their English video, and here's the original Korean version.