In the heart of historic St. Augustine, Small Indulgences Day Spa welcomes footsore travelers and harried locals to days of massages, body treatments, mani & pedicures and other salon services. Perhaps the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine isn’t a myth after all… 😉
When we pulled up, I immediately fell in love with the historic cottage. I can’t help but imagine our daughter’s bridal party rocking on the front porch and reclining against pillars between treatments as they get ready for the big day… but we’re not there yet. I’m still changing diapers and needing a massage. Which is why I visited Small Indulgences last week.
Hubby and I had never had a couples massage. We went back and forth on whether it’d be romantic or weird… and finally just decided to try it!
We were welcomed with beverage service. Since it was 5:00 somewhere, hubby went for wine while I opted for water. We sat on a couch together on the sun porch and didn’t mind waiting for our appointment, which was right on time. If it was late, I would have finished my water and switched to a champagne because every day is worth celebrating! I appreciated that there was plenty of seating, local books and magazines in this welcoming space.
Flower petals were a soft touch in the sun porch and I noticed they lined the route to our massage suite, which you’ll reach through a separate exterior entrance. It is so quiet in this part of the salon- relaxation awaits!!
Chris has had a massage and I enjoy a massage monthly, but both of us being relaxed and pampered at once was such a treat! We didn’t really talk much, and our therapists were friendly but professional so they didn’t talk much either. This never happens at home with 9 of us bustling around… quiet for an hour was quite a treat!
Spring this year has stretched into May. St. Augustine has had unseasonally cool weather and we have loved every moment! After our massages, we rocked on Small Indulgences’ front porch for ten minutes. Just rocked. Relaxed and minds cleared, we didn’t try to solve the world’s problems or coordinate schedules for the week or settle the economy-car-vs-jeep “discussion” we’ve had ongoing for the last few months. All those things are beautiful parts of marriage, too… but it was so, so sweet to just be.
Small Indulgences’ menu is broad. If you’re going for a splurge, ask about their Historic Luxury Menu. Massages, facials and manicures are personalized with bits of St. Augustine history and pampering touches. I love the local touch!
Small Indulgences European Day Spa & Salon
9 Sanchez Avenue