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Current (Beauty) Obsession: White Lotus Massage & Yoga Center

| October 6, 2014 | Reply

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It’s that time of year again…SPA WEEK! Last week I  headed to White Lotus Massage & Yoga Center  (611 Old Willets Path Hauppauge, NY) to try out one of the $50 services you can book during the event that will take place October 20-26. Yep, it’s the most wonderful time of the year because spas all across the country slash two or three of their full-service swanky spa treatments to only $50. It’s the ultimate “pamper me” sale that comes along only twice a year (in the spring and the fall) and it really is an amazing deal.

This year, the Spa Week options at White Lotus  are;  a deep relaxation hot stone massage, a sweet orange essential oil massage or a pumpkin enzyme facial—all 55 minutes and only $50. I indulged in the sweet orange essential oil massage and it was nothing like I expected. Let me explain: I’ve had my share of spa services. I’ve had massages under the moonlight in the Caribbean, I’ve spent hours in legendary swanky NYC spas sipping champagne next to celebrities, but the hour-long massage I had yesterday with Christina at White Lotus was remarkably different.  Pampering is not quite the word I would use, I left the spa energized, transformed and noticeably healed.  It was a beyond perfect experience— deeply relaxing but I didn’t feel sleepy or dreamy afterwards like I normally do. This time, I felt alert and alive.

After chatting with Christina afterwards, she told me she is not only a massage therapist but a Reiki practitioner and teacher and she incorporated Reiki Energy Healing in the massage. Intrigued, I joined in Christina’s Reiki Meditation class that was taking place after my service and I left White Lotus with my skin glowing with sweet orange essential oil,  feeling relaxed, focused and newly powerful. If you live out on Long Island, I highly recommend booking a massage from Christina and taking her guided Reiki meditation class (Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm) before or after.

To book your own hour-long escape from stress for only $50, The Spa Week website makes searching for a participating spas super simple.

Step One:  If you are already a member, login OR if you are new to Spa Week, sign up.

Step Two: Search for $50 spa treatments by city and state or zip code.

Step Three: Book your appointments online at or call the spa to book your appointment

Step Four: Enjoy your spa treatment and pat yourself on the back for taking good care of yourself AND cashing in on a great deal.

Step Five: Thank me profusely. (Totally optional.)

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Which is stronger: ultra-hold or mega-hold? Janene Mascarella has the answers to your burning beauty questions. Besides deeply pondering hairspray holds, she's a New York-based freelance journalist covering all types of lifestyle topics. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Newsday,, Cosmopolitan, AARP Bulletin, American Way, Self, Glamour, Health, Cooking Light, Women's Health, USA Today, Scholastic Parent & Child, Woman's Day, Parenting, Parents, Family Circle, Babytalk, American Baby, Weight Watchers, Arthritis Today, Working Mother, Fodor’s Travel, Long Island Pulse, Best Years, Modern Woman, USA TODAY Home, Chase, AOL Travel, CBS News, Shop Etc., and many others. She is also weekly online columnist for Parade Magazine, regular contributor to Consumer Reports ShopSmart Magazine and Beauty director of BELLA NYC Magazine.

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