The Spa Treatment That Will Chase Away Your Winter Blues

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The treatment room where the Winter Blues Departure takes place
The treatment room where the Winter Blues Departure takes place

During the colder months, the short days and stress of the holidays cause many people to experience the winter blues. In fact, more than 3 million Americans are treated for SAD, seasonal affective disorder, each year. While there are many ways to treat the fatigue, depression, loss or productivity, and withdrawal that are commonly associated with the winter blues, there’s one luxurious new spa treatment that has caught our eye.

At SenSpa in the Presidio, they have launched a new seasonal body treatment called the Winter Blues Departures. The fast-moving, yet incredibly soothing experience starts with an invigorating peppermint-rosemary-lavender scrub in the soothing bath room at the large and spacious spa. Senspa has 12 treatment rooms and the one that houses the Winter Blues Departures has an oversized tub, rain forest shower, and two massage tables. Once the scrub has throughly rid the body of dead dry skin, the therapist leaves the room while the spa goer jumps in the hot steaming shower.

The bamboo room at SenSpa
The bamboo room at SenSpa

After the shower, a nutrient rich oil is applied all over the skin, then the body is wrapped in a warm cocoon of cloth. Next comes the Celluma LED light therapy, which was originally developed by NASA to help treat astronauts from the effects of gravity. A dome of light is placed around the head and neck. The powerful light energy reduces fine lines and wrinkles while elevating and enhancing the mood. Think of it as the equivalent to an afternoon lounging the sun at the beach. The final step in the saying bye-bye to the winter blues? A double application of rich Matanzas Creek lavender body lotion.

You’ll leave the 60-minute procedure not only feeling more light and positive, but with shockingly soft skin. It feels clean, silky smooth, youthful, and hydrated. The Winter Blues Departure is just one of a wide variety of luxe treatments that Senspa offers. There is a reason the 10-year old spa has thrived in the beauty community: it offers everything from acupuncture to waxing to infrared sauna to make-up to seasonally-inspired treatments. Now it’s safe to say that a try to Senspa will also rid you of the winter blues.

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