Indulging at the B Indulged AVEDA Spa
|December 5, 2014||Posted by Running at Disney under Health & Fitness, Resorts|
During my recent stay at the B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, I had the opportunity to experience the B Indulged Spa while there. Of course I jumped on the opportunity!
B Indulged is a full-service AVEDA lifestyle spa that pampers guests with a wide array of all-natural treatments. Services include massages, skin care and body treatments, nail and hair care, waxing and makeup services. I’m a big fan of AVEDA product because they are derived from natural botanically, are environmentally friendly, and most importantly smell fantastic!
The spa is in a stand alone building across the back courtyard of the hotel and is connected with the B Active fitness center. So really you could spent an entire afternoon there, first exercising then relaxing.
I had originally scheduled a Strees-Fix Body massage for the day after the Wine & Dine Half Marathon to work out the kinks from my tired race legs, but after a full day of park touring, a few hours of standing at the Health & Fitness Expo and an upcoming night at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, I thought a pre-race massage might work in my favor. I went and spoke with the helpful staff on Friday afternoon and they recommended a Fusion Stone Massage to relax my aching legs and feet. I scheduled it for Saturday morning before the race.
I headed down to the spa that morning and was taken to the locker room where I was given a quick tour of the space. I really love the simplistic and modern decor which is carried over from the hotel itself.
The locker room was quite small, but was furnished with numerous amenities and lockers to store your belongings. I was shown how to use the lockers, but clearly didn’t follow directions well because I kept struggling to get it open. Reminder for next time…pay attention! 🙂
Inside each locker was a robe and slippers to change into. There is only one private changing area that is part of the only shower in the locker room. Thankfully I was the only guest there when I arrived, but I can imagine this would get tight if there were multiple people in there.
After changing, I headed back out into the spa where my masseuse was waiting for me. We went into one of the treatment rooms where she explained the treatment and how the stones work. I’ve never had a hot stone massage before and was really looking forward to this experience. However I was a bit apprehensive about how hot they actually got.
The massage lasted for 50 minutes and was absolutely sublime! I don’t think I will ever be able to have a regular massage again. Hot stones are totally the way to go!
Afterwards, I returned to the locker room and decided to take a quick shower there so I didn’t get the massage oil on my clothes. I also LOVE a good rain shower and this shower head was calling my name. This was a good idea in theory, but I was completely overmatched by the “European” shower functions. Or at least that’s what one of the people at the front desk described it to me as when I left.
First I couldn’t figure out how to turn it on and once I did, the temperature was either ice cold or scalding hot. There was no in between. I’m sure I was doing something wrong, but I was just so frustrated that I just jumped in and out of the various water temps and got out of there. I told the front desk about it and suggested that they explain the shower to guests and look into the temperature issue. Hopefully, that will get resolved. They has only been open for a few weeks prior to my visit so I think some of the kinks were still being worked out.
Besides the shower debacle, everything else at B Indulged was wonderful! From check-in to the the treatment, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. And the best part was that my legs felt refreshed and ready to take on the race that evening. Mission Accomplished!!
B Indulged is not limited to resort guests and is open to everyone. You will find that the services are very well done and on par with other spas on Walt Disney World property. But the best part is that the treatments are a bit more affordable than what you will find at one of the Senses Spas or Mandara at the Dolphin. High-quality, natural products and reasonable pricing…that’s a win in my book!
Click here for a full list of the B Indulged spa services and pricing.
B Indulged AVEDA Spa
1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disclosure: I was a guest of the B Indulged Spa and was provided with a complementary spa treatment. I was not required to write this post and no monetary compensation has been received. All opinions are 100% my own.