Right across the bridge on Central Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas is a wonderful little day spa and salon. I know. I know. Hot Springs is full of spas. This place is not your usual hotel spa with staff changing as quick as the seasons. Ablution Day Spa and Salon is privately owned by a local couple who actually work in the spa. They hand pick their staff with high standards so that you get the best experience possible. It is both a spa and salon that offers several types of services and packages.
I loved the look and feel of this venue. When it comes to spas, I am all about the ambiance. You start to relax as soon as you enter this spa. We were greeted with a smile and kind word. The decor has a beach theme with a view of the lake right outside the windows. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They explained any service we had questions about and worked it out so my friend and I would finish at the same time and would be together as much as possible throughout the day. They were very respectful of modesty and made sure my robe was close at hand in between treatments. We both chose the Detoxify Me! package so we could try as many services as possible. We were massaged, scrubbed, wrapped, and detoxified. We were offered water often to keep hydrated and the staff was constantly sensitive to any needs. It was wonderful! I was so relaxed at the end that I was concerned about driving home.
Although we chose a full day of pampering, there are other options that will fit into your time and budget. They also have seasonal specials, packages for couples, bridal packages, and group packages. You can also purchase gift certificates to give family and friends. You can even request certain staff members for services if you wish. This is a must visit if you are ever in the area.