Archive for July 10th, 2009

Getting the Scoop at the Spa This Summer

icecreamWhile tea and cucumber water are dependable relaxation-room refreshments, guests might want a little something extra when dealing with soaring mercury this summer. July is National Ice Cream Month and a perfect excuse to indulge in more decadent offerings. A tasty treat could be just the cherry on top of a relaxing spa visit.

For guests who like to cheat with occasional treats, a scoop of ice cream may be what they need to chill out and feel truly spoiled. Stash a few containers in your spa’s freezer and offer it up while guests are relaxing pre- or post-treatment. While creamy treats can still be sensible (a 1/4 cup serving of Starbucks Coffee Mocha Frappuccino ice cream is 110 calories), you should also stock fruity sorbets and refreshing frozen yogurts for your lactose-intolerant or calorie-conscious clients. Following a green theme? Seek out local brands or organic options.

Integrating the sweet snack into services might get sticky, but there are ice-cream inspired products that serve as great substitutions. Featuring treatments using ME! Bath products, Scooops Kid Spa at Blue Harbor Resort (Sheboygan, WI) offers ice cream manicures and pedicures for the 12-and-under set. The spa invites guests to indulge in services such as the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Manicure ($30), which includes a Chocolate Ice Cream Fizz soak and a Strawberry Scrub. Customers are given a coupon to enjoy ice cream at the resort’s Sweetshop Landing following their treatments.

Are your guests screaming for ice cream? Have you come up with any successful summer promotions? Email us at spablog@americanspamag.com to share your story!

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