By Kelly Hodgson
Taking 'me time' and prioritizing self care can be a tough thing for parents to do. It doesn't come easy or often which can leave us picky about where we spend that precious kid-free time. I had the pleasure of visiting the Magnolia House Spa and Salon on Trafalgar Road in Oakville for the first time this week and it certainly gets my vote on top spas to visit when you have the chance.
Magnolia House Spa has had a location in Waterdown for the past 11 years and is just about to celebrate their first anniversary at the Oakville location on Trafalgar.
Here are five things I loved about Magnolia Spa:
1. Lots Of Choice.
They've got the basics covered like manicures, pedicures and facials but they also have lots of other unique and amazing services. I can speak from experience and tell you that their salt glow treatment is incredible (they use a unique salt scrub made by Magnolia House) and next on my list to try may be the Virtual Surgery Facial. They also have spa packages including a Mother-To Be Pampering package – what a great gift for any pregnant mama! See the complete list of service options.
2. A One Stop Shop.
In addition to all the spa services you'd expect, they also have a hair salon offering cut, colour and style. Super easy for busy moms to get all their services done in one spot. And they also do kid's haircuts too starting at just $13! See more details about their hair salon.
3. Reasonable Prices.
Just because Magnolia House Spa is an accredited premier spa, don't take that to mean that you will be paying crazy high prices. I was pleasantly surprised when reading the price list to see that the services were well priced. And after experiencing a treatment, the value is plain to see. All of their staff are highly trained and it shows.
You've probably been to a high end spa that felt stuffy and pretentious. I know I have! Magnolia House Spa has got a great vibe. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. And their commitment to customer service is proven by offering free parking to all their clients. While they do have some free parking located at the back of the salon, if you pay for parking in Downtown Oakville while you attend your services, they will reimburse you!
5. Unique Options For Group Events.
They've got a whole section on their website dedicated to group bookings (see it here). They also have a couples suite which means that couples getting a massage or other services together get their own space to hang out and relax. This space is not just for couples though, it can be used for a special girls' outing, pedicures with your Mom for Mother's Day, etc. While their main lounge is very lovely, I loved the fact that they had a seperate space for those celebrating something special and wanting some privacy.
Stay tuned for an exciting contest we'll be running with Magnolia House – a Mother's Day spa treat for one lucky mama!
Thank you to Magnolia Spa in Oakville for giving me the opportunity to try out some of their services at no cost. Although the services were not paid for, the opinions expressed are my own.