A Mother’s Spa Day (Whether its Mother’s Day or not!)
A Mother’s Spa Day (Whether its Mother’s Day or not!)
Kate K.

It’s almost the Merry Merry Month of May, and that means it’s the time of the year to celebrate mom, and what better way than to make a day trip to one of Disney’s first-class spas? And depending on how much time, and money, you have to spend on Mom you have a wide variety of options to choose from.

Pamper Mom, She’s Worth It

Your mom has been taking care of you since the day you were born. And while you don’t really need a special day to let her know how much you appreciate that, Mother’s day is the perfect time to go that extra mile and do something special.

There are 5 Spas spread out around Walt Disney World. Each one has a unique feel that you can choose from. All of the spas offer treatments that you can book in combination, but some also include unique packages for Mom to indulge in.

Spa Day

A Taste of Asia, India, and Beyond: The Mandara Spa

The Mandara Spa is located in the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. This spa is built to resemble a Balinese temple, complete with a meditation garden and a tea room. The interior is meant to resemble the mythical, and mystical, Meru Mountain of Asian mythology and is brimming with intricate details. You can even hear the tinkling of chimes as you enter the space.

There are three treatment regions to choose from: Asia, India, The New World, and the Mediterranean. If you book the full Asian experience, the journey is just over 3 hours long and includes a welcoming ritual and tea service. The treatments available in Mandara are influenced by Bali and the east. You can have a coffee and coconut treatment, or an Asian Bathing Ritual with sweet almond lotus flower milk, yogurt, and coconut. You can book a meditation session, a Balinese massage or a facial.

The Indian journey is 3 hours long. It includes a Fire and Ice Massage with cold massage, hot stones, and melted paraffin wax. There is also a precision peel facial, a lime and ginger salt rub and an Indian Bathing Ritual. Finally, there is a Myofascial Release message that helps lengthen muscles and eliminate pain. This journey comes with a welcome service and Indian style tea as well.

Mother's Spa Day Hot Stones

The Mediterranean Journey is another option. This includes a seaweed wrap, Age-defying facial and massage and a citrus body gloss. The Mediterranean bathing ritual includes a bath of aloe, white tea, grapefruit, orange, lemon, and patchouli. The journey also features a sound therapy treatment to help you relax and meditate. The full journey is 3.5 hours long and includes a 50-minute massage.

The Final ‘journey’ is through the New World. With a Coconut massage, a definition and lifting facial and Frangipani Monoi salt glow, this journey will leave you invigorated. The bathing ritual includes starflower, hibiscus, jasmine and more and the journey also includes Acupressure to help relieve pain and release pressure.

Senses Spa: The Grand Floridian

The Grand Floridian (or GrandFlo) is the most luxurious hotel on the resort, and the Senses Spa is the perfect addition. Designed to resemble a turn of the century Floridian retreat, this Victorian-style spa will leave Mom feeling pampered.

With plenty of individual treatments to choose from you can pamper mom to her heart’s content. But the best options are the half day spa experiences where you can mix and match treatments. The ‘Make Your Own Magic’ package is a 6-hour spa excursion that includes a Signature Massage, Vitamin C Signature Facial, Body Treatment of your choice and a Custom Manicure and Custom Pedicure. The body treatments include a Citrus Milk bath, a Tropical Immersion treatment, a Citrus Infusion treatment or a Natural Elements Body Wrap. All four treatments end with a relaxing massage as well.

Senses Spa: Saratoga Springs

The sister spa to the GrandFlo’s Senses is located in Saratoga Springs. This vacation club resort is off the beaten path, making it the perfect relaxation destination for Mom. Designed with the legendary mineral springs of New York in mind, this spa is a step into another time.

The treatments in both of the senses spas are the same, but the ambiance is different. So which would you choose for your Mom?


Ship Shape and Zahanati

Ship Shape is one of the smaller spas in Walt Disney World. There are fewer options here, and everything is a la carte. But they still offer 80-minute massages and 50-minute facials as well as salon services. This is perfect if your mom wants to be pampered, but doesn’t want to spend the full day away from the parks.

Zahanati has a similar set up to Ship Shape. It’s perfect if you want to take a moment for a quick massage while you visit the Animal Kingdom Lodge, but they don’t offer full-day packages.

Take a Salon Pause

Most of these spas also double as beauty salons. Mom can get a full body wax at Mandara. Mom can also get a full mani-pedi, facial, hair cut and have her make up done in time for a signature dining experience somewhere in the Resort at large!

Either of the Senses Spas offers al-la-carte salon services. There is even a sweet treats manicure for the little ones. So Mom can spend some time with the kids or grandkids after a day of relaxing. Another place that is perfect for a Mommy-Daughter day is Ship Shape. With Story Book style makeovers and Timeless Transformations, Mom and all her girls can leave the spa looking like movie stars.

Make Up Spa

So whether Mom wants the full Spa service, or would just like a manicure, you have plenty of ways to spoil her. After all, she deserves it! So happy mother’s day Mom, we hope you enjoy it!





Kate K.

Kate K. is a freelance writer, artist, designer, and programmer. She has been working with Homes4uu as our primary blogger, graphic designer, webmaster, and social media manager since 2014. You can also find Kate on her homesite www.k8ilyeverafter.com and her blog k8ilyeverafterpresents.com.

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