by Donna Cain
The quiet time at our country inn, Brewster by the Sea Inn and Spa, finds us moving at a much slower pace. The outside gardens have been put to bed for the winter months and the cooler weather finds us resting by the fire, catching up on our reading and taking daily walks with Harrison, our lovable Labradoodle. We also take the opportunity when the inn is slow to remodel and redecorate, plan our new menus for the upcoming season and this year, we are tweaking our spa offerings. Having a couples massage has been very popular at our inn over the years, and it’s always fun to see our guest’s reaction after having a massage and/or facial during their stay. After all, a relaxing massage is a perfect combination to combine with a Cape Cod holiday.
We have had our spa at the inn for over 10 years now and have established a wonderful relationship with two local therapists. They truly care about their client’s experience and take the time to listen and to offer a memorable, relaxing spa service. We have had many guests tell us that their massage was the BEST that they have ever had! We use organic whenever possible and have all natural cleaning products at the inn. We use lavender as our house scent and infuse our laundry soap with lavender as well. It’s always fun when guests ask us how do you make our room smell so good? Well the answer is lavender. We use our own Lavender room spritzer’s to freshen your room, we use the lavender laundry soap to make your sheets and towels smell ever so fresh, and we use all organic essential oils to infuse in our jojoba oil for our guests to enjoy during their massage.
We love to work with one of our spa therapists, Marla, when ordering our new products for the spa. Marla encouraged us to include the Eminence organic skin care products in our spa many years ago and that has been a very wise decision. While the products are not cheap, as my mom use to say “you get what you pay for!” This line is incredible and every time I try a new product I always come back to their tonique, masques and cream for my own personal care products. It’s not only the natural fruit smells, it’s creamy texture but most importantly, the way my skin feels afterwards, that I am so committed to this line for my own personal care and also for what we offer to our guests in our spa.
For our 2016 facial lineup we are including the following products (some new, some tried and true) from Emminence. Each product is hand selected for each clients personnel needs during their facial.
Coconut Milk Cleanser- A gentle cream cleanser for normal-to-dry skin with rich coconut milk. Created to comfort dry, irritated or sun-burned skin, this cleanser cleanses and nurtures skin in one delightful step to leave a dewy, fresh finish.
Firm Skin Acai Cleanser – A cream cleanser for maturing skin with antioxidant-rich acai berry. Naturally-derived hyaluronic acid and seabuckthorn oil help reduce the signs of aging and restore elasticity for a more youthful appearance.
Lime Tonique contains lime juice, vitamins and antioxidants to act as an astringent, and helps minimize the look of pore. Also contains Green Tea which is high in antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids, and vitamins for youthful-looking skin.
Rosehip Tonique– Collagen boosting toner for oily and sensitive skin types.
Soothing Chamomile Tonique is calming and soothing with Comfrey Root which is an antioxidant, emollient; source of vitamin E. Also soothes and lubricates skin
Strawberry Rhubarb Masque– Plump, firm and lift your skin with this hydrating and replenishing mask containing hyaluronic acid. Restore moisture and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Rosehip Exfoliating Masque– Gently exfoliate impurities from the skin’s surface.
Rosehip Extract hydrates and improves the appearance of skin and Maize Flour exfoliates and gently removes waste build-up
Strawberry Rhubarb Masque will plump, firm and lift your skin with this hydrating and replenishing mask containing hyaluronic acid. Restore moisture and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Arctic Berry Enzyme Exfoliant Anti-Aging Arctic Berry Peptide dehydrates skin and exfoliates to firm & tighten skin.
Pear and Poppy Seed Microderm is an intense microderm skin polisher for all skin types including dry, uneven and congested.
Coconut Masque– This nourishing & hydrating cream masque reduces wrinkle depth, deeply hydrates and plumps the skin while supplying antioxidants and other age-defying benefits.
Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer This luxurious and hydrating moisturizer contains Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells and Natural Retinol Alternative to instantly firm skin and reveal a more youthful appearance (my favorite:)
Mango Night Cream is high in antioxidants and Vitamin A and moisturizes the skin without clogging pores.
Contains Shea Butter to moisturizes and replenishes the skin moisture barrier.
Wild Plum Eye Cream– Wild plum juice brightens your skin and soothes irritations with
moisturizing Shea Butter.
Lavender Age Corrective Night Eye Cream Rich eye cream with Argan Stem Cell Complex for the delicate eye area.
Shown above is Marla giving one of her famous Eminence facials.
We have decided to add a pool cabana this summer so that guest’s can enjoy the cool breezes and outdoor ambiance for their massage or facial. More info to follow when we get the new cabana in place.
As a special winter promotion mention the word “eminence” and receive 10% off your massage during your quiet season stay with us.
Happy New Years!