When I asked about pedicures the other day, Mena suggested to me the Serenity Day Spa & Wellness Center. [SLurl] I was going to head out there sometime this week, but then I saw a notice for a free gift there for Mother's Day, so I thought today would be a good day to check it out.
And holy cow, when they said day spa, they weren't kidding!! This place resembles a real world spa so much, I was blown away. I mean, just going into the reception area, it's totally cool. There are business cards and appointment cards and all the packages and add-ons the spa offers.
Now I know what you're saying. "A spa in SL? Massages in SL? Ali, now I know you're just being crazy because who the heck would pay for that?" Believe it or not, a lot of people will pay for the experience! After all, we have food in SL and it's not like really eating. While Cen and I were exploring, we bumped into Merithea Fimicoloud, receptionist and nail technician for Serenity. She was kind enough to let me ask her some questions about the spa. Cen, in between crashing, was there for the interview as well.
AC: Do you all get a lot of people making appointments here?
Merithea Fimicoloud: We've been open a little over a month, and business has been picking up considerably.
CeNedra Rivera: holy crash
MF: As people learn about the appts, more and more are using them.
AC: Wb Cen :)
MF: But we still get a lot of walk ins. :D
AC: Neat! Now, I know that most of the things here would rely on animations, but what else would someone get? Is there a lot of emoting that goes on?
MF: A lot of emoting and rp, especially with the massages. If you heard it, you would feel the massage. :D
CR: no way!
AC: That is SO awesome. Do a lot of couples come here?
MF: We have had several come in, and the pregnancy massages have gone up considerably. :D
CR: what a super idea
MF: Tooley [Renoir, owner of Serenity] is working on a clear nail polish for the men.
AC: Really? That's so interesting!
AC: Ooooh! I know some guys that would LOVE that.
MF: This way, they will get the manicures and pedicures, and keep their nails from cracking.:D
Alicia Chenaux giggles.
MF: Some have told us they would. :D
it's not just a "front" the animations and the emoting too
AC: Are the staff members here RL nail techs and massage therapists? Or just great actors?
MF: We have two I think who do this in rl, the rest are just that good.:D
Alicia Chenaux laughs. Wonderful!
MF: I also do nails here. :D
Are there any more questions? :D
AC: Oh neat! I might be making a manicure appointment soon. I just think it's so interesting!
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AC: No, thank you so much for talking with me. :)
Serenity has services like massage therapy, manicures & pedicures, mud baths, sauna, and other things. There's a pretty awesome pool area to hang out and go swimming, too. They have day retreats, couples packages, and bridal packages so a stressed out bride can take her bridesmaids with her for a day of pampering before the event. They also have counseling, and classes and seminars in things like yoga, beauty, and weight management.
Oh! And there's a little gift shop with things like picture frames and gift baskets, and you can buy the nail polishes, too. I bought a pedicure polish in a hot pink french manicure. It doesn't fit my toes exactly, of course, but it's awfully cute.
I just HAVE to book an appointment soon for at least a manicure, if not a massage. Once I do, I'll let you all know how it goes. :)
Serenity has their services available from 11am-7pm SLT Monday through Saturday, with the pool and sauna open 24 hours a day. Be sure to check them out!