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Travel Writer Charlene Peters visits Panama City Beach and Salon Baliage & Spa

by Travel Writer, Charlene Peters of www.spavalous.com

Watching the alligators inside the Gulf World Marine Park during my weekend stay at Sterling Resorts: Reflections in Panama City Beach, Florida, I couldn’t help but compare their dry, scaly skin to my own dry, scaly skin — a reminder of my well overdue facial and body scrub, not to mention calming massage.

As I took my seat on the bleachers at the dolphin show, my mind was made up — I had to do something, especially after watching the sleek, oily bodies of these mammals happily splashing around. Now was the time to take action.

I left Gulf World Marine Park motivated by alligators and inspired by dolphins, and following a quick beach-side lunch at Hook’d, I headed to Salon Baliage & Spa, where my goal was to simulate Ponce de Leon in discovering my own Fountain of Youth.

Of course, the legendary springs that restored youth in those days was not where I actually headed. I did, however, find solace in the visual feast of the seemingly endless beaches of Northwest Florida. But my experience to shed years came in the form of a body scrub, massage and facial.

Tucked away in the Carillon Beach Resort on Carillon Market Street is Salon Baliage & Spa. You could spend an entire day shopping, dining, relaxing and walking around this area, but I was on a mission. I arrived for a Sea Salt Glow treatment, which was a half-hour scrub that left my skin as soft as a newborn’s bottom, followed by a half-hour massage. Two massage therapists were involved in my two-step treatment, the latter massage given by a massage therapist, Marie, from Paris. Although the massage lasted only a half hour, I left in a total state of relaxation, which led me to feel re-born, which translates into youth. So, basically, I found my own version of the Fountain of Youth.

What did I do from there? Nothing. I floated (OK, so I drove) a short distance to Camp Helen State Park and just strolled through the white sand toward the beach, savoring in my relaxed state of mind.

On-going Specials

Combine some of our most popular treatments with additional services at a special savings and you’ll leave feeling fantastic and renewed. Don’t see just want you’re looking for? Check out some additional options on our packages listing or create your own luxurious package.

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Wrap Yourself in Chocolate

3 hours for $320

Our Chocolate Sea Salt Glow, combined with a blend of precious oils and vitamin E, is lightly massaged into your skin to exfoliate. We then cover you from head to toe with a warm Chocolate Mud and wrap you to deeply hydrate and nourish your skin. This is followed by a hot shower leaving your skin cleansed and refreshed. Your relaxed body will then have a Hot Stone Massage.
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Island Package

2½ hours for $275

Combine the Coconut Lime Massage with a Mango or Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub, then a hot shower followed by the Coconut Grapefruit Facial. Mmmmm!
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Paradise Package

2½ hours for $275

Try this yummy combo…A Coconut Lime Massage and the Warm Java Body Scrub that combines coffee blended with creamy coconut butter followed by a hot shower and a Warm Java Hangover Facial.
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