Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

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It’s that time of year again… Back to School!! The craziness of getting the family out of the summer mode and into the routine of school, carpooling, homework and more activities than there are days in the week can be overwhelming and stressful. So, it’s the perfect time to take a quick time-out to visit the spa and get some well-deserved pampering. Fortunately, the spa industry has expanded so much so that you don’t have to travel outside of your own hometown for a relaxing spa treatment.

Soothing Zen Day Spa just opened a few months ago in Millburn, New Jersey. My daughter and I enjoyed an afternoon of bonding and relaxation with their Mother-Daughter package that includes an ice cream foot soak, a berry buff foot scrub, a papaya leaf foot mask and a coconut lotion foot massage. The 50-minute session is only $49 for moms and $29 for kids. Not a bad price for some quality time with your child. My 6-year-old daughter has been begging to go back and we’ve been ‘playing spa’ at home ever since!

The owner of Soothing Zen Day Spa deliberately strayed from the familiar hues and décor of your typical spa. SZDS is unique in that it features 5 theme-based rooms: Galaxy Room, Asian Bamboo Room, Cave and Stone Room, Green Forest Room and Blue Ocean Room. My daughter flipped when she got the grand tour.

The spa also offers services including massage, facials, waxing, body treatments and spa parties. Unique services include Foot Reflexology, Thai Massage, Bamboo Massage and Lava Shell Massage. All of their employees are specially trained professional licensed massage therapists or estheticians with innovative techniques and years of experience. They’ve cut out the frou-frou of expensive spas and focused on giving their clients a reasonably priced, relaxing zen-like spa experience. So, have some breakfast at Squirrel and the Bee or follow up your massage with dinner at Common Lot and visit Soothing Zen Spa in the heart of charming Millburn, New Jersey. Go to http://www.soothingzen.com or call 973-379-2307 to book your appointment and mention you’re a first time client for a $49 50-Minute Massage or a $59 50-Minutes Facial.

Originally published August 2016

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