Sugar Scrub: a spa procedure where your entire body is scrubbed with sugar mixed with an aromatic essential oil. The fluff actually comes after the buff. Only it's not really a "fluff," more like a "lube" with a bonus hair dishevelment thrown in for free. And it isn't actually your entire body. Let's just say most of my butt is nicely exfoliated while my stomach and boobs are not.
So after the buff, I was coated in tangerine-smelling sugar (felt like sand - euw). Next, I rinsed off under a rainfall shower in my own private shower room. Sweet. Back to the freshly changed bed for the cocoa butter massage with scalp and hand treatment. Now, perhaps I'm spoiled by Cara, who I see regularly for facials and full body massage, because I was a little disappointed with the cocoa butter massage. However, I think the purpose is more about rubbing cocoa butter into your newly exfoliated skin and less about working your muscles. Maybe that's what a relaxing massage is supposed to feel like. Who knew? I did feel all relaxed and sleepy afterwards.
The scalp treatment? Eh. Just a light scalp massage resulting in the aforementioned hair dishevelment. I guess I expected them to massage in some sort of product for the "treatment." False advertising? The hand treatment was equally disappointing: more cocoa butter applied via a very brief massage, then into plastic bags and terrycloth mitts. That's it. You are left to remove the plastic and mitts yourself before you get dressed. "Relax," she tells me. "Take your time." Followed by, "I will be waiting for you in the lobby." Relax? Take my time? Knowing she is waiting for me, she undoubtedly has another appointment after me, and someone else surely needs the room?
Oops, I just realized I am bitching. I don't mean to! It was incredibly relaxing. And my skin is sooooo smooth today. I thank my sister Kate for providing this treat as a Christmas present that I finally (!!) got around to taking advantage of. I will go back again. Oh yes, I will most definitely fluff and buff again.