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Chocolate + spa = bliss. It’s a pretty logical equation, right? And when it comes to life for real at the brand new MeltSpa by Hershey, it’s absolutely heavenly. Last week I visited MeltSpa by Hershey for my first appointment and I’m so excited to share this new treasure in The Sweetest Place on Earth with you. Read on for lots of photos of the Spa, their unique offerings, and how you can save when you book an appointment by November 30, 2017.
MeltSpa by Hershey
You might have heard of The Chocolate Spa at The Hotel Hershey, and now she’s got a sister! MeltSpa by Hershey just opened in September 2017 right in the heart of downtown Hershey. You can find them on East Chocolate Avenue right under the Hershey Kiss-shaped street lights.
The great thing about MeltSpa by Hershey is that it’s a day spa, so you can easily pop in on your lunch break for a manicure. Also, in comparison to resort spa prices, your dollars will stretch further here!
I love the look and feel of the spa. It’s modern yet warm and welcoming, and you can see the bustle of downtown Hershey (you can even see some of Hersheypark through a couple of the windows) but you can’t hear a thing outside. The glass is designed to keep the atmosphere quiet and serene, a true escape from busy.
There’s a beautiful reception and waiting area where you’ll check in and be welcomed.
Also in that area you’ll find many of the products used at MeltSpa by Hershey. I bought myself a few last week. I couldn’t resist that chocolate smell! It’s so nice to take bit of that indulgence home with you.
After you check in, you’ll be escorted to the ladies’ locker room which is just gorgeous. Here you can change out of your clothing, use the facilities (there are showers if you need that, too), and grab a cozy robe to begin your day of luxury.
The chocolate brown robes are so cozy and set the mood to treat yourself to something special.
On the far side of the ladies’ locker room are the lockers where you can store your purse, coat, and clothing. (I should mention there is a men’s locker room as well but I didn’t venture in there!)
When you finish in the lockerroom you will be escorted to the relaxation room until you’re whisked away by your aesthetician for your services. This room is comfortable and cozy with a lot of seating, some drinks are available (the fruit-infused water is delicious, but I believe they just added hot chocolate for the winter and who can resist that?!), and it’s just a nice place to get in the zone before you get started.
The MeltSpa by Hershey Menu of Services
Now comes the fun part: your treatments! Check out the complete menu of services on the MeltSpa by Hershey website. Honestly, this is the hardest part for me: deciding what to go for. Everything looks amazing and I kind of want to spend about 8 hours here getting one of each type of service.
MeltSpa by Hershey features exclusive Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Treatments and packages, plus services that pay homage to Cuba, where Milton S. Hershey owned sugar mills and plantations from 1916 to 1946. To give you an idea of what some of this total bliss sounds like:
Hershey’s Cocoa Massage: A classic Swedish massage using our exclusive cocoa massage oil, a rich blend of organic cocoa butter, with a special blend of skin nourishing oils. This European body massage technique uses soothing, relaxing strokes to increase circulation, ease muscle tension, to help you achieve total relaxation.
Mojito Body Wrap: This full body treatment includes a gentle exfoliation to prepare the skin, followed by a luxurious deeply hydrating, detoxifying, and energizing mojito mask. A rich blend of pure essential oils of lime, spearmint, and helichrysum, white mineral clay, and organic shea butter is smoothed over your body. While cocooned in a warm body wrap, choose from a relaxing face and scalp massage, or reflexology foot massage, followed by an application of our mojito-infused body lotion. (60 minutes)
I had the Hershey’s Cocoa Massage and it was absolutely amazing. My technician was Samantha (highly recommend her!) and she asked beforehand if I had any problem areas and I do (upper right back and neck – thank you, computer job), and she paid special attention to them. I felt so relaxed, like I was floating, when she was done. And the CHOCOLATE smell! Omigosh, this is one way to get yourself breathing more deeply. Wonderful, wonderful experience. I think I’ll try something different next time, just because there is SO much on the menu that I want to try – a facial or a scrub is up next- but if you love chocolate you will love this service!
MeltSpa by Hershey also offers salon services. Manicures, pedicures, waxing, hair and make-up, and bridal parties can all be scheduled either on the website or by calling in. While I love the idea of spending the entire day at the spa, the perk of a day spa like this one is that you can be in and out in an hour with a fresh manicure or pedicure. Treat yourself, indulge a bit, but do it during the time that you actually have to squeeze it in. I love that MeltSpa by Hershey is making that possible!
The salon area is in the front of the building and it’s pretty fun to people watch from inside! I think every person that walked or drove past while I was getting my manicure looked inside! And speaking of manicure, I had the most wonderful service: Hershey’s Sweet Hands Manicure. Ah, this was such a treat.
Hershey’s Sweet Hands Manicure: Enjoy a classic manicure and pedicure with a sweet twist, including a chocolate exfoliation, dark chocolate mousse mask, and relaxing cocoa massage.
The chocolate exfoliation scrub was my favorite part, and the technician gave me what she didn’t use to take home so I’m still enjoying it! I also got to keep the nail file and buffer she used. Nice little bonus! My manicure was 5 days ago as I’m writing this and my nails still look perfect! (That photo above was taken at the MeltSpa by Hershey media opening, not after my manicure!)
Save 20% When You Book Now
For a limited time you can take advantage of a sweet deal at MeltSpa by Hershey! Enjoy 20% off every single treatment and package Monday-Thursday when you book by November 30. Offer valid on Monday-Thursday appointments through December 28. You can get all of the details here. I will be going back before the end of the (if I can only decide what treatment to try next!).