In honor of the 121st Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest annual marathon, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston featured two treatments designed for runners—Marathon Boost (starting at $200, 1 hour 20 minutes) and Margaret Dabbs London Soakless Pedicure (starting at $80, 50 minutes). The Marathon Boost is a full body treatment that revives fatigued legs and feet through a deep massage and exfoliation that flushes lactic acid from sore limbs, easing overworked joints and muscles with aromatherapy essential oils and de-stress muscle gel composed of rosemary, black pepper, lavender, and ginger. “Completing a marathon can cause tension throughout the body’s joints and muscles; therefore The Spa developed Marathon Boost, a holistic treatment to soothe fatigued legs and feet,” says director of spa Virginia Lara. “This year we have enhanced this massage with the addition of the BelleCore body-buffer, which helps to accelerate muscle recovery. In addition, we are delighted to introduce Margaret Dabbs London to our signature Soakless Pedicure, a holistic manicure and pedicure skincare line that will provide a restorative post-marathon indulgence for feet.” A globally recognized podiatrist and foot expert, Margaret Dabbs is known for her line of beautifying, anti-aging skincare for both hands and feet that source ingredients from around the world, like aboriginal Australian emu oil. The treatment begins with the ultimate grooming of the nails and feet followed by the application of an exfoliating foot mask, revitalizing massage to stimulate circulation, and a warm towel wrap to soften and condition the skin. Marathoners will be back on their feet and ready for the next race in no time.
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