Taking a quick trip to the City of Brotherly Love? Before indulging in the city’s world famous Philly cheesesteak, make sure you indulge at Le Reve Rittenhouse Day Spa.
Le Reve Rittenhouse is a new medi-spa that includes everything from traditional spa services like massages and facials to non-invasive medical services like Velashape and Botox. The spacious spa has a multitude of rooms for all of their procedures, a makeup station and even a temporary glitter tattoo booth.
I arrived mid-week for a full body scrub and a Biolift facial. Biolift is a non-surgical facelift using micro-currents to tone and firm face muscles, as well as increasing cell renewal.
Stepping off the elevator into the spa is like being transported into a tranquil nirvana. There’s so much detail in every aspect of each room. Beautiful crystals are everywhere, even adorning the deep purple velvet furniture.
My morning at Le Reve was magnificent. The spa was serene and peaceful without a lot of foot traffic. I sipped a glass of wine as I waited for my therapist/esthetician, Nagi. I began with the facial. Nagi massaged my face with serums and creams, then proceeded with the Biolift wands. The 40 minute facial was one of the most soothing facials I’ve had in a while.
Next, was my hour long salt scrub. Lying down on a heated table, while Nagi scrub my tired body from head to toe felt superb. I was then wrapped in a warming blanket for 20 minutes as I napped. After my scrub I rinsed off in Le Reve’s state-of-the-art sauna shower that includes a light therapy shower head that has benefits like easing muscles.
I finished my spa morning with a few minutes in the spa’s dry sauna.
The Biolift gave me face an instant lift and made my skin look plump and tight. The scrub left my skin feeling soft and looking brighter. I even noticed that my cellulite on my bottom was less visible.
Le Reve is the perfect day spa for relaxing with your friends or rekindling romance with your guy. There’s many different treatments to choose from and the decor of Le Reve has you forgetting that you’re in center city Philadelphia and more like in a whimsical castle. The spa uses Bioelements products, which are fragrance free and great for all skin types. Le Reve has a lot of cool bells and whistles that most spas don’t have; like a hook up for your ipod in the dry sauna to play music while you’re sweating and detoxing.
Nagi was amazing. She was very professional, friendly and has magical hands. Definitely ask for her when booking your treatment.
I give Le Reve 4 out of 5 stars, losing one star because the spa lacks a large locker/dressing room. Overall, it’s worth a visit even if it’s just for a makeup application or manicure.
To learn more about Le Reve or to book an appointment call 215-563-8888 or go to www.lereverittenhousespa.com.