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Relax refresh at Waterfront

Spa, massages, haircuts, pedicures at hotel

 A massage is not just a luxury service in the eyes, of The Spa at the Waterfront Owner Dawn Pater.
 Coming from a woman who has worked with spas all over the country, a massage is certainly something that can have great health benefits as well.
 Pater said to have a successful massage experience, communication and comfort between a guest and a therapist is vital.
 Massages start at just $59 at the The Spa at the Waterfront, and Pater said their express massage, lasting 25 minutes, is the perfect way to get a sense of the benefits of this therapy.
 What’s better, said Pater, is that locals receive a 15 percent discount on weekdays and a 10 percent discount on weekends, every time, on every service.
 She said what makes her establishment stand out is the focus on bringing the community into their family.
 Also, finding the right service for each individual and fitting their personality is essential to the team of therapists at The Spa at the Waterfront.
 Pater said people are invited to call the spa anytime with questions or concerns, but coming in to get a personal feel of what the experience would be like is even better.
 She recommends the express massage for people coming in on lunch breaks, or for first-timers who are skeptical about committing to a full 50-80 minute service.
 The Spa at the Waterfront offers several other services as well, ranging from manicures to haircuts to facials.
 Men’s haircuts start at $30, but Pater said they rarely get more expensive than that. Women’s haircuts start at $45, but pricing depends on the difficulty of the styling.
 Pater said that in their first six months of business, massages have proven to be their most popular service.
 The spa offers several different types of massages: Swedish massages, therapeutic or deep-tissue massages.
 Stone massages and soy candle and aroma therapy massages are all on the list.
 Pater explained that with their basic Swedish massage, they have seasonal offerings that enhance the experience.
 In February, the spa focused on chocolate therapy, offering chocolate-based paraffin wax for manicure and pedicure services, as well as a chocolate body scrub to go with their massage.
 Pater said in March, the focus will be on coconut, with similar options available with services.
 With the soy candle aroma therapy massage, the therapist heats a soy candle, which Pater said doesn’t have wax and doesn’t burn nearly as hot as wax, and then they use the soy oil produced during the message.
 Afterward, the therapist sends the client home with the candle, and Pater said this allows the guest to continue to use it and gives the person something to remember the team at The Spa at the Waterfront by.
 When you come for any service at the spa, there are several benefits beyond a new hairdo or trimmed nails, Pater said.
 The spa covers your parking, and it gives you a free day’s access to the Waterfront Hotel Fitness Center, pool and hot tub.
 Also, they offer package deals for people who know when they’ll be coming for a service and how often.
 An example is the buy five, get one free, deal on men’s haircuts. Pater said if a person knows they’ll be getting one haircut a month, they can purchase five haircuts to use within six months and get the sixth one free.
 Pater said she has deals for many services offered at her spa and salon and several fun ideas in the works.
 After six months of service, business is picking up, Pater said, and she feels that the Morgantown community is one in which her establishment can thrive.