On-campus spa open
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 23:01
There is a new addition to Sugden Hall at FGCU: the spa lab. As part of the resort and hospitality program, the spa lab gives students the opportunity to enjoy spa services at a discounted price.
The spa lab operates with licensed aestheticians, massage therapists and nail technicians, but is managed by students who are in the resort and hospitality program. The spa offers many services, such as facials, massages, body treatments, waxing and nail services.
The prices are very reasonable, ranging from $60 to $80 for the facials, massages and body treatments. Nail services and waxing ranges from $10 to $25. The facials and massages are both typically 50 minutes long. However, the spa also offers an express facial and massage, which are both 25 minutes long for $40.
"I think it is great," said Brittany Kelly, a freshman. "It is really convenient, and it is a reasonable price."
Once you book a service at the spa, feel free to stay and relax in the sauna, steam room and whirlpool. You are also issued a spa robe and a pair of slippers to maximize your comfort.
"The spa is unique to FGCU because there are no other schools with anything like this," said Rebecca Miller, a manager at the spa.
With three treatment rooms, one wet treatment room and a nail salon, she is right about it being unique. Not only does the spa benefit students who are stressed out or just looking for a day of pampering, but it gives those students in the resort and hospitality program a chance to experience first-hand what it is like to manage a business.
With this new addition, more students will be likely to consider FGCU if they are interested in hospitality because no other school can say that they offer this kind of opportunity.
While the spa does take walk-ins, it is recommended to call and make an appointment. It is also recommended that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your service so that you can be fully relaxed and leave your cell phone behind.
If you are still unsure about whether or not to book a service, stop in and take a tour. It is located on the second floor of Sugden Hall in Suite 201. The spa is open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To book a service, call (239) 590-1295 or email RHMSpaLab@fgcu.edu.