You have to like a business that posts lines like this on its Facebook page: “We’re open and our tubs are bubbling.”
Inman Oasis in Cambridge combines two of the most relaxing treats you can give yourself: massage therapy and hot tubs for soaking in. And the wellness center’s “15 Squared” special makes it more affordable to escape there than you might expect.
For $30, one of the center’s trained and certified massage therapists will give you a 15-minute massage, and then you can trot blissfully off for a 30-minute soak in one of their communal hot tubs (which hold 7 to 8 persons).
To give you that full spa pampering experience, they even provide towels, robes, shower products and cool drinking water.
The best testimony to the transformative effects of this combo comes by comparing how customers charge in versus how they seem to float out.
“People come in here feeling busy and stressed from their day, but when they leave we have to remind them to be sure they have their glasses and bathing suits because they are so relaxed they forget,” said co-owner Renee Farster. "We’ve given them a respite from the world for an hour or two.”
“It’s a real pleasure to run a business where every client who leaves has a smile on their face and is very relaxed,” she added.
The 15 Squared is "a great introduction to everything,” said Farster. But, of course you can always opt for a longer massage or book a private tub for two or more persons. Tub prices start at $40 for two persons for a 30-minute soak with an additional $5 per person. Thirty- to ninety-minute massages run $55-$120.
So, fire up those tub jets and let the soaking begin.