Mamatoga recently got the chance to sit down and chat with Aleah Homer, the owner of The Body Lounge, a brand new spa located on the Lower Level of the Saratoga Marketplace at 454 Broadway. This sleek and sophisticated spa is infused with a luxe, relaxed vibe and I felt like I was getting a spa treatment just by sitting there on the plush couch flipping through magazines. One of the coolest parts about this spa are the somewhat different services they offer, along with more traditional spa services (including prenatal massage!), and they truly have something for everyone. Check out our interview with Aleah, and keep in mind you can have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to The Body Lounge at our First Annual Momster Bash & Benefit!
How long have you been in Saratoga? I started Dust Cosmetics here in 2004, I opened The Body Lounge in May of this year. I've lived here for over seven years and I'm originally from Cooperstown, NY.
When and how did you get started in the spa business? I've had an interest in the beauty, makeup, spa and health industry my entire life. As a young girl learning from the amazing people in my family, I can recall feeling captivated and motivated to make a difference. I believe in the measurable improvements, when knowledge is obtained and put into use, through spa Treatments and healthy lifestyle choices. I am also a believer that beauty comes from the inside out. Today as spa owner and spa enthusiast, Master Makeup Artist, owner of Dust - Organic Mineral Cosmetics, Licensed Esthetician and dedicated vegetarian I felt a calling with all this wonderful information I have and a desire to share and educate my friends/clients.
Is there a motto or a way you like to describe your spa, and how does it stand out when compared to other spas? UNIQUE! A unique spa experience and boutique. The Body Lounge is a culmination of unique treatments which I've enjoyed from my travels around the world (nearly different 25 countries) while still complementing the traditional services we all love so much. The Body Lounge is a cutting edge and trendy place for people to come and enjoy their NYC/LA style experience...a complete tranquil and unique time. For spa connoisseurs, night life enthusiasts, shopaholics, locals and visitors alike. Whether it is a visit to The Body Lounge for a pampering day, celebration, bridal party, special occasion, no occasion, VIP party or a pre or post visit for a night out or detox and recovery assistance (from your night of “too much” fun.)
We offer; With a unique flavor: Dust - Organic Mineral Cosmetics (www.dust-cosmetics.com) Makeup Artistry Services Facials Skin & Body Care (body treatments, back-cials, breast facial) Organic Teeth Whitening by DaVinci The Oxygen Bar (Aroma oxygen) Hydration Wall (featuring Saratoga water & coconut water) Massage (unique techniques, massage candles) Acupressure & Reflexology Detox Services (tinctures, juices, foot detox patches, essential oils, dry brushing) Inversion Treatment & Inversion Massage Essential Oils (aroma therapy) Ear Candling Waxing (including brazilians) Organic Spray Tan (Anti-Aging, Organic, Eco-Certified, Paraben-free) Photographer’s Art Gallery & Private Photos Shoots Unique Jewelry Retail Boutique & Accessories Wi-Fi HotSpot @ The Oxygen Bar & More...
What are some of your favorite services that you offer at your spa? My favorite is the VIP party! I just celebrated my birthday at The Body Lounge and it was more than I could have asked for and then some and then some more! It was amazing! I felt like a celebrity! When you host a lounge party The Body Lounge will custom tailor your desires and expectations for your event, while also staying budget conscious. Glam Spa Party, Spa-tacular Party, or even a Little Princess Spa Party! Our Little Princess Birthday Parties are the most fun ever for kids from kindergarteners to teens! In all fairness...if it's on our spa menu, I've tried it, I love it and I'd recommend it! I LOVE them all! Some favorites are the Dust Cosmetics, 2some Massage, Organic Teeth Whitening, Power Peel Facial and Body Treatments.
What services do you offer that you think would appeal most to moms? I believe this can be applied to ALL Moms...time is precious, life is busy and you deserve to be pampered more! Depending if you are looking to achieve relaxation or energy, either way we have what you need. With any of our services you indulge in, we will make you feel special! We truly have something for EVERYONE! If not we will be happy to custom tailor something for you!
The Body Lounge is located in the Lower Level of the Saratoga Marketplace, which is having a GRAND OPENING this weekend! The Yoga Mandali Studio Store, Fiat Feminae, The Body Lounge, and McGillycuddy's Naturals will all be offering 20% off, plus there will be a Scavenger Hunt with Prizes, a Grand Prize Giveaway and free food and refreshments, so check it out mamas, and stay tuned to Mamatoga for a feature on The Body Lounge's neighbor, Fiat Feminae, THE place to go in Saratoga for that something special to make you feel beautiful underneath it all!