Have you ever wanted to try a hot stone massage? How about dinner in the dark? If yes what would a better time than a special occasion like Valentines Day or your birthday?
Above: photos from Helsinki Day Spa and their Valentine’s candies. 🙂 Tip: If you buy a gift card worth 150€ or more during February you’ll get free products worth 65€! (Hot Stone Massage there is 152€ in case you want to offer this to someone 🙂 )
I had my first time in hot stone massage experience around an year ago. It is super relaxing and stress relieving way to spend some time in a spa!
If you’re in Helsinki, you should try Helsinki Day Spa. They have excellent service, professional staff and their waiting room includes free snacks and champagne, yummy! Also the treatment rooms are very high quality but still comfy.
In the hot stone massage your whole body will be treated with hot (not burning hot just very nicely warm) stones. Some relaxing scented oils are also used. The massage therapist told me about the oils they use and then I got to choose what kind of oil I wanted (pain relieving, detox or relaxation oil). The massage here takes 70 minutes.
Above: sunset at Katajanokka Helsinki and Katajanokan Casino. I was advised not to publish any food photos to make sure you won’t know what your eating if you guys go. They change the menus but the structure might sometimes be similar.
After the massage we went to the Restaurant Katajanokan Casino in Helsinki to enjoy our very first Dinner in the Dark. The concept of dinner in the dark is that you’ll be in a entirely dark restaurant eating three course meal without seeing the dishes. You must use your nose and mouth to figure out what you’re eating and drinking.
It was quite shocking at first to actually be unable to see. However we managed to eat without a big mess and we kind of got used to being blinded after the first course.
To make this experience more interesting there was an actual blind person, Kaisa, hosting the night and telling us how is it like to live when blind. She told us about every day life, guide dogs and how technology helps her. She also shared some funny stories (this was only in Finnish).
In Katajanokan Kasino they have been hosting these for two years now, beginning from Valentine’s Day 2015. The night there was a big success that was even more interesting experience than I originally expected. And it’s not only about the experience also the food and service are really good in this restaurant! Tip: Similar dinners are served in several other restaurants worldwide.
Above: I also got some roses for Valentine’s <3
You should definitely go and try! You can book your Dinner in the Dark here.
Have you been in spa? What kind of treatments you prefer?
Have you tried dinner in a dark? Would you like to try?