1) Watching the Blue Angels.
2) Going to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
3) Catching Giants-Reds, then Niners-Bills.
4) Cheering the Oracle sailors.
5) Meeting some Sicilians at the Italian Heritage Parade.
A little busy, sure. But it’s nothing a four-handed massage can’t fix later.
Here to help: the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, a brand-new massage-obsessed hideaway downtown, now open in FiDi.
Given the address, you’re probably gonna find yourself ducking in here for a lunchtime pick-me-up or some post-work pampering.
The spa is divided into four suites—each with its own bathroom, changing area and rain forest shower. (You know, the essentials.) So the next time you need a quality one-to-three-hour back rub (and when don’t you), book your treatments, then slip into the lounge to unwind before you’re summoned into your private lair.
When two hands aren’t enough, opt for that four-handed Oriental Harmony treatment. But if you’ve been especially hard on, say, your liver, delve into ancient Chinese medicine techniques with the Signature Spa Therapy—they’ll focus on any out-of-whack pain points you may have.
If you want some or all of the above, you can book time in either two-hour or three-hour increments and customize your treatment down to the essential oils.
And maybe one or two inessential ones.