What is Chillax? Chillax at the Stowe Mountain Lodge is designed to introduce children to the spa through touch, feel, smell, and lots of giggles during a fun 30 minute session! My 7 year old daughter can tell you all about it since she got to experience this unique, kid-friendly spa treatment during a long summer weekend in Stowe, Vermont.
Now my little one was a little apprehensive at first, but it was more from not knowing what to expect at a day spa. She was greeted by a super friendly spa attendant from the Spa and Wellness Center who clearly had experience working with kids and the much needed patience bug to handle the goofiness. The kids (each session can take up to four kids) were led into a separate bright, airy room lined with comfy overstuffed Papasan chairs. Chillax doesn’t include spa robes so the kids stay in their regular clothes during the session. Parents can actually keep an eye on their kids from outside the room as the space is lined with windows to the outside. But I would recommend staying out of view so the kids can fully immerse themselves in the experience.
What to Expect During Chillax
Chocolate! Yes the kids’ faces were covered in a coconut oil and cocoa powder mix complete with cucumbers for the eyes. My daughter dipped the cucumbers on her chocolate covered face and ate them instead! Paraffin treatments were applied to the hands and feet and silly head scratchers were used as well. The 7 year old opinion on Chillax was “When can I go to the spa again?”. Chillax costs $25 for 30 minutes which won’t break the bank but will add a little luxury to your vacation at Stowe!
We may have created a little diva, but this mama also had the opportunity to get a quick 30 minute targeted massage while she was Chillaxing! This mommy-daughter splurge was a fun way to spend part of a morning before going on a hike on Mount Mansfield. Just one of the many things to experience at the Stowe Mountain Lodge.
Disclosure: the Stowe Mountain Lodge provided complimentary treatments for my daughter and I during our stay as part of my visit through Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas but as always, my opinions are all my own.