August 9, 2008
FLIC SPA IS FABULOUS!
I received a SpaFinder gift certicate from my niece for my birthday. She lives in Nutley and had gone to Flic Spa the week before and was so happy with the experience that she urged me to go there.
I live about 35 minutes away, but my stress level was so bad I called and booked an appointment for a massage and a facial right away.
When I arrived at Flic Spa, I was very, very impressed with the reception area. It was very beautiful and serene. The decor reminded me of a very beautiful living room in Asia. The spa was very fragrant, with exotic soaps, bath products and their own line of candles called Fairylight Candles. I loved the one called spa -- very therapeutic and delicious, and reminded me of a recent vacation to Scottsdale. I bought one immediately.
I was greeted very warmly and led to a room called Bali. It was almost as though I was no longer in Bloomfield, or even New Jersey -- or even the US! I felt transported, like I was away on a grand vacation.
Lerrick, one of the owners, was my therapist. He asked me about my concerns and what I hoped to accomplish. He was funny, personable and extremely knowledgeable. He was also genuinely concerned about my welfare. He also said that he and Oliver, his partner, developed the facials after much study and scrutiny. Lerrick was a former executive at Estee Lauder, and the weight of his knowledge and experience was very impressive.
I was offered some white tea and a foot soak in a gorgeous hand hammered copper bowl filled with warm water, Dead Sea salts, essential oils, rose petals and a candle floating in a coconut shell. Oh my God! I upgraded for a foot scrub...
The music playing was beautiful, very tasteful and not at all like the annoying new age music I hear at other spas. Also, I was happy to discover that they use Sothys, which is my favorite spa product line!
The facial was fabulous, very soothing and I saw and felt the results immediately. The massage? THE BEST I EVER HAD IN MY LIFE! And I've been around the spa block a few times.
I never felt rushed, or herded around like an anonymous nobody. I felt like a VIP, a movie star. Flic Spa truly delivers a magnificent level of service that surpasses any high end spa -- this in the middle of Bloomfield!? What a gem, what a find. I wish I could keep this little spa oasis a secret, but the owners deserve better -- hence this review.
I bought a series of massages and facials (buy 6 get 1 free) and I can't wait to use them all up.
Bravo, Flic Spa. I am a lifelong, devoted fan. As for my niece, I booked a couple's massage for her (and me!) as a way of saying thanks for introducing me to secret oasis in New Jersey.
My only regret? That I can only give 5 stars as the highest rating. If I could, I'd give a million stars.