Spa Review: La Bella e Famosa (Green Hills, Nashville)
I am so excited to share with you guys about a spa that just opened in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville - La Bella e Famosa! Although the spa is brand new, I’ve already heard amazing things and couldn’t wait to visit the spa to see for myself!
The entrance is stunning and sophisticated. I was greeted warmly and was asked to fill out a few brief forms. I was then given a tour of the spa’s relaxation area, locker room, steam room, and salt cave.
In the locker room, I changed from my clothes into a robe and sandals that were provided.
Once I was changed and ready for my services, I headed over to the relaxation room to wait for my massage therapist. The room had tons of seating, pillows, and amazing ambience.
My massage therapist walked me down the hall to the treatment room. I often voice how landlocked I feel in Nashville, so I was happy to see the ocean projected onto the wall! There truly couldn’t have been a better environment for this massage.
I was treated to the “Elixir of Life” massage — an 80 minute treatment that combines massage therapy, a sugar scrub foot treatment, ultra-moisturizing hand therapy, and a botanical scalp treatment with the most divine vanilla scent! The treatment also utilized a heated massage table, which added an extra layer of comfort during the session. The massage was deeply relaxing and felt indulgent - in the best way!
After my massage, I relaxed in their Salt Cave. I had never been into a salt room before.. but if you know me, you know that I love researching alternative forms of medicine and wellness trends. I’ve been reading about Halotherapy, which is a treatment that involves breathing salty air. The room is filled with Himalayan salt, but the true benefit comes from a generator that releases tiny particles of salt into the air. It is said that inhaling these particles of salt can help reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs and improve respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, and bronchitis. The theory stems from observations that those who work in salt mines rarely ever experience respiratory health issues. While there is still research that needs to be done, I will say that I noticed a difference in my breathing after my time in the Salt Cave. Additionally, this is a great option for anyone who struggles with anxiety. It’s a very peaceful, quiet, and relaxing environment.
After the Salt Cave, I enjoyed a few minutes in the steam room before wrapping up my spa day with a shower. As I changed back into my clothes and brushed my hair, I was in such a state of zen and contentment that I didn’t want to leave!
My time at La Bella was incredible. Not only were my experiences top notch, but the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming. When visiting a new spa, I never know what to expect..but this spa day blew me away and I can’t wait to go back and try other treatments!
For a full list of services that they offer, visit their website by clicking here.
Treat yourself - you deserve it!