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           Discover Island View’s Blue Shell Spa
   • Showers, steam rooms, locker areas are once again available.
• All services are available and listed at blue-shell-spa.html.
• Masks are no longer required and technicians are no longer wearing PPE.
Beach View Tower • 2nd level
Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reservations are highly recommended. To book spa services call 228.314.1520
Must be 21+ to receive spa services.
story by Lori Beth Susman photos courtesy of Island View Casino Resort
 here are many benefits to the wonderful coconut, but none as relaxing and enjoyable as the ones that accompany the coconut body glow massage
offered at the beautiful Blue Shell Spa at Island View Casino Resort. The coconut body glow joins a number of treatments and massages at the full-service day
spa that carries an extensive menu of massages, facials, manicures and more.
Located on the second floor of the Gulfport resort’s Beach Tower, the
Blue Shell Spa has a calm, serene atmosphere. It only takes a few steps inside to feel the tension start to leave your body. The well-trained staff at the front desk, led by spa manager Michelle Kennedy, stands ready to assist guests with all their needs.
Kennedy suggested the coconut body glow massage, one of the spa’s newest offerings, and I was excited to give it
a try. “We listen to what our guests want,” Kennedy said, adding although they may change the offerings from time to time, they always keep the favorites, which include a variety of massages, manicures and pedicures. “We also have
seasonal offerings, like the peppermint aromatherapy massage and pumpkin harvest signature manicure at the holidays.”
The coconut massage began with a full body scrub, where it was easy to feel the sugar crystals rubbing away dirt, toxins and even stress. After washing, the next step is a full massage, given with the touch the guest prefers, a
light touch in my case. The massage includes a moisturizing wrap, where I was wrapped tight in four layers letting the lotion and the relaxation seep in. A wonderful hot oil scalp massage is also part of this treatment.
I also indulged in an anti-aging facial, which Kennedy said is excellent for mature, delicate, dull or prematurely aged skin. The facial helps improve elasticity and firmness, and neck, shoulder and scalp massages along with a heated foot wrap completed
the service. There was cleansing and exfoliating before a full face mask was painted on, followed by additional cleansing when the mask was removed. Both treatments were wonderful, affirming Blue Shell Spa as a top spa on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
 Island View Casino Resort
3300 West Beach Blvd., Gulfport 877.774.8439 •

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