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5820 South MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL | Directions 3361127.881006 -82.493651
Neighborhoods: Ballast Point, Interbay Pennisula Partnership, Southwest
Great Brazilian wax and Massage – I really thought that a Brazilian wax was going to be much more painful, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was completely hair-free by the end of the treatment and my skin was not irritated at all. The therapist was very accomodating and professional. Since I expected the experience to be incredibly painful, (which it was not) I had booked a massage after my wax. The massage was the best I have ever had. The entire spa experience was wonderful. My friend came in with me for moral support (I was afraid of doing the Brazilian at first). She opted for a Manicure and Pedicure. She is usually quite picky, but she absolutely enjoyed her experience. I convinced her to get a Brazilian wax and we are going back for their Girls' Night on Thursday.
Not that great of an experience – For a spa that has so much to offer, the last couple times I've been has been horible. The first bad experience was my waxing. It was dreadful and yes I've had waxing's before. It had been a while since I went back so I thought I'd try it again and get a pedicure and manicure. It wasn't that she wasn't nice. She was but it took over 3 hours and then I noticed that they were short staffed and the girl had to keep running up front to check other people out. During my manicure, she kept sticking her fingers in the polish and what should have been a pampered experience turned into 3 hours @ $100 for nothing great. I will never go back there again and it's a shame because it has potential but maybe they just have a hard time keeping people. One thing that was nice is that I had mentioned to the girl that checked me out what was included in the manicure and come to find out it wasn't what I paid for so she did fix the manicure.
Editorial Review – Full-service facility offers therapeutic skin care and spa treatments including detoxifying seaweed wraps, Japanese body brushing, facials and make-up.
Best service – I visited Awa for the first time when it opened 2 years ago and have been in love with the spa ever since. The services are incredibly relaxing, the facility is immaculate, and the staff is so friendly. I will continue going back
Best Massage and Pedicure – Such a lovely spa. I was floating when I left. I cannot wait to go back and tell all my friends about my experience.
Best Facial treatment – I have visited many spas around the country, but the experience at Awa spa by far exceeded my expectations. The facial I received was the best one I have ever had. Not only were the treatments heavenly, but the staff was incredibly accomodating. The entire facility is so relaxing. I could spend hours relaxing in their lounge, sipping on my tonic while being completely hypnotized by the relaxing waterfall across the comfy couch.
best look elsewhere... – I've had many brazilian waxes, and I am never left "red" after the treatment. Facial was decent, but if you are looking for a "real" massage, I don't recommend this place. Atmosphere was so-so. For the price I paid, I really expected a lot more. Save your money and keep searching!
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