Visit These Wellness Spots on Your Next Trip to Martha’s Vineyard
After my Martha’s Vineyard Wellness trip, I came up with a list of wellness favorites that I think everyone should plan for. These are also wellness activities that I wouldn’t mind revisiting. Especially the facial with Botanical Beauty!
Botanical Beauty and Co: BOOKMARK THIS and thank me later. The facial I received at Botanical Beauty and Co., was the absolute highlight of my wellness trip to Martha’s Vineyard and I cannot wait to go back. Woman-owned, Botanical Beauty Co. is all about clean facials using natural ingredients. The owner Rachel truly has magical hands and is very knowledgeable about the ingredients in all the products she uses. My skin was glowing after my 45 minute facial and Rachel also cleaned up my eyebrows. I will book another Botanical Beauty facial as soon as I have another trip planned to Martha’s Vineyard.
Martha’s Vineyard is an island with so much history! The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce scheduled a private tour of the Martha’s Vineyard museum for us which was fascinating. So interesting to learn more about the native American and black history on the island. I really appreciate the homage to this part of history that was not white washed, but was honored and more than highlighted.
I have to admit, before this trip I had no idea how many wellness options Martha’s Vineyard has to offer. Divine Beauty + Wellness was the first time I’ve ever been to a med-spa. I have a few friends who swear by IV Vitamin Infusions so I was excited to see it on the menu of offerings at Divine. To be honest, I was also a little nervous because I am scared of needles. No judgement. I was going to give myself grace if I was too nervous, but Divine Beauty employs registered nurses and after speaking with the nurse who was doing my IV Vitamin Infusion I decided to do it. Painless and I did feel more energized in the days after the vitamin infusion. I would do this again and would think this would be especially beneficial during New England’s dark winter months when all of us can use an extra boost.
Family-owned, we enjoyed the freshly made tacos and margaritas so much that we went twice! This was also my first time trying out vegan Nachos covered in cashew Queso. It was tasty! I do not believe that wellness swaps should be a sacrifice. After trying the Dos Mas cashew Queso I’ve added cashew cheese as a must-buy.
I’ve always appreciated a hotel with an in-house spa and Mansion House is no exception. Jay and I received a much needed couples massage. I tend to hold a lot of tension in my shoulders and a medium strength massage was just what the doctor ordered. Massage has so many benefits and is something I want to add to my regular wellness practice. Jay had tension in his neck and upper back and opted to get a deep tissue massage. It was both relaxing and therapeutic way to spend the morning.
We had a lovely visit to Morning Glory Farm, where we had a chance to tour the fields and learn about all of the crops that are grown on the farm. This family farm, located in Edgartown, was started in 1975 by James and Deborah Athearn. Their son Simon, now the Chief of Operations at Morning Glory, gave us a tour of the farm and facilities.
In the fields they grow a wide variety of crops including lettuce, carrots, beets, tomatoes, beans, squash, and pumpkins. We took home quite a few goodies from the farmstand including their freshly baked bread, muffins, and vegetables grown on the farm. It’s worth a visit just for the bread.
This walking tour is an Oak Bluffs highlight and I recommend EVERYONE sign up. I strive to be a conscious consumer as much as possible and that extends to tourism. It’s important to know the history of the places we visit. There is such a rich African American history in Martha’s Vineyard and over the years Martha’s Vineyard has been the vacation gateway and refuge of many prominent people of color. The personal stories shared during the tour are fascinating. A bonus? The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard is deeply committed to the education of the island’s students and they’ve created an education program in many of the schools. Ticket sales help support those programs. Also an interesting fact I learned during our trip: Edgartown Harbor is registered as part of the Underground Railroad. I would 100% take this walking tour again with new visitors to Martha’s Vineyard and/or gift tickets.
Thanks to the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce for facilitating this trip and services received.
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