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If the long Fourth of July weekend left you wanting a vacation from your time off, Bali is just down the road.
- Leave the world behind at the Mandara Spa at Walt Disney World
- All spa services are 20 percent off for the summer
At the place where swans and dolphins meet, you will find an oasis.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is a destination for the senses. Here, there outside world is left behind and the southern Pacific Ocean begins.
"It’s a staycation," said Bill Toth, the spa director at the Swan and Dolphin Resort’s Mandara Spa.
The Mandara Spa transports visitors to Bali for a journey of treatments designed for both women and men.
"Men are getting a lot more facials," Toth said.
First up, the Mandara facial. The "Signature Facial" transports visitors to an island far away.
"It gets rid of all the dirt and oils that sits up under the skin," the technician in a dark room said.
The nourishing and soothing massage later uses an oxygen machine to activate enzymes and vitamins.
Next, with candles lit, visitors can be transported on a journey using a "coconut poultice." Hiding inside what looks like washcloths tied to look like autumn squash, these rolls are filled with coconuts and herbs warmed by steam.
"It’s more for rolling, rocking, and pressing on some problem areas on your shoulders. Is that going to be OK?" the technician said.
"Everyone should get pedicures," the nail tech said.
File down the toes and get ready to soak. For those who work on their feet or marathoners, the signature pedicure is paradise.
Look close: Technicians use bamboo sticks to push out leg aches and revitalize tired feet while you take care of your hands.
"You feel like you can do a back flip off the table, but you’re too relaxed to want to," Toth said.
While the outside world is waiting, you don’t have to return to it. Not yet, at least.
All spa services at the Mandara Spa at the Swan and Dolphin Resort are 20 percent off this summer when you book a stay.
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