Council to put on Spa Day for students before finals

Massages, manicures and pedicures … What could be better than a day at the spa? Thanks to Programming Council, you may not have to go far to experience one.PC is hosting its last event of the semester on May 2.

The 2nd Annual Spa Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge and will include an oxygen bar, free manicures, pedicures and chair massages.

“Spa Day was pioneered last by the Special Events and Spirit Traditions committee last year and we wanted to make it a campus tradition,” said Aaron Wolfe, PC Vice Chair.

The oxygen bar is a kind of aromatherapy that you inhale from oxygen tanks that are similar to those given in the hospital, Wolfe said. It’s was highly recommended again for this year’s Spa Day, he said.

Also included will be free manicures, pedicures and chair massages. There will be a sign up table in the Student Center Lounge on May 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We figure this will be the easiest way for the students to get what they want without having schedule conflicts, and it will hopefully reduce the wait, if there is one,” said Jodi Settle, head of the event.

The massages will be 10-minute chair massages, provided by the Fort Worth School of Massage, and some of the massage therapists from the University Recreation Center, Settle said.

“Spa Day sounds like a ‘girlie event’ with the manicures and pedicures, but getting a free massage on the last day of class would be nice,” said Chris Draper, a sophomore entrepreneurial management and e-business major.

The maniwwcures and pedicures will include foot and hand massages, it will also include a free nail painting, which will be provided by Nail Creations, from Overton Ridge, Settle said.

“My nails look so bad right now because I don’t have any time to get them done, so I am very excited about Spa Day coming up,” said Meghan Leal, sophomore graphic design major.

Spa Day will also include free finger foods such as sandwiches, drinks and cheese and cracker plates.

“We wanted to go with the relaxing and healthy theme but to add a little fun there will also be a chocolate fountain with all the fruits to dip,” Settle said.

It’s a totally different event from the Finals Bash, which is this Friday, but it should be really fun, Wolfe said.

“It’s the last day of classes with free massages, what could be better,” Settle said.