Love is in the air this month, and the newly opened Wellness Barn at the four-diamond boutique Farmhouse Inn (Sonoma County, CA) is debuting a new love-themed treatment just in time for Valentine’s Day. The Love Languages experience ($400 per person, 90 minutes with the option to add on a 30-minute Sandalwood Rose Milk Bath for $125), inspired by the work of Gary Chapman, Ph.D., focuses on strengthening the connection between romantic partners, friends, and even yourself. This treatment, brought to life by new spa and wellness director Irisha Steele, is just one of the ways the Wellness Barn is bringing holistic healing to the Russian River Valley.
The treatment is based on the love languages that we use to express and receive love: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. The folks at the Farmhouse Inn have also added a sixth love language, recognizing food and wine as another.
Before the treatments, guests take the Wellness Barn quiz to determine their individual love language. The results are then exchanged, and the therapists incorporate the love language into a bespoke side-by-side full-body massage. Adding to the ambiance, the treatment takes place in the candlelit couples suite.
The love languages are brought to life in the following ways:
- Physical touch: facial, head, and scalp massage
- Words of affirmation: singing bowls and sound therapy
- Acts of service: a foot scrub and wrap
- Receiving gifts: a takeaway token of love from The Wellness Barn
- Quality time: addition of warm basalt stones to the massage
- Food and wine: a special post-service culinary treat
Offering a range of holistic experiences, the Wellness Barn sets the stage for romance and a memorable wine country retreat at the Farmhouse Inn.
For more on the Wellness Barn, check out our piece on its debut.