The award winning Spa at Mandarin Oriental Boston will once again be offering its Marathon Boost treatment in honor of the 120th running of the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest annual marathon. Custom designed for runners, this one hour and twenty minute full body massage focuses on fatigued legs and feet while releasing muscle tension throughout the body.  Personalized techniques flush out lactic acid from sore limbs, while Mandarin Oriental’s signature Release massage oil made with cypress, eucalyptus, clary sage, juniper berry, frankincense, pine and jasmine melts away stress. And if that doesn’t grab you… to finish things off, a de-stress muscle gel made with warming rosemary, black pepper, lavender and ginger is applied to ease and relax overworked joints and muscles.


The only Forbes Five-Star awarded spa in Massachusetts, Spa at Mandarin provides an array of treatments that offer a complete holistic experience based on the union of modern techniques and Eastern traditional therapies.  Located in the heart of the Back Bay at 776 Boylston Street, Spa at Mandarin Oriental designs each of their treatments to “bring equilibrium to the mind, body and spirit.”

Marathon Boost is available for $200 on weekdays and $220 on weekends throughout the month of April. For reservations and additional information, please e-mail the spa, or call 617.535.8820.  Whether you’ve just earned your 26.2 or you’ve been cheering on your runner, step away from the outside world and step into the tranquil oasis of the Mandarin Boston’s 16,000 square-foot sanctuary.

Author Susan Currie is an Associate Editor at LA YOGA magazine. Her words and images have been featured in the Boston Globe, Elephant Journal, Yogi Times, the Tishman Review, the Huffington Post, Spirit of St. Bart’s and on the cover of the book Moving into Meditation (Shambala) by Anne Cushman. 

Susan is also the creator of the Daily Inhale and an RYT 200 registered yoga instructor. She unpacks her various professional experiences through the creative and yoga workshops she leads throughout the country. Her new book, GRACENOTES (Shanti Arts 2017), a blend of words and images, is now available in wide release.