When I received an email with an invitation to tour and experience the newly opened The Still Point at Haven on the Lake in Columbia, MD I was excited. Relaxing at a spa sounded like the perfect way to chill last Sunday afternoon.
Columbia is around a 30 minute drive outside of the city and Haven on the Lake is conveniently located near the mall and below a new Whole Foods. Yes, fresh food and drinks from Whole Foods are actually delivered to Haven on the Lake so you don't have to bring your own lunch!
Since it's nestled right in the middle of things, I was surprised at how relaxing and calm the environment was from the minute I walked in. There was something about the huge space, open layout, and their signature scent in the air that made me right at ease.
When you walk in The Still Point is on the left and the on the right are the studios and pool and therapy areas.
The Still Point offers a large selection of wellness services including acupuncture, massage, holistic skin care, body treatments, natural nail care, and nutrition coaching. The spa looked pristine and was well-staffed.
The first part of the afternoon was a tour of Haven on the Lake itself. It has a huge pool area which includes a hot tub, relaxation pool, cold plunge pool, sauna, and steam bath. All the areas looked stunning, and I was absolutely regretting not bringing my bathing suit to sneak in a dip!
Two of the most interesting things available are the tropical rain shower and the Crystal Salt Room. Apparently the Crystal Salt Room is used as alternative medicine for common ailments and skin conditions and is surprisingly the most-booked area at Haven on the Lake!
|Yes, I;m talking gorgeous pools like this.|
Haven on the Lake also offers meditation and relaxation lounges, childcare services and a plethora of Mind Body classes including barre, aqua pilates,and yoga.
I chose to try out the Yoga Wall class instead of the barre class. The studio literally is right on the lake and provides a beautiful, peaceful environment to practice in. .They even have an terrace for outside classes when the weather warms up.