New West Needs Great Service Businesses Too! Limina Spa

When I first moved to New Westminster, in September 2011, all the talk was about how New Westminster needed some new business that weren’t Dollar Stores, Car Repair shops and Bridal Boutiques. Since then, a lot of great new businesses have come to New West- bringing more quality products and services.

Often the talk about the quality of the businesses revolves around restaurants and retail establishments. But New Westminster needs more then great restaurants. Susan, owner of Limina Spa, believes it’s time for New Westminster residents to have access to high quality spa services without having to travel into Vancouver. Susan is eager to get the word out about her spa and the quality services and experience it provides. Recently, she invited Jen Arbo and myself to come and experience her spa first hand.

When talking with Susan it is clear that she loves the community here in New West and is passionate about her business. Since she opened in about a year and half a go at the Shops at New West Station, she has seen a fair amount of construction outside her door- something she worries may be impacting potential customers from discovering her Spa. But she believes strongly she has something unique to offer New Westminster.

I was excited to try out Limina Spa—it has been a while since I had gone for a massage. For me, going to a spa is about the whole experience- not just the service itself. I love the calming music, sense of peace, smell of subtle natural essential oils. I like to go somewhere that has a great atmosphere and has clearly thought about the details.

Limina Spa did not disappoint. The hot stone massage I had was amazing- one of the best massages I have had—and I have visited top spa’s in both Vancouver and Calgary.  Susan explained to me that many places just place the hot stones to warm up the skin and increase circulation- they do it a bit differently- they actually use the stones in the massage itself.

Jen said “The facial I had at Limina Spa was seriously the best facial I have ever had, and I am a spa junkie and have had a lot of facials. It was relaxing, all encompassing, and I felt completely taken care of during the facial. It was customized to me personally, and I walked out of there positively glowing.”

I noticed while I was in the spa that they had been named by the New West News Leader as a finalist of one of the best places to get a facial in New Westminster in 2012- so obviously Jen is one among many who feel that way. Their pedicure lounge is lovely and would be great to book for a pedicure party for a bridal shower, birthday party or other celebration.

The prices Limina Spa charges are higher then other places to get similar services in New West, but are very much in line with prices elsewhere in the Lower Mainland. To offset it they offer an Elite Membership ($29/yr) which gets you about 10-15% off the regular price of spa services. Each month, members are also offered a special at a further discounted rate— March’s special combines a full body exfoliation with a massage for maximum pampering.

Overall, Limina Spa is the type of business I want to support: local, run by a dedicated small business owner and offering quality to New Westminster.

Limina Spa

263-800 Carnarvon Street
The Plaza at New West Station

Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 11am-7pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday By Appointments

(604) 525-0805

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Disclosure: Jen and I received spa services at no charge as a part of Limina’s invitation (facial, hot stone massage, pedicures, and underarm waxing). We were not asked to write this article. All opinions expressed are our own. 

4 Replies to “New West Needs Great Service Businesses Too! Limina Spa”

  1. My hyperbole poem about New West Station does not include the spa! Perhaps I will correct that. I plan to read this poem at Century House as part of the Spoken Word program. The Gala (featuring five art forms) will be on April 17th. All welcome. The Youth Assistant taught me to write in this style.

    Pedicures – I love bright orange polish. I have a pedicure once or twice a year whether I need it or not. Often I say that I am 'not a spa girl'. (Don't like to sit long for hair care.) Sometimes I wonder if I 'owe it to the world' to have a facial – if it is a moral decision. Oh there may be another poem here…

    Come to Poetic Justice 3-5 Heritage Grill Backroom most Sundays. (Not holiday weekends, not July & August – visit our 'sister' event, Poetry in the Park, over the summer. At PIP, you can show off your pedicures.) This Sunday, March 10, we will feature three Caitlin Press poets, all from out-of-town, all new to PJ. for names & bios

    Thank you for a favourite NW 'publication'.

  2. Did you go to Ava for your facial? She is amazing. One other note about the spa — they did a great job of soundproofing; I couldn't hear the train at all when I went there.

    1. I agree, Andra! I just wish I had the income/time that I used to have before I became a mom, so that I could get Lumina manicures more often.

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