A day at the spa with Erica Rico

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HOUSTON, TX - There's a reason The Heights is one of the coolest neighborhoods in town. There are lots of cultural activities, history, bars and restaurants.   But there's also a place, right on the picturesque Heights Blvd., where you can relax alone or together with your other half.

Erica Rico, The New 93Q Country's DJ, has a delicious surprise for those willing to take a break, try a couples massage and create moments of intimacy.  It's the Petite Retreat, a spa where the new you can start afresh.

"Our treatment program starts off with a Jacuzzi for two and then goes into the 1-hour mud body detox wrap",  explains owner Crysti Mauve Sherwood.  "After that you receive a 1-hour couples massage, take a break, have lunch, sip on some champagne.  Then it's time for a 1-hour aroma therapy facial, and you finish off with a Japanese foot reflexology treatment."

Couples feel they're at a whole event just for themselves.  Better yet, husbands can also receive tutorials on how to break the barrier of the 5-minute massage without getting tired.  And then there's homework, which is also something to enjoy.

Clearly a day to remember, and a fantastic gift indeed.