Shippensburg University students gathered in the Ceddia Union Building Multipurpose Room (MPR) for a night filled with relaxation at spa night on Thursday.
The Activities Program Board (APB) hosted its third spa night this year. Students could choose to get a massage, create a do-it-yourself bath bomb or exfoliate with a face mask.
Students lined up to dip marshmallows into the chocolate fountain while listening to soothing R&B hits.
With a moderate turn out, students took advantage of the event to relieve themselves from the stress of returning to campus after spring break.
“I wanted to get out of my room and get relaxation. I’m a student athlete and I wanted to get a massage really bad,” freshman Lauren Pettis said. “I got one and I felt great.”
Spa night is one of the events APB creates for students to enjoy new experiences. The board is developing ideas on what events to bring on campus and what students would enjoy most.
“When you go to a real spa it’s really expensive. [APB] brings the spa feel for students to relax without having to pay all that money,” APB staff member Emily Solalinde said.
Like many other students, freshman Tyler Hill came to the event to take a break from his studies and stood in line with friends to get a massage.
“[Spa night] is very beneficial for students. Not too many schools have funding to do fun stuff. It’s very different and original,” Hill said.
For future spa nights, APB is planning on expanding the activities to fit the spa aesthetic, such as getting couches to make students more comfortable.
“[Spa night] is fun. You get to do things that you probably didn’t try back at home and I’ve never been to a spa night before, so it’s a great experience,” Pettis said.