In October, a friend bought me a spa package as a thank-you for all I had done for him and his family. Now, I don’t usually go to in for a facial, pedicure or massage, let along spend the whole day at a spa, but I was willing to give it a try. It just took me until now to find a day to devote to relaxing – and what better time than during the busy holiday season.
Here is the spa package description from the brochure.
Spa Heaven package
Always a good time for this! Our most sold and loved package! Everything in the Deluxe Version! We start with our 80 minute relaxing Swedish massage. Then experience our famous Deluxe Facial. Followed by the moisturizing, pampering Deluxe Pedicure. Choose between a Shellac or Deluxe manicure. Enjoy a delicious lunch.
So last Friday, I went for my day of pampering. I arrived a little before 9 am to sign some papers and pick out my lunch. I went with a Chopped BBQ Chicken salad. It was quite good.
My first stop was for the facial. I have done home ones but don’t recall ever having a professional one. The lady was very nice and walked me through everything. The deluxe facial included several masks and scrubs as well as steam and included treatment for both hands and feet. It was very relaxing.
Before coming, I had wondered what I would do during my five-hour spa treatment. I mean you are sitting there trying to relax but I am not used to doing that. My mind is always on overdrive – or so it seems. So during the treatments, I thought a little about a new job venture that I am considering (more on this in another blog if I go through with it) as well as my next books since the current one is almost ready for release. I was never bored and even got to read a little of the book I brought with me during the pedicure. But I am jumping ahead…
After the facial, I was escorted upstairs for my massage. I have had a few professional massages but only one other full-body massage. My neighbor who is a professional masseuse “paid” me for designing her business card with a 60-minute massage. I will say that this was nice but probably my least favorite treatment.
Then it was back into my street clothes and downstairs for lunch. (I had a wrap and a robe for the first two treatments.) Lunch was served in a private room. A bell was provided in case you need something or to alert them when you were done. Other than that, they left you alone to enjoy your food.
After lunch, it was time for the pedicure. After selecting my bright pink sparkly polish, I got to relax and read my book. Now I use to go out with some friends for pedicures so this treatment was something I was more familiar with. I decided to do the Shellac on my nails (verses the deluxe manicure). She said it would last at least four weeks verses the two weeks that you get with regular polish. I picked a sparkly gold color for the holidays. It is so pretty.
And that completed my day of pampering. It was nice, and I enjoyed it. But at the prices they charge, I am not sure I would do the whole package again if I had to pay for it myself. I could get away with just the deluxe facial – so relaxing!