I am not going anywhere this Summer for vacation just like so many of you. It just isn’t in our family’s budget to take a Summer vacation. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a mini Staycation! Why not include a little “me time” in that Summer Staycation with Massage Envy Spa?
If you look up at my header there are days that I feel like that. It’s getting a little better now that Drama and Diva are older but I swear FB is like four toddlers rolled into one! When Massage Envy Spa asked me to do a review of their Kenword location actually did a dance through my living room stepping over children scattered across the floor and high fiving Mr. Messy! I thought about being in my own little world with no “mama…mommy…mom!” coming every two minutes and “Honey, do you think this (insert fruit or vegetable) is bad (sniff sniff)?” Just some totally stranger, a dark room, some wonderful soft music and me…naked. What…Wait?!?
Oh, then the dread set in. I’m going to be in a room with some stranger rubbing all over me. No No No…can I take this back. Honestly that went through my brain for all of .5 seconds and then I had happy thoughts again. The good news for those of you that don’t move on to happier thoughts right away is that Massage Envy Spa’s staff takes every precaution to make sure YOU are at your most relaxed state. They can’t do that if you are afraid a massage therapist is going to be touching your feet or some other part of your body that you aren’t comfortable about. They make sure you feel at ease and understand this is a unique experience for everyone.
I originally thought that my massage would just be relaxation. I explained that I am a pretty open person and my main concerns are stress and the pain I carry in my shoulders, back and hips from caring for these three beautiful girls day in and day out. I wasn’t expecting a Deep Tissue Massage since I associate that with athletes and I am no athlete. I am just your average Super Mom (ha ha – not in a million years!).
So, when the massage therapist started stumbling across knot after knot in my neck, shoulders and back I was shocked. Not to mention totally weirded (is that a word) out by what it felt like to me when she found them, because when she found them I found them! She worked on them until I could no longer feel the tension there that I didn’t even realize was there before. It was still relaxing but I certainly did NEED a Deep Tissue Massage, we moms work hard EVERY single day and we don’t even realize it. She recommends that I come back ever 5 weeks or so. I am curious to see what would happen if I did and I might. I’m sure after a few months of this I will feel better than ever.
I felt great after the massage that’s for sure. The next two days though were rough to avoid this you should drink lots and lots of fluids! I should be doing this anyway but neglected to do so this time. My massage therapist informed me that I needed to drink lots of fluids but I have to admit, I totally slacked on that. You live and learn, right? Next time I will be sure to hydrate! After those first two days I did feel great! I wonder how it will feel after going for six months in a row?
Did you know that Massage Envy Spa doesn’t just do massages? I didn’t before I was approached by them for a review. They also have customized facials too! Woo Hoo! I was totally being pampered for this staycation. I should do staycations more often. I mean, instead of shelling out money for a hotel, I can be getting pampered!
So, the Facial was amazing too! I was asked about the problems I have with my skin. She looked at my skin with a very powerful light to see what underlying surface issues I was having that I didn’t even know about. She recommended specific products for the facial because of issues I was having. I knew about these problems but she knew how to correct them. She didn’t try to up-sell me a lot of products either. She did recommend that i use a moisturizer with a sunscreen and suggested one they carry but that was because I don’t put use one every day. I do use sunscreen when I’m going in the sun but for the most part I don’t go in the sun. I don’t think she would have recommended it if I hadn’t told her that. She is right though, I need to start using one every single day that I leave my house.
I think if you are planning on staying home this Summer like me, try to take some time for yourself. Visit Massage Envy Spa, they have a great introductory price. You can get a 1 hour massage for only $49.99 or a 1 hour facial for just $59.99. Both are an excellent price to enjoy some me time for your staycation or whenever you can steal some time away for yourself.
Mr. Messy suffers from Degenerative Disc Disease and I asked specifically about if this was a good service for someone with this condition. The manager I spoke to said that it is a great service for someone who suffers from Degenerative Disc Disease but you want to be sure to inform the staff of this as they have massage therapist who specialize in this field.
On September 17th, 2014 Massage Envy teams up with The Arthritis Foundation to host the fourth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis. Massage Envy Spa will donate $10 from every 1 hour massage. Their goal is to donate $1600 from each Massage Envy Spa across the nation.
Also, tipping is something is accepting in the massage field just like other service fields. Please don’t plan a trip without being informed of this like I was. If you aren’t sure what’s the average amount if you are satisfied with your service asked the front desk, they were so helpful with everything! I’m pretty sure I’ll be back and I’m better informed for the next visit!
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