spaaaaaaaaah day

So, back in October, the husband got me a spa package for my birthday.  What with the holidays and life and everything, I wasn’t able to schedule it till today.  Never having gone to the spa except for the ever-so-practical hair removal (threading is the way to go for brows, ladies) and occasional pedicure, I wasn’t quite sure what to think of a completely induldgent spa visit.

It.  was.  wonderful.

Three hours of massage, body scrub and facial later, all I have to say is why have I never done it before?  And whoever invented the hot-towel-on-the-body technique was a geeeeenius.  Totally deserves a Nobel ahhhhhh Prize.  I am so getting one of those hot towel microwave things.

Now, I have to admit I was a little wary at first.  I read all about ‘what to expect at the spa’ online, so I knew there would be disrobing involved.  I got that I needed to be disrobed for a massage and body scrub, but for a facial?  Really, you need to not have pants on for a facial?  Isn’t that sort of the opposite side of the body from your face?

It wasn’t nearly as awkward as I had expected.  The masseuse and body scrubber were experts at keepin-the-bits-covered.  They had a multitude of towels at their disposal to flip and fold whichever way was necessary so as to keep those things we call ‘private’, well, private.

And it seems that a facial also includes a foot massage.  Hence the need for no pants.  As well as a shoulder and arm massage.  Hence the need for no top.  And tons of hot towels.  Aaahhhhhh.

And now I think it’s time for a nap.  Right after some chocolate-dipped strawberries …

3 replies on “spaaaaaaaaah day”

I have a spa certificate that Matt got me last year for Valentine’s (or maybe it was anniversary…can’t remember)–I haven’t used mine, either. Where did you go?

Amenity Day Spa in Ashburn – I have no idea how it rates against other places, as I have only been there – but it seemed nice enough to me. 🙂 Oh, and you should check the expiration date on your cert – mine expired after a year, so you may be cuttin’ it close …

Yeah, I need to dig it up…I have no idea where it is, but it is floating around the house somewhere. I learned on Jeopardy the other night that $80B worth of gift cards are bought a year, and $8B go unredeemed. No wonder stores encourage you to buy gift cards for your loved ones.

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