What's your favorite spa treatment to indulge in?

What’s your favorite spa treatment to indulge in? Share!

Of all the beauty things I splurge on, it’s probably regular massages (I have a nasty habit of crunching my shoulders pretty much all day long–whenever I’m sitting and focused at my desk). I love facials but very rarely get them.

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Rachel R. Avatar

Well, I’ve never been to an actual spa. I really like getting warm stone spa pedicures at the nail salon, sea salt soak, massage, the whole nine yards.

Renee Avatar

I hear you. Indulge anyways. Most of them have seen a lot and they go into it knowing what they will see. additionally good ones are really good at keeping only what they need to work on exposed so you don’t feel so vulnerable. it’s only awkward for the first 5 minutes. then it gets ok. I really recommend you try it. If you are overweight (as I am very much so) you could probably use one as that extra weight adds a lot of tension and pressure.

Heather F. Avatar

I hate having strangers touch me, so facials/massages/etc always leave me more stressed than when I came in!

I do like at-home massages, though. 🙂

Pearl Avatar

Makeovers! Not really a spa treatment, I know, but I did the whole scheduled beauty regimen thing and grew to hate it.

I had it all down pat – I’d buy a set of facials (because they’d often give me a discount if I bought a package), get my brows done every 3 weeks, a gel mani every 2 weeks and a regular pedicure every 4 weeks. I did that for about a year and a half and I grew to hate it. Facials were no longer a treat, it was a have-to at the end of a very long, busy day or week and it was not relaxing at all. I shifted to weekends for the facials but all I wanted to do was sleep in so morning appointments were out. I tried mid-afternoon but that cut into pajama computer time and I didn’t really feel like getting a facial around 4 or 5 on a Saturday. I’ve gone back to just scheduling them when I remember or on an as needed basis, and have gotten quite a few masks and peels and such so that I can do at-home facials. On any given night, I can do a mask or scrub in my pajamas while I’m futzing around the house or watching a show and when I’m ready to go to bed, top it off with a nighttime moisturizer. MUCH more relaxing.

I still do brows on a scheduled basis because it’s just an in and out – I used to go to the facial lady for everything and save for the mani and pedi, she’d have me lay down for the brows and it felt like it still took 45 minutes. I started going to Benefit brow bar and LOVED it because you just go and sit. I became friends with the woman who did my brows and she’s since moved on to her own co-op salon but it’s the same set up (the sitting) and she’s much more flexible with appointments.

Manis and pedis I do “on a whim” or when my toes look officially busted because I like it to feel like a treat instead of a scheduled, have-to thing.

I think also, at least for me, makeovers feel like a treat because I’m getting older. The facials, brows, manis and pedis are maintenance at this point but a makeover makes me feel so glamorous and ‘renewed’ like a spa treatment would.

Diana Avatar

Massages! I have stress issues and horrible posture haha
I’ve never gotten a facial…they kind of freak me out. The idea of someone using completely new (to me) products on my very very very (VERY!) sensitive skin scares me. Like I can just imagine the rash and breakout that’s going to follow that facial. Instead I opt to pamper myself with sheet masks I like.

Meghan Avatar

I go for massages about every 3-4 weeks! I can’t go without. I work at a desk all day and carry stress/ tension in my back. I’m also fairly active & run/ play basketball. I have the best massage therapist ever!

Meghan Avatar

When I get mine I’m definitely going to have to practice standing and start with short periods of time/ work my way up! Haha, I know what you mean, it’s all in the hips, I’m the same way!

MizLottie Avatar

I’m lucky to live in the San Gabriel Valley part of Los Angeles County and there are tons of very inexpensive Asian massage places so I usually indulge every week or so. The other thing I like is getting a Korean scrub, not relaxing or indulgent but your skin is like a baby’s afterward. I got at least once a year for that.

P-FAB Avatar

GIRL! I FEEL YA, I grew up in el monte and I love Monterey Park and Arcadia for massages/cheap mani-pedis. So many places, so little time. =] Plus great food.

Janie Avatar

Heh, I need to get back to massages once or twice a month. Same reason as you guys – crunched shoulders from computer and desk work. I even hunch when working at the drawing board. Though a regular chi qong workout in the morning helps with that.

I’m hesitant to do facials since my skin is sensitive and I live in a town where spa tech is behind the curve. I do an oatmeal and yogurt mask that I make at home.

My stylist also has a sea kelp scalp treatment I do from time to time. Ten minutes of just blissing out in a chair.

Becky Avatar

Facials for sure, and I’m an esthetician! But dealing with other people’s skin all day, I totally neglect my own. I see my girl once a month and it makes a world of difference. Being in my industry, my skin has to be perfect or no one will take me seriously!

Valerie Avatar

I definitely have to go with a full body massage and especially around the 80min or more mark. It’s just sooooo relaxing <3 And then staying in the steam room and sauna 🙂

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