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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Massages for me, too. They just feel so gooooood!
Hot stone massage! So relaxing…
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.
Body wraps and Oils Massages!
Recently I’ve Bern splurging on facials but before that it was massages. Computer work really cramps my shoulders
Never been to one
I don’t go to actual spas but my favorite at-home indulgence is Korean sheet masks. Soooo relaxing. My favorites are the honey ones.
I love a good spa pedicure and facial. I have yet to indulge in a massage, probably because of my weight.
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.
Don’t know, never had one. lol But the services in my area are more expensive than say in the GTA as well. I think for most people in Canada it feels like you’re throwing your money away.
Although our minimum wage rate are the same compared to the US we pay about 15%-40% more on everything. 😉
This is so true! I was born and raised in Canada and have lived in England and now the U.S. and wonder how i survived in Canada.
I’m a total massage junkie!!
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. 🙂
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.
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.
For the past year I’ve been getting IPL treatments for my rosacea, but I like facials too.
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!
@temptalia have you thought about getting a standing desk for your computer? I’ve requested one for work. I think it may help with the tension/ hunching!
I hate standing (not to say it isn’t better for you from a research standpoint, lol!), though I don’t know if it would be better for me, because I stand very unevenly (I swear it’s the hips, haha). My husband has done some standing/sitting, but he hasn’t yet committed to standing.
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!
A Thai massage, for sure! Followed by a mani-pedi
I can only pick one? I usually do the massage / facial combo. I guess I’d pick the massage, it’s so relaxing.
Massages. You can do so many of the other treatments on yourself (facials, etc.) but I will splurge for a good massage any day.
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.
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.
Deep cleaning facial every 3 months. My skin needs it
Massages. My partner’s been having some work stress so we’re getting them twice a week and it’s awesome.
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.
I do an at home body scrub and facial using Natio products – they are Australian made, cruelty free and suit even the most sensitive skins. They are fantastic and I always feel good afterwards.
I love getting a Hydrafacial! The results last a lot longer than a standard facial!
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!
I’m a fool for a massage as well! I’m going to get one today as a matter of fact!
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 🙂