This is a Sponsored Post from Massage Envy-Macedonia, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!
On August 1st I did the best thing EVER for myself and that was sneak away from work for a half-day and head to the spa! August is a VERY busy month for my family! From getting my children prepared to go back to school, I work in Higher Education and this time of year is absolutely CRAZY!!! I’m the coordinator for the program for high school students taking college courses! Once teachers and guidance counselors come back from their break, they sent us all of their information to get their students registered for classes. So it has been crazy, to say the least!
Sneaking away to the spa was just what I needed, that I didn’t realize I NEEDED!!!
Massage Envy is located in the Macedonia Commons, in Macedonia, OH! Its located off to the side of a busy shopping plaza! However, once I stepped foot in the door there was a calm that immediately came over me! I was a little nervous because I’ve never been to Massage Envy, but I immediately felt welcomed when I walked in.
Initially, I spoke with the owner (Kevin Flynn) about my visit, and I even had a chance to meet him during my visit! He’s was very nice and his establishment is amazing (and he’s a die-hard Browns fan, so you know he’s good in my book)! He connected me with his Business Manager Dawn, and she was absolutely amazing! She scheduled my appointments and gave me a tour, and what she didn’t know is how she calmed me down (I was super nervous, I’ve never been to a spa by myself I usually go with friends)!
When I arrived I sat in the lobby and completed a questionnaire on what services I was looking to have. I was scheduled to have a 60 Minute Massage with Josh and 60 Minute Facial with Kloe. The questionnaire basically asked me my current skincare routines, what problem areas I was having, what areas I wanted my message to focus on, and what if any enhancements I wanted with my massage and facial.
There was a full wall of skincare items that you could purchase, and one part of the wall was nothing but essential oils.
What I loved is that when you walked to the back of the Spa there was an ambiance of low lights, and calming music playing (it was more like calming sounds). There was a small waiting area before you were taken back into the private rooms.
Once in the private rooms, you got undressed and put your items inside an ottoman in the room. I loved that you kept your belongings with you. My Massage Therapist was Josh, and he did an amazing job! I requested medium pressure, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I felt myself drift off to sleep during the service. I didn’t want to move when he was finished, I wanted to stay on the table and sleep!
After the massage, I moved to the facial room with Kloe, and she was awesome! She immediately got to work on my face, even took care of a pimple that popped up! She cleaned my face, and during the procedure, she gave me tips on how to better take care of my skin! It was the perfect mix of relaxation on skincare education! I have already implemented some of the tips that she gave me!
As a mom, it can be very hard to get away to practice self-care, but I recommend that you do it even if you have to take a day off work to do it while your children are in school! I told my husband where I was going, but I never mentioned it in front of my children…why, because I knew if I said I was getting off work early one of them would’ve needed me for SOMETHING!
Today, I’m advocating for taking time for yourself! Especially women! We go so hard for everyone in our lives, and it doesn’t matter if you have children or not, or if you’re married or not…make yourself a priority and focus on YOU! Message Envy gave me a chance to connect with myself and realize the importance of taking care of myself. When I left I jumped right back into “Mommying” I left there and went to Akron for my daughters’ speech therapy session. And as I sat in the waiting room waiting for her I said that I need to absolutely make time for myself, to pamper myself, or just do whatever it is that I need to do for myself!
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