I got pampered this weekend and I’m feeling good and relaxed. I found out at the end of last week that through Sunday the 20th, it’s Spa week and Red Door Spa in our area was participating in it. I got really excited and didn’t want to miss this opportunity, so I quickly called and made an appointment for 2 services. Red Door Spa was offering 4 items with special spa week pricing, which were spa pedicure, spa manicure, facial, and stress melter body treatment for $50 each. I initially wanted the facial and the pedicure, but they had open spots on different days. I just wanted to book both on a same day, so I changed my service to the stress melter body treatment and the spa pedicure.
So I got there on Saturday at noon. They greeted me and took me on a tour and I changed into a very fluffy and soft robe. I started with the body treatment. I had massages done before, but never any body treatment. The description included body wrap and dry scrub. I didn’t know how pleasant or relaxing it would be. The therapist(?) dry scrubbed me with scrub gloves on and oiled me up with a nice scented body oil in a massage style. Then he wrapped me up in a foil looking thingy with warm towels covering my feet and my neck. Then he proceeded to give me a scalp massage. I must say it was quite lovely. But he left me to bake in the wrap for another 20 minutes. I thought it was a little too long for my taste. I don’t know if it was the oil or my sweat dripping on my back, but towards the end, it was getting a little too hot. When he unwrapped me, he gave me another quick rub and I was out. It really was a stress melter. When I checked out the regular price online, it was $255.00. The body treatment was really good, but not that good in my opinion, so $50.00 was just perfect.
Then onto my spa pedicure. The technician gave me a foot massage and took time and care to do my nails. I was offered all kinds of drinks. I think throughout my time there, I had 3 or 4 drinks. Everyone was pleasant and they didn’t treat me any different than other people who were getting the regular price items that were much more expensive than what I was paying that day. I walked out feeling like a million bucks even though I only paid $100 plus tip. Now, I know some of you might have been shouting at your computer screen whether I had a budget for this or I made an impulse buy hearing the word spa week. I wasn’t reckless with my money just because I found out about this deal. I used my $100.00 Red Door Spa gift card that I’ve been keeping for the past year. I got it for my birthday day last year, but other than pedicure and manure services, facial and massages were all well over $100.00. I didn’t want to end up spending another $100.00 to spend my birthday gift, so I was just holding it indefinitely. This was a perfect chance to use the card and get 2 services. Yippy~
For me, this was a great deal and I’m happy that I got this when I really needed it. Aside from the money issue, I needed some kind of stress reliever. I didn’t go on any vacation this year and the work environment hasn’t been really optimistic or encouraging lately. So to boost my morale and get through 2013 on a high note, this was really helpful and valuable for me personally. But I know everyone has different opinion and situation. How much do you think is too much for a spa service? Would you have taken advantage of this deal without the gift card like I had? I think if I didn’t have the gift card, I would’ve only gotten the body treatment or nothing. And I don’t think I would’ve been jumping to get on the phone to make an appointment either. But I did have a gift card and I’m so glad I did.
What do you do to relieve stress? Do you think it’s worth it to spend money on stress relieving activity?