But when I got the opportunity to try a spa treatment to preview National Spa Week? Well, you could say I jumped at the chance. My mom happened to be in town, so I was able to sneak away from both kiddos to get my relaxation on. And I don’t know if it’s just because I’ve had so little me time since kiddo No. 2 came along or if facials are usually this amazing, but I was SOLD on this pampering experience.
For my treatment, I went to Magic Hands Skin & Body in Westfield, N.J. The owner, Lora, was fabulous and walked me through every step of my 55-minute anti-aging and deep cleansing facial, explaining what all of the products and techniques would do for my skin.
Just like during a massage, you strip down to your comfort level before climbing onto the table.If you’re a facial newbie, take my advice and strip down to your skivvies. You get a good neck and shoulder massage during the treatment. And while your lower bod doesn’t get the royal treatment, you may get warm under the covers.
If you’re used to getting hour-long massages, it might seem a little crazy to spend about an hour just on your face. But it is really so enjoyable and relaxing. I can’t remember the details of all of the yummy-smelling creams and masks and goops that landed on my face—I was so blissed out my brain took a break. There were hot towels, a million fingers dancing on my face and sponges to wipe off the old before moving onto the new. All I know is that Lora got the bad stuff out of my pores and infused the good stuff in. There was even a fancy ultrasound treatment to help products penetrate my skin.
I left the salon feeling like a million bucks. I felt rested and rejuvenated, and with little sleep lately, that’s saying a lot. I also wasn’t aware my skin could even feel so soft. I made both my hubby and my mom feel it. “Touch my face!” My mom even commented that I looked refreshed.
Whether you want to try a new treatment you’ve never done before or you are a spa junkie and want a cheaper fix, check out the spas in your area that are participating in National Spa Week. From April 16-22, you can get select treatments for just $50. Just visit the Spa Week site, find a spa near you and call to schedule an appointment. Better yet, if you’re in New Jersey, just go right to Lora. She’s fabulous and also just moved to a dedicated location. I’m seriously dying to have her do my eyelashes for me…
Are you a facial junkie? A mani maniac? What spa treatment should I do next? —Erin