Friday, June 26, 2009

Greenleaf Day Spa - A Birthday Treat!

A spa gift certificate from Greenleaf Day Spa ... $345
A drop-in day at day care ... $30
Spending three hours of your birthday in a fluffy white robe being pampered ... priceless
Today, I got to spend three hours of my birthday at Greenleaf Day Spa. It was beyond fabulous... Saunders and Katie Anne gave me the "Take the Day Off" spa package for Mother's Day, which included a one hour massage, a one hour facial, a body polish, and a hand and foot treatment. I used the massage and facial earlier in the summer, and I thought I'd schedule the polish and hand/foot treatments for today as a birthday treat.
First, I had the Body Polish with Papaya Salt Scrub. This was in-freaking-credible. I'd never had this done before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It's just like a massage, but with incredible exfoliation benefits to boot! First, I got a full body rub down with the salt and papaya mixture, which smells wonderful. Then, I got all wrapped up in a fluffy robe and slippers and walked down to the bathroom, which the technician had a hot and steamy shower going. I washed all the salt mixture off, and then it was back to the massage room for a thirty-minute massage with moisturizers. My skin feels incredibly soft and smooth! I would highly recommend it, and I think I'd rather have this than a regular massage simply because it is kind of like getting two services for the price of one. (Modest mouse, beware... this is a fully in-the-buff experience.)

After the body polish, I moved to another room for the hand and foot treatment. I got to lay back and relax with a lavender eye mask over my eyes while my hands and feet were exfoliated, masked, wrapped in warm towels to soften, moisturized, and massaged. What a fabulous way to spend a few hours of your life! It was just total relaxation - no distractions, no chores, no to-do list... just soft music, low lights, and someone rubbing my feet. Fabulous! This would be a great treatment to try if you're a little nervous about the whole spa thing... they've got the "Shy Package", which includes the hand and foot treatments for $100 on their website.

The thing I love about Greenleaf is that the think of all the details ... low lights, natural paint colors, "spa voices" (aka quiet talking), instrumental music ... cool air conditioning, warm blankets, cold ice water in little glasses ... fluffy soft robes, steamy towels straight out of the towel warmer, hot showers with loofahs and organic body wash. You put all your clothes and things in a basket, and they move them room-to-room for you, so you don't even have to think about anything. No one talks during your services. It is totally calm and peaceful, and it is such a nice break from all the white noise that's constantly "on" during every other day.

I think this is the best Mother's Day gift Saunders and Katie Anne have given me. I loved my family necklace from my first Mother's Day with a diamond for me, one for Saunders, and a pink sapphire for Katie Anne. I can't wait to add more sapphires as we have kids. I love the perfume from last year - it smells wonderful, and I've almost used all of it in just a year. However, I have to say the spa day is the best because it is so hard for me to really relax and just be still, and this really helps me to do it. I feel so refreshed, and I highly recommend it!


cindy glawson said...

Sounds fantastic! What a thoughtful son-in-law I have!

Carrie Beth said...

I'm so jealous. Sounds like a wonderful day!