Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Facial

For Christmas, my father paid for my Mom, Sis and I to spend the morning at a spa and then have lunch (on him). Score a big one for my dad!

I decided that I would be daring and try something new since I had just gotten a massage in California last month. (I know, I know, one can never have too many massages. But a massage, to me, is like a once-a-year ultimate treat.) So I booked a facial.

For some reason, I had this preconceived notion that I would be sitting upright in a dentist's chair, with bright lights shining down on me with the technician tsk-tsking under her breath while doing some major zit-popping. I guess that's why I never had a facial before.

Ummm....NO. It was NOTHING like that AT ALL. (Thankfully.)

It was serene. It was peaceful. It was relaxing. Although at the same time, not knowing what to expect puts you somewhat on edge. I think next time I go (and oh yes, there WILL be a next time) I will be more at ease. Especially during the "extraction" part. Which basically is the zit-popping I envisioned. Although gentler.

I got a scalp massage. I got my arms massaged with lotion while the mask (masque?) on my face was drying.

Heaven, I tell you. Heaven.

And my face? Smoooooooooth as a baby's bottom by the time the aesthetician was done.

So go book yourself a facial. You deserve it.


Allison said...

Aaahhhhh....good for you. I long for those type of presents. I had a massage once - about 4 years ago. I think it's about time for another one.

Patois42 said...

I ascribe to your pre-conceived notions. Can't seem to propel myself to find out the truth.

Clare said...

oh what a wonderful gift!! i am super jealous!! i am sick and definitely feeling in need of a massage myself:)

Jenni said...

I have only had a couple of facials...but they are divine! what a nice gift from your dad!

Chaotic Joy said...

Awesome. Good for you. I have always wanted to get a facial but have been a little wary. Glad to know it was wonderful. Happy New Year Sarah!

Shell in the City said...

I'm definitely due for one...I haven't had one in 2 years..thanks for the reminder!!


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