Last night after work I headed over to Massage Envy for a massage and facial. I was invited by Massage Envy to take part in their Summer Glow Skincare Event and I was beyond grateful. I have a lot going on right now and know how important it is invest in my own wellness and self care. Their invitation was quite the treat!
I first went to Massage Envy a few years ago with Neal when I was pregnant with Magnolia and was really excited to visit their new location in Gaithersburg (Downtown Crown). I love getting massages, whether a Swedish or deep tissue massage, but last night was my first time ever getting a facial. I couldn’t wait!
After arriving at Downtown Crown, I headed over to Voniks for a cold pressed juice and then walked over to Massage Envy.
When I first arrived I checked in at the front desk, filled out a few questionnaires, and then was escorted to their relaxation room until my massage started (side note – did you know they’re open until 10PM Monday-Friday?) . The room was really peaceful, but as I sat their on my phone, answering work e-mails, I realized just how badly I needed to unplug and to relax. I put away my phone and just sat in quiet until my masseuse arrived.
My time at Massage Envy started with a massage and then transitioned to the facial. My massage was A-MAZING! Honestly, it was the best deep tissue massage I’ve ever had (Thank you Jorge!). I went back and forth on which massage to get, but I’ve been battling a few nagging injuries at OrangeTheory and thought a deep tissue massage would help. I asked Jorge for a firm pressure and to focus on my IT band, calves, and lower back. It was such a great massage!
After my massage, an esthetician came into my room for the facial. I told her it was my first time getting a facial and I think she about fell out of her chair, which was funny. The esthetician was wonderful about educating me through the process and I definitely left feeling like I’ve got to take better care of my skin.
Prior to last night, this was the extent of my skin care…
-washing my face in the shower or after a workout
-applying moisturizer in the morning
-using makeup remover wipes to remove makeup when I wear it
I don’t own foundation, wear sunscreen on my face every day, wash my face every morning and every night, or exfoliate. Again, my esthetician was amazing, but I definitely left Massage Envy feeling like I need to take better care of my skin. She talked to me a lot about the redness in my face, how my skin revealed how dehydrated I was (which surprised me because I drink a ton of water every day), and how many blackheads I had (yuck).
Last night and this morning I definitely took the time to care for my skin. It only added a few minutes to my routine and was well worth the time and investment!
One thing I love about Massage Envy is that you can sign up for a membership! All first time clients get their services for the member rate, but then you’ll pay the non-member rate without a membership after your first visit. The membership is $69.99 a month and provides you credit for one 60 minute service (massage or facial) a month. The cool thing is that the credits rollover, so you could pay $69.99 a month and go every other month for two services for example. You can also upgrade services and just pay the member difference.
Neal and I are actively talking about signing up for a membership, especially because you can cancel any time. It might be nice, even if just for the next few months, to get a massage or facial once a month. The older I get the more I realize how important it is to invest in my own self care and getting spa treatments is one way I can do that. This definitely isn’t something I can do long term, at least not at this point in our lives, but I think it’d be a fun treat these next few months while things are unsettled.
My time at Massage Envy was wonderful and I look forward to visiting them again. In the mean time, I hope to invest more in my daily skin care and to take the time to pamper myself.
Have you ever gotten a facial? Do you go to a spa as a way to pamper yourself?