5. February 2013 22:16
Throughout the past 4 years I have learned a lot about taking time for ME, but it wasn't until TODAY that I let myself be totally spoiled!! The Tampa Bay Bloggers were invited to a day of pampering at Healthy Being, Oasis of Wellness, a spa in St. Pete.
(Denise of RUNDMT, Crystal of Thrifty and Frugal Living, Raffi of Running Betty, Chrissy of Loving Life, Me, and Teresa of Making it All Work)
When we arrived we were welcomed with fresh strawberries and an iced green tea and each of us had an itinerary:
Oh yes, I was certainly going to enjoy this!
I started with a facial. I'm 41 years old and I have NEVER had a facial! It felt AMAZING!! Cindy did a great job and told me what nice skin I had.
After my facial I had ear SEEDS! Say what? EAR SEEDS?!?! Ear Seeds are a form of ear acupuncture. They are used for a variety of conditions though in my case we focused on shoulder pain and anxiety.
Here I am having one of the seeds placed. It hurt. It was supposed to hurt. Okay, not hurt hurt. But uncomfortable. Amazing how acupuncture works. When he touched a certain spot and it hurt, it let him know he was in the right place.
Now with the ear seeds, when I feel anxious, I am supposed to press on the seed to relieve the anxiety. My kids kept asking me to press it tonight.
Then I had a shoulder and neck massage. No pictures of that to share, I was too relaxed. But here is a pic of Becky the wonderful woman with the magic fingers!
Lastly, I had an amazing hot stone leg and foot massage. This was my favorite of all the treatments. It was so cool how Becky would touch a spot on my foot and I would feel it in my hip or shoulder. Amazing stuff.
They offer a wide variety of services, and I'm really excited to talk to my mom about the Lymphatic Drainage treatment that they offer. I spoke with a woman who visits the spa twice per week and her lymphedema is virtually GONE!! My mom is a breast cancer survivor but has severe lymphedema as a result of her cancer.
Healthy Being gave each of us a $25 gift certificate to give to one of our lucky readers!!
What do you have to do to win?? It's easy! I like to make things easy on you guys!
That's it!! I'll have Ronin pick a winner from all the comments on Sunday February 10th.)