Last year, I was all about getting Project Me off the ground, the realization that I need more time for just ‘me’. Every obligation that I have tends to consume my waking hours, family, work, school, errands, chores, the kids’ sports, and more. I set aside some time once a week for myself, but since then, life has gotten in the way.
The stress is real, y’all! I had fallen off the ‘Project Me’ wagon, the time I have for myself is very far, few and in between now. Last week, I decided that I would try to make it work again. I had my husband grab take out food and tend to the kids for an extra hour or two while I visited a local wellness spa: Massage Heights. I am soooo in need of a retreat! We all know the benefits of massage, so I thought a trial run for a little stress relief would be nice.
Massage Heights offers custom massages, including your choice of swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, and reflexology, to name a few. Some locations are now offering body + face retreats in addition to massages. They have a recent partnership with Dermalogica, which also allows them to offer affordable facials by licensed aestheticians, too. They specialize in anti-aging, clear skin and skin brightening facials. You can add a variety of elevations to any service, including hot stones, aromatherapy, and foot scrubs to enhance your experience.
Upon arrival, I was greeted by friendly staff. The atmosphere was bright, modern and clean, and there was a slight aromatherapy scent in the air. As a first timer, they gave me an overview of the facility and had me fill out a short customer profile to learn about me, my skin and body problems, and to ensure overall safety. The rooms was very soothing and in pristine shape.
I received a custom facial, which was tailored to the needs of my skin. My aesthetician did a great job and was very sensitive to ask me about specifics of my skin. The treatment included a professional double cleanse, exfoliation, extractions, masque, toner and skin protection. I walked out of that room with a fresh, clean feeling, my skin was looking radiant, too!
Want to know what made me try out Massage Heights? Well, I was alerted to their budget-friendly services and had to give them a shot. This is no hole in the wall establishment, I have had my fair share of walk in massage nightmares. Massage therapy can be quite pricey, but finding a place that offers 5-star massages and facials for only $49 to start? SOLD. Once you’ve experienced the service, you have the option of becoming a member. This brings an unbelievable opportunity to get regular massages at an amazing rate.
I really hope to get a massage next time, sometimes I feel like I owe it to myself for the work I put in every day. If you are in the market for massage therapy, I highly recommend Massage Heights. You can check them out on Facebook and follow along with them on Twitter for fun wellness updates. There are 3 locations in the San Diego area, but can be found across the United States in most major cities. Find the Massage Heights location that is closest to you here. Take a quick look, and if you see a spa in your area, you’ll love what I am going to tell you next…
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Disclosure: I received a gift card for a facial courtesy of Massage Heights to review the service. All opinions are my own.