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Monday, April 6, 2015

Muffins with Mom – A spa day

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Parenting is a job that can tire one out. You must make time to refresh, rejuvenate and renew your body, what better way than a visit to a spa? If you have never visited a spa of have not been for a long time, schedule a visit. It is very refreshing.
In addition to being refreshing, my recent visit to the spa was entertaining, because I was with my mom. I wanted to take her out for her birthday (two months ago) so we finally scheduled our spa date. The services we decided on were facials and foot massages.
As I stretched out in a relaxed position for my facial, soft music played in the dimly lit room. A warm towel was placed on my face and thus began my journey. The massage therapist asked a few questions about my skin as I lay in near silence. She told me the things she was applying, but other than that left me to my thoughts.
My mom and I met up in the small, slightly illuminated waiting area after our facial. We sipped water and talked as we waited for the foot massage. Mom said that while she enjoyed her facial, she didn’t fall asleep as I did. She was busy wondering why the therapist kept leaving the room and was it really her who reentered.
I told my mom, “That’s what happens when you watch the Lifetime Movie channel too much. Your mind is in that mystery realm.” After laughing at with her, I reassured my mom that the therapist was leaving the room to get items to prepare her mask. At least that’s what I was told and I survived.
Mom shared with me that her massage therapist said she had great skin. Then she leaned over and whispered to me, “I don’t even cleanse and moisturize.”
When it was time for our foot massage I went first, there as only one person available for this massage since we scheduled our appointments only a couple of day prior. Again, it was a relaxing massage where I didn’t do much talking. My mother said she would probably take a nap too.
While my mom was having her foot massage, I took a break from reading and went to the restroom. As I walked past her room, I could hear my mom talking. And she was doing most of the talking, so much for a nap.
Once we reconnected after mom’s foot massage she said, “I really liked her. She has a son, she went to the same college as you. She used to work a different a different job for years, but….”
My mother had gotten this woman’s whole life story in 30 minutes! I said, “Ma, did you really go in there and talk her ear off?”
“Yes, I gave her an extra tip for listening to me.”
This just goes to show you that everyone has a different concept of the idea of relaxing. No matter how it works out, we could all use a spa day.
Have you had any spa day experiences?


  1. I totally agree with you! The best way to relax and rejuvenate is to go to a spa house with good quality service. That will help cleanse your mind and body. Although we may have different ways of relaxing, pampering yourself is still the best. Hahaha! Thanks for sharing that, Angela! All the best to you!

    Marshall Copeland @ Baja Medi Spa

  2. What a great time together! It's really good to hang out with your mom once in a whie, and go out and travel somewhere. Going to a spa and relax together is totally a great form of bonding. Aside from the relaxation that it'll bring to you, you both can have chitchats and update each other. In any way, thanks for sharing that, Angela! I'm glad you and your mom got to spend time like that. All the best!

    William Connors @ The Healing Station