I was supposed to be in Vegas this weekend, but all my friends bailed on me. So I decided to treat myself to a day at the Burke Williams spa. I told my mom I was going so she decided to join me.
After the tour, we were shown to the lockers which were very nice. We changed and got into our robes and slippers.
It's funny because I really don't have issues being undressed in front of people, but I always cover up for their sakes! I mean I understand we are all women, but I'm sure no one wants to see me naked, cuz I don't want to see anyone else naked!!
We started with a 25-minute massage...Oh.My.Gosh. It was amazing! I've never in my life had a professional massage before today, just small ones from friends. I will have to recommend that if you have not had a professional massage, get one! 25 minutes was no where near long enough.
When we finished that we had the whole spa to explore. They had every single amenity you could think of. There was lemonade, water, and fruit for snacking. They had towels everywhere and slices of cucumber to put over your eyes. Then we got up and went to the hot tub. That was nice, the water was extra hot, and they had face towels sitting in ice to keep cool. When we finished that, my mom and I went out to the atrium and relaxed for a bit, we both fell asleep.Then we headed inside we decided to stop in the quiet room. It was very....quiet. There were La-Z-Boys, blankets, and cucumber slices and water. I threw a blanket over me and slept some more. My mom left by the time I had gotten up.
When I got up, I went into the steam room. Wow! It was very steamy but the steam had eucalyptus in it. I felt extremely hydrated and my skin was loving every second of it! My mom said she had been in there earlier and a lady had sneezed in the steam room, so she left. Ewwww!! I mean I know sneezes sometimes just happen, but in a steam room? That's just gross...
We stayed in there for a while then headed to the showers. They had Skintimate shaving cream, razors, deaodorant spray, even shower caps! It was very indulging to have everything right at your finger tips. They seriously thought of everything.
I brought my own shampoo because I tried generic stuff at a spa once and my hair was like "what the hell are you doing?!?!?" it sucked any kind of moisture my hair had right out and I couldn't get it back to save my life, or rather my hair's life. I swore I would never do that again. Black girls hair just can't take the same stuff as everyone else's. I know our hair looks tough, but really it's fragile!
After that I changed and took my little bag to the vanity room. They had blow dryers, brushes (they cleaned), mirrors, cotton swabs, hair ties, hair sprays and even some aromatherapy cooling towels for when you get hot from blow-drying your hair. Like I said, everything! I brought my straightener so I could look decent when I left! Nothing like having a luxurious day only to look crappy when you leave. My face felt super soft from the steam room so I didn't dare gunk it up with make-up. Ijust threw on lipstick and mascara.
At the sinks, they had face moisturizer, mouth wash, and toner. We asked for toothbrushes and they gave us a couple. They had toothpaste already in the bristles,*sigh*. Seriously, little things like that are just icing on the cake.
This was such a wonderful experience, I am going to have to do it again. I wish I could do it twice a month, at least. I wonder if it would loose it's specialness though? It doesn't seem like it could. I could have spent the entire day in there with a good book and my Zune!
So if you have not yet treated yourself to a day at the spa, I would say go for it, as soon as possible!! Splurge, treat yourself, I'm sure you deserve it!
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