Promises

I promised to report on my adventures at the Revive Day Spa and WOW! It was AWESOME! I have never felt that relaxed in my life and I’m fairly certain I did leave the place looking like one of those long-haired, flower ladies. It was all a bit scarily new but I think the fear in my eyes was obvious enough that the women at the spa spelt out the instructions to me in a very step-by-step kind of way.

I think what I liked most about it was that it was so organised! There was a gentle ebb and flow of people moving around the place that no one was ever in anyone’s way and everyone was calm and serene. The lights were dim, the walls were painted a lovely dark aubergine and there were delicious smells everywhere. The girl (I’m fairly certain she was younger than me so I can call her a girl) who looked after me was very attentive and friendly, but also efficient and clear so I knew what I had to do and when. She stood and waited for me by the lockers and then told me where to put the key, and was always exactly where she said she’d be. It was a brilliant display of timing and if there’s one thing I love it’s efficiency.

I had a neck and shoulder massage which was glorious and almost put me to sleep, followed by a facial. At the beginning of the facial, the girl mentioned that I’d also be getting a scalp, hand and foot massage, “If that was ok.” Umm… yes. That’s ok.

I don’t spend money on facial products and I usually choose non-scented creams etc but MY GOSH. Some of the stuff she put on me was just delicious! In particular, I lay in a darkened room for about 15 minutes with what smelt like chocolate cookie dough on my face. She left the room for some of it and I had to stop myself from scraping it off and eating it, it smelt SO GOOD.

She used terms that I’d never heard of before and asked me questions I had no answers for but I learnt a lot. Well, one thing. Putting perfume on your neck and upper chest increases your risk of bad skin because it lets in more sun (or something.) So there you go, folks! A hot tip just for you. And if you want to buy me a present, a gift voucher for another massage and facial would be very well received. Thanks, Mum!

Bathrobes

I looked even more relaxed than these folks after my spa treatment

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