Pampering myself after a stressful day ^_^

@enelym001 (8333)
Philippines
September 7, 2012 6:39am CST
I was so stressed out for the past days. Thankfully earlier last month we've purchased a voucher to a Spa & Salon for a good price. After a stressful day last Wednesday, we headed towards the place. We had a Moroccan bath, hot oil, foot spa and whole body massage, it's all included in the package. It's my first time going for a steam bath and body massage so I was a bit shy but well the Moroccan attendant's so used to bathing ladies. A Vietnamese lady did the massage for me, it was great! And I guess I'll be going again when I got the chance and if there's a good deal again! When was the last time you had a relaxing day at the Spa?
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• Philippines
7 Sep 12
Good for you! Everyone deserves a day off and a real relaxation day at that. I am not familiar with the Moroccan bath but I bet it was awesome. I am a sucker for spas and every time I get a chance to do so, I go and have a really relaxing day. The thing is, with my busy and tight schedule, I don't have that much time to go to the spa. But, I usually have my monthly facial with a friend who insists on going, and keeps reminding me of its benefits and how good it feels to have a refreshed face. As for the massage, I had one a couple of months ago, but was not that satisfied, especially since it felt like the massage period was too short. The last time I really felt like I had a nice day at the spa was at the beginning of this year and that was with a few friends. We had sauna and one and a half hour massage which was totally worth it. I am looking forward to having that one whole day of relaxation and pampering again before the year ends.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
hi penrockerchic, I haven't tried having a facial yet. But I bet that it's a great thing to experience too. The massage we had is a bit short too. We actually wanted more. We came late it was our fault lol! The Spa would be close in 2 hours before we came. The Moroccan bath took time and so the massage has been shortened. Hopefully, if there's next time we'd be able to enjoy it more. I think it would be better going there earlier. Wish you'd have that whole day of relaxation again!
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
So true. My brother and I once came to a spa for the massage but they were like closing in less than a couple of hours, and with that, the massage actually felt so short. It felt like the masseuses were rushing to go home. It wasn't worth at all. There are some things that we get to realize when we go to these spas, and I think coming there when they open up is a lot better since they're more energetic to do the massage. Hope you'd get that chance again. How I wish to be given a free package on a day at a spa.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
10 Sep 12
Yes I have thought about that too. It is better going there once the shop opens in the morning. Unfortunately, if I do that I'd have to take a leave from work. Plus, it is really difficult to get book a sked on that Spa center, it's always full.
@SIMPLYD (81478)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
Wow, that's a nice way of relaxing for yourself, enelym. I haven't experienced doing that because i would rather just have a nice relaxing shower or a relaxing bath in a tub. Besides, what really relaxes me is buying a new blouse, sandals or bag or an accessory. Well, if someone would give me a free voucher for a spa, why not?
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• Philippines
7 Sep 12
@ SIMPLYD, Well I can give you discount voucher and we can have halo halo after
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
Hi SimplyD, Yes it is truly relaxing! You're way of relaxing is one of my ways too bhaby, is offering a discounted voucher.. maybe you can try it too?
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@SIMPLYD (81478)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
Wow, that would be nice of you babycatch ! Halo-halo, you really are a halo-halo lover , baby! To be honest, i am now not so into eating halo-halo. I guess, i am more now of a pizza person.
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@else22 (4319)
• India
7 Sep 12
That's fine.In fact,we need to relax after a stressful day.It recharges us for next schedule.Now I have been undergoing a lot of stress doing the work that I have to finish by tomorrow,but it's difficult.I am sure I am going to have one more stressful and sleepless night.I am ready to face it.By God's grace and my parents' blessings I hope to get it finished tonight.But I don't know how to pamper myself tomorrow when I would be free of all stress.I can go for a full body massage,but am hesitant,because it is some young ladies who do the job.Getting myself undressed before them is something I am too shy of.So I would have to think other ways through which to relax myself.Still I want to have a full body massage once.That would be a new experience for me.I am in a dilemma.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
8 Sep 12
Hi else22, Undressing myself before a lady stranger hinders me from going for a full body massage in the past too. But since I didn't went to the Spa alone, I was with two other friends, I got the courage to go for it. If you go for steam bath you really have to take of all your clothes leaving only your lower undies on. While, for a full body massage, you also need to get undressed but you have towels on. While you're lying on your back they will only remove half part of the towel to massage that part. And will do the other part after another. They won't totally see your body since the light was also dimmed. I think it's about time you try it
@else22 (4319)
• India
9 Sep 12
That sounds nice.I would like to experience it.And I will go for it within a few days.But what if we get excited by the soothing touch of the lady?
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
10 Sep 12
Are you a guy or a lady? Seems you are a guy... Here, if you're a guy I think it's not ladies who will do that to you. It would be guys too.
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
hi en, Oh my I love spa, body massage and everything before when my girlfriends are still here in Philippines and they are not busy in their own career we used to go to Spa and pamper ourselves. The last time I visit it was last week with mom and by this month we are already schedule to have a water spa near our place and I am excited cause this is the first time we are going there. We really need to pamper ourselves sometimes Did you also go naked? happy mylotting
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
Hi bhaby, Wow so you've been a regular at Spa center's This is the very first time I've tried it and it feels so great and refreshing! What is a water spa by the way? Yeah I had no choice but to remove everything and let her touch and bath me like a baby I was covering myself but my arms had to be removed for her to do her job, lol! She was laughing at me!
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• Philippines
7 Sep 12
yeah!I was a regular but now a days once or twice a month the first time I experienced it I asked the therapist if I can change her to a man so I can enjoy every massage and she was laughing at me but I am half serious hhhaha!
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
LoL, careful what you wish for, you might get it... She might turn into a man whose not your type But you know what, that's a good thought it would have been very enjoyable if a man is doing the massage LoL!
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@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
7 Sep 12
Sighs...I wish I also have your time and chance to do something like that lol! I think my last spa was 8 months ago when hubby and his parents and I went to Thailand for a vacation. We stayed in Dor Shada resort and we also availed of their full body massage and facial. It was the most relaxing massage and facial I've ever had.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
8 Sep 12
Hi Raine, Wow! I've checked out photos of Dor Shada resort since I am not familiar with it, and hey that looks quite posh! You must have had an awesome stay there!
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
8 Sep 12
We did...and probably no repeat of that again for like a couple more years, lol! It is quite pricey, but we really saved for it and it was my first time to spend longer times with his family, plus it's his birthday so I guess it's all worth the cost. Let's just say that hubby hid his credit card statement from me after this because he knows I'll never be able to take it well, haha!
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
LoL! Yeah I know about woman in the family. Even though they enjoyed as much as possible they don't want to overspend. Money is always important that's why we're entrusted for budgeting. No wonder he hid the statement from you
• India
7 Sep 12
Glad to know that you had a good relaxing moment for the weekend. I feel really shy to have such massage. More over I am having having no time to spent for it. I have my lovely friends who make my stressful day a cute one. I find a good enjoyable time with them with lots of fun and joy and I love it
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
8 Sep 12
Yes me too I enjoyed having fun with friends too which is so relaxing to. Spending time and having a good laugh with them relieves stress we have.
• India
8 Sep 12
I hope you will be having a lot of fun and good time with your sweet lovely friends. May god bless you with showers of blessings to put a lot of smile on your face.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
7 Sep 12
I used to work for a big cosmetic company, and suppliers would come to us an treat us to spas and massages all the time. That was years ago. Where I am right now, pampering like these can get quite expensive. Although! I am going home to my home town by the end of this year, and these packages can get really cheap.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
8 Sep 12
Wow that was fantastic a free spa and massage treat?!? all the time?!?! how awesome is that! You had enjoyed it so much in the past while I am experiencing it just now lol, and I have to pay for it. Yes it is expensive going for spa and massage. It wasn't my personal want but I have been encouraged to try it there was a package so we grab it. Otherwise we will never spend a penny for one service lol!
@blebchel (249)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
wow! What a nice treat to yourself lene after the busy days.. I haven't experienced that way of relaxation , I might try it to fully enjoy life.hehe but i am also shy exposing my body lene, i hope my shyness won't hinder me to try it..yay!
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
10 Sep 12
Yes you have to try it at least once in your life. I am also shy on taking off all my clothes but when you're there you have no choice but bare it all lol! The masseuse wouldn't mind as she's used to seeing it everyday. lol!
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
It has been ages since I visited my favorite Spa Salon. I've been so much busy that I don't have the time to do so. But I guess, I'll find time to drop by this month. I love going to spa's. It really relieves my stress away. After all the steam bath, full body massage and nail spa, the feeling is so relaxing that you just want to sleep the whole day. And it's really good to pamper yourself once in a while to avoid being burnt out. Your self and your body needs a little reward too. =)
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
10 Sep 12
HI blessedsavie, I am glad that you also felt relieved after the services you had with the Spa Salon. Indeed, we need to get relaxed and refreshed. We deserved it at least when we feel we're being burnt out with all the stress and everyday work we have.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
hello en What a nice way to treat yourself and yes you deserves all those pampering I have my regular body massage at home and not on salon or parlor. I like done at home because I want to have a good sleep after the steam bath and body massage. Not to mention that I am ticklish so- I need someone who is patient enough when I said- oppps...time out please, I need to breath
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@marguicha (100370)
• Chile
7 Sep 12
I think that was great, enelym! I know for sure that we must pamper ourselves once in a while as part of being healthy in body and soul. Too much stress is not good for anyone, yet now life is stressfull. A Spa is a wonderful solution.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
8 Sep 12
Hi marguicha Yes indeed, it is good to pamper ourselves once in a while. That day was so full of stress, even my mouth has been talking non-stop even when we reach the Spa lol! My whole body was so stressed out and it was so relieving to have such nice bath and massage while I just lay down.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
I haven't gone to any spa yet. I feel i don't like for the massage takes a bit longer hours and i am afraid i will get boring with it and i giggle if there are other people touches my skin. Spa not my passion. But i am happy for you for you enjoyed it very much , thats it , life must be live to the fullest.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
8 Sep 12
Yeah we really must be living life to its fullest Angelpink, like you, I wasn't into spa and massage before. Because I'm scared I might annoy the masseuse. But then I was glad I wasn't anymore that super ticklish, but when someone's doing the footspa, I almost kicked her. Good thing I was able to control myself. All in all I enjoyed their service.
• India
7 Sep 12
Hi friend, good to hear that you relaxed your self with that massage, really this kind of spa will give some refreshment and coolness to us
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
Hi vidhyaprakash, Yes indeed it is truly refreshing. I had a really good experience with it and hopefully can do it again next time.
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@fatlex06 (895)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
Oh my. That's so good. I wish I were you. I hope I could pamper myself too by tomorrow. But the promo that I'm availing at the spa doesn't fit my schedule. Anyway, I could always stick to the spa that I went to but I still want to try the new spa near my place. I hope I could do that one of this days. Glad to hear you pampered yourself. It's great and you deserve it. :)
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
Hi fatlex, Sure you can be me too! Just wait for that promo and for sure you will get it fit with your sked. We all deserve a day of relaxation!
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
8 Sep 12
When I was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, I was planning to have a body massage and a tour to relieve all my stress and pressures but when I arrived in our country, it seems I forgot all those things. I was too busy attending my family and friends. After that, I started to manage my business. No time to relax.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
Well you can still find time to relax somehow... At least once try to have a break out of your busy life.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 12
Yes july, sometimes it is really hard to find time to relax. Especially when our offline matters are too much for us to handle. Seems like, we will need more time to be able to settle them everyday.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
18 Sep 12
@enelym001 and myfb2009 Once you enjoy what you did, thinking to relax won't come to your mind but if your job give you more stress. You are longing for a break. Right?
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
I haven't been to a spa ever in my life. Whenever I get stressed, I just watch a movie or play computer games. Aside from that, my wife is also there to help me. All my friends told me that spa is a good way of taking away stress and it was great that you did it too. I think I should try it sometime.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
hi sinned, Yeah you should try it once but if you are comfortable with your wife doing the massage for you then that is good enough. When I feel my back pain is there I sometimes ask my friend to massage me. Although it is really different at spa becoz they know how to do it.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
11 Sep 12
That is great En, i have never been to Spa since i don't have time to do that ooh and also i don't want to do that because i am too shy to get half naked in front of other person
@VGDesigns (102)
• United States
9 Sep 12
I love pampering myself. It has been a while since I've been to a spa, but I do get my hair and nails done regularly. It always feels really good.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
Nice to know that you get to treat your hair and nails regularly. I have my hair treated at least every year or six months... indeed it feels good and takes our stress away!
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
9 Sep 12
About spa most would like to pamper themselves after a hard day's work.But I find that I don't really enjoy. However, my wife enjoys the spa. She likes it very much. My colleague who is a receptionist likes spa. She enjoys it. Come pay day she goes with her husband often.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
Hi James, From what you're saying, I guess ladies really do loves going to spa for relaxation. It's nice that both the couple are going there. How about going with your wife one time. =)
• Philippines
8 Sep 12
me too i do pamper myself after a stressful day. sometimes do it every payday. Its good to pamper self sometimes its th time to free your mind and relax the body.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
Someone I know used to do it every payday too or sometimes twice a month. But for me, it will be considered a luxury already if I have to do it every month lol. Well some are just going for massage, but the same full service I had... well I don't think I can do it every now and then. But if I can afford it every month then why not, coz it's true we need to pamper ourselves sometimes.