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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Idea :: Massage Envy


The weekend before Jack's first fiesta I took a much needed one hour break for a massage at my local Massage Envy.  This is a HUGE deal for me.  I usually don't take time out for myself for things like this.  I get my hair done, but really that's to cover grays and yes, I get pedicures, but again, that's so my feet are decent enough to wear sandals and I usually sit in the chair the entire time returning emails.  A massage is truly something luxurious just for you, which is why it makes for a perfect mother's day gift.  

Enter Massage Envy!  I was so excited to learn that there is a Massage Envy location under five minutes from my house.  I'm not sure why I've never tried them before.  In all of the different places I've lived in the past 10 years, there has always been a location minutes from my home.  I guess I had a preconceived notion that since Massage Envy isn't a pricey, full service salon and spa that the services would be lacking.  I'm so happy I finally gave them a shot because I was 110% happy with everything.  I can't wait to go back again! 

My Experience

I went on a Saturday afternoon around 5pm.  Although they were busy with several people in the waiting room, I was immediately checked in.  Since this was my first time I had to fill out a small amount of paperwork about my preferences and health - very standard.  The spa smelled amazing and looked extremely clean - which is very important to me!  After I was all checked in I was taken to a small, dark and quiet room to wait for my massage therapist.  I immediately felt more relaxed with the calming scents, music and soothing water sounds.  I unplugged from the world and turned my phone off! 

Within just a few minutes I was greeted by my massage therapist who walked me to the room.  You don't have to change in a dressing room and lock your personal items in a locker room like many spas.  You just change in the room and keep your personal belongings with you. 

I did a 60 minute Swedish massage and it was PERFECTION!  One of the best massages I've ever had.  Just what I needed after spending so many late nights planning Jack's party.  I came home happy, relaxed, de-stressed and ready to enjoy the rest of my weekend.  I loved that I was able to get a nice break for myself without being away from my family for too long. 

The Perks

Hello late hours and weekend appointments including Sundays!  This is a huge perk that you can not find everywhere.  Sometimes with busy weekends (especially Saturdays) it's hard to squeeze in personal pampering time, but with appointments as late as 8pm, I could go after Jason is home from work and Jack is asleep!  Another perk is the affordable pricing.  This makes getting a massage something that can be done on a regular basis rather than just special occasions (all mom's can appreciate this).

Mother's Day Special

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 11!  Have you dropped hints yet as to what would be the perfect gift?

Right now all Houston Massage Envy Spas have a special Mother's Day offer - buy a $99 gift card any time through Sunday, May 11, 2014, and the recipient can get two 1-hour massage sessions, each with a Sugar Foot Scrub OR one 1-hour massage session with a Murad facial and Sugar Foot Scrub.  This offer is only valid at the 30 Houston Massage Envy Spas - hello 30 locations!  Massage Envy Spa gift cards may be used for any combination of products and services offered in any Massage Envy Spa nation-wide which include Swedish massage, reflexology, Hot Stone Envy, trigger point therapy, sports massage, Deep Muscle Therapy, cranial sacral therapy, prenatal massage, geriatric massage, AromaTherapy and sugar foot scrub therapy.  15 Houston Massage Envy Spas offer Healthy Skin facials treatments too!

I was given a one hour massage in order to write a review about my experience.  All opinions are my own and based on my actual experience on April 26, 2014. 

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