An Amazing Afternoon at The Woodhouse Day Spa
(PLEASE NOTE: While going out and about these days is a personal choice and one that only you should make, I do want to let you know my experience with different businesses around the East Side! Because let me tell you something, COVID is costing them, BIG TIME! And they really aren’t getting much help from the Government. So, consider buying a gift card to use in the future if you aren’t comfortable going out! If you are, here is some information and my experience! )
I don’t know about you, but the past 7 months have been intense! Late nights, early mornings, change in schools, then to homeschool and stress about COVID, I’ve been feeling run-down, neglected and tired all the time! I’ve been trying to keep it together for my two kids, but in all honesty, I’m holding on by a thread! I thought that being an introvert, I’d be rocking quarantine, but that isn’t the case (and this is all another blog post, so I won’t bore you, so let me skip ahead).
So, when my birthday rolled around, I really wanted to treat myself because I never treat myself to anything really!! I made an appointment to visit The Woodhouse Day Spa, located at Pinecrest!! And not only an appointment, but a whole afternoon!! Back in my twenties when I lived in New York City, my two roommates worked at Bliss Spa (when Bliss only had 2 spas and a catalog to order from), so I spent A LOT of time there getting facials, massages and anything else I could get with their discounts! It was heavenly and I loved every second of it! Since then, I’ve always had a high standard of any spa treatments I might get. I am also a skincare junkie, I love to try and buy new creams, masks, exfoliators, you name it, I love it!! So I was excited to try The Woodhouse Day Spa!
I met Dawn, the owner of The Woodhouse Day Spa and she gave me a tour of the Spa and told me all of the precautions they were doing to keep everyone safe, both clients and employees and I was really impressed. I signed up immediately and I’m here to tell you to RUN to The Woodhouse Day Spa because it was beyond an amazing experience!
I was booked for Spa Classics afternoon, which consists of a Swedish Massage, Organic Discovery Facial, and a Warm Agave Pedicure. It’s a 2.5 hours of pure bliss! And I love that all of their products are safe to use while pregnant (I’m not) and breastfeeding and they are all organic as well! That’s really important to me that the products are safe to use at any stage of life!!!
I would be remiss to not mention all of the precautions the Spa has put into place to keep everyone safe!! Everyone was wearing a mask and they are protected by MicroShield 360™, an antimicrobial coating system that protects treated areas from germs, bacteria, pathogens, and mold. The MicroShield 360 system works to kill and then prevent future pathogens. They also thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces after each client and use new linens for the tables!
I showed up to my appointment a half hour early because I wanted some time to unwind and relax before, I didn’t want any kind of rushing!! The attendant gave me a super soft robe and shoes to wear for the afternoon and showed me to the changing room! In the changing room, I could change into the robe and put all of my belongings into a locker, which locked using a code I created! When I was finished, she showed me in the quiet room. Luckily, I was the only one in the room at the time and I had time to drink a glass of water and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and fireplace! I was already beginning to melt into my chair when it was time for my massage!
Going back to the massage room, I noticed how incredibly clean everything was. The hallway, doors and every space was just so clean! And the entire Spa was quiet! I met my masseuse and she asked me a few questions about what I was looking for! I told her and laid down. I usually have a lot of tension in my back, I’ve also had back surgery, so my back tends to be in knots all the time. When I say this was the best massage of my life, I really mean it! This woman is amazing!! I never wanted it to end!!! I can’t wait to go back and get another massage!! For the past week since I have received the massage, my back pain is much less and my body feels rejuvenated!! I can’t explain it because I’ve never experienced a massage so amazing!! It was part detox, part relaxing and everything I needed!!
Next up I went for my facial. I spoke to the esthetician and told her what I thought were the problem areas and the issues I was having, and we decided on a Hyrdafacial! The Hydrafacial using a machine and is a non-invasive treatment that infuses your skin with glycolic and salicylic acid for deep exfoliation and nourishes your skin with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid to replenish your skin. I was intrigued when she told me the machine sucks up impurities and I was curious to see what it might get, so we went with it!! It was an interesting facial. Not at all like your run of the mill one, where they put product after product on your skin and use cotton pads to rinse it off. Everything was done with the wand, it both delivered treatments to my skin and sucked impurities out of it. It was pretty cool, but I was amazed at the results. My skin felt and looked 25 again!!
My last appointment was a pedicure!! I was already walking on cloud 9 and feeling great!! Before I picked out my color, I was asked to wash my hands and use sanitizer after I touched the nail polish bottle. I also wore a mask, as did the nail technician! The pedicure was great, my toes and feet got some love and I absolutely love the nail polish (as did my daughter when I got home!). It’s been a week and a half and they still look and feel amazing!
I had a wonderful afternoon at The Woodhouse Day Spa! I was pampered and felt great and I am looking forward to going again!! Make your appointment today!! Click HERE for their website and be on your way to getting pampered for once!! You deserve it!!!
I am compensated by The Woodhouse Day Spa Cleveland. All opinions, thoughts and ideas are 100% my own.
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