sisters at the spa

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“Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.”  Carol Saline

“And I felt closer to you.  Because you knew me so much better than I’d realized – and still loved me.”  Rosamund Lupton

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Amanda has had a challenging winter season this year.  She and her husband have three children and all five of them have been getting sick on and off, together and/or separately for months.  They just got over the latest stomach bug and Amanda was feeling very anxious from the stress of it all.  She decided to go to the spa but she didn’t want to go alone.  Who did she call?  Her awesome sister, of course, and her awesome sister said “yes” right away.

We are all pretty awesome so don’t you think it’s time to take a trip to the nearest spa for some TLC?

When you get there, they will give you a cozy robe and some rubber slippers.  They will give you a locker, and you can immediately change into your bathing suit and put on your robe.  Then, you will sit in a relaxation room and sip water or juice while you wait for your name to be called.  When your name is called, you take a quick trip to the bathroom and then follow your lady to the salt treatment room.  It’s dark and peaceful in there.  You take off your suit and slide between warm towels and the lady rubs your skin with delicious salts.  A ceiling shower is moved over you and all the salt is rinsed away under a drenching shower while you think, “I could stay under here for hours……..”  You are gently dried and left to rest and then put your robe back on.  It feels so good to be pampered and cared for.

Next, you are taken to another dimly lit room, for a one hour massage.  And even if you think that a massage is just not your thing, you will enjoy it.  The tension is worked out of every muscle as the pretty music plays softly and a waterfall trickles nearby.  The lady won’t talk to you, except to give simple instructions.  You don’t have to talk, you don’t even have to open your eyes.  Most of the time they are covered with a warm towel, anyway.  You turn your mind off and rest and breathe.

When the massage is over, you are warm and feel as if every limb is heavy.  You look as relaxed as if you just woke up from a 10 hour deep sleep.  Your skin is completely moisturized.  You forget that your family was sick this winter and that you spent way too much time cleaning up those messes while trying to be a most excellent mama, and wife, and also work full time for the Eye Doctor.

You feel like yourself again.

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You have time to eat lunch and read by the pool while you wait for your pedicure.  You have fast conversations with your sister in whispers.  You close your eyes for a little cat nap.

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You go in the whirlpool, and the steam room.  You take a hot shower (with multiple heads) and dry off with a warm towel.  Oh, it’s bliss.

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After your pedicure, you sit and wait for the toes to dry.

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While admiring the sunset.

You are relaxed for the first time in a while, and are ready to face your responsibilities again.

Isn’t a day at the spa worth a little time and money?

We think so!

7 thoughts on “sisters at the spa

  1. awww…I love a wonderful relaxing massage! My friend took me for my 40th, and it’s amusing to look at pictures from later in the day when we were eating and shopping, I still have that glazed over look from being sooo relaxed!

  2. I wish I was your one of the sisters, lol! That sounds AMAZING! Good for you two. I’m glad you were able to get away and enjoy such an awesome day together! 🙂

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