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It Needs to be All About Me. And You, Too.

Friday, November 11th, 2011
By Glinda

I’ve never actually taken a spa break, but it certainly sounds like a fine idea indeed.

I’m a big believer in stress relief, I just haven’t found a way to make it work for me since my kids entered my life. Although now that I think about it, I really should find a way because I notice that I’m a happier mom when I get even a couple of hours to myself reading a book.  Who knows what could happen if I actually managed to pamper myself a little bit? Surely a Mother of the Year award would be within my grasp.

I remember my former (non-child) life when I would stay at high-end hotels and there upon the desk would be the spa “menu.”  You could choose from all kinds of heavenly-sounding spa treatments, from a hot stone massage to Ayurvedic treatments, which were so mysterious yet so very tempting.  However, there was always something else to do on those trips, and at the time, my husband would insist that we were not there to visit the spa.  If I had only known the stress that would be visited on me in later years, I would have dragged him there kicking and screaming, so as to build up some stress relief reserves.

For our recent 10th wedding anniversary, my husband suggested we go and get a couples massage.  Hallelujah, he has finally seen the light!  Forget the traditional gift of tin or aluminum, sign me up for warm oil poured on my forehead!

Does anyone have any favorite treatments they recommend for some spa newbies?


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