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Time for the Bride and Her Mom

June 19th, 2014 • Posted by The Pampering Place Day Spa • Permalink

To plan a wedding you'll need to enlist the help of a multitasker, which is why so many brides turn to their mom for help. Odds are, your mom is the ultimate job juggler -- a woman with an eye for detail and a knack for getting things done. If you and your mom are tag teaming this summer's hottest wedding, consider adding a spa day to your to-do list. You certainly don't need an excuse to pamper yourselves, but here's why some brides have made a spa day a priority.

Time to bond

Once the wedding starts, everyone will vie for a moment of the bride's time. Between dancing and cutting the cake, it's hard to spend actual quality time with your mom during the reception. A spa day ensures you get the time to thank your mom for all she's done and spend a little time bonding.

Get relaxed

With any wedding comes a certain amount of stress. Whether you're worried about your in-laws getting along, or that one cousin known to cause a scene, a spa day is a stress-buster. You and your mom can kick back and indulge in luxurious treatments, letting the stress leave your body.

Have some fun

Aside from easing your mind and body, a spa day is just plain fun. Consider signing up for a new treatment, something you haven't done before. Set up your treatments for the afternoon and take your mom to lunch before getting pampered. Make a day of it and have some fun.

Don't let the pre-wedding jitters stress you out. Call us today at and schedule some much-need relaxation.

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Getting the Most from Your Massage

May 13th, 2014 • Posted by The Pampering Place Day Spa • Permalink

You've decided to treat yourself to a massage, and you're looking forward to a relaxing session. Whether you've opted for a gentle Swedish massage or a vigorous massage, our massage therapist will do everything possible to provide you with the best massage. However, you can enhance your experience by following a few steps both before and after your appointment.

Before Your Massage

Allow plenty of time to get to your appointment. If you arrive rushed and anxious you might not be able to relax properly. Don't eat for at least 90 minutes before your appointment to minimize possible discomfort. However, you should drink plenty of water beginning 48 hours before your massage appointment to flush out toxins from your muscles. This is especially important if you've scheduled a deep tissue massage. Having well hydrated muscles reduces the chance that your massage will leave you sore.

During Your Massage

Unless you are scheduled for a chair massage, you will need to disrobe at least partially. You will be allowed to undress privately and cover strategic areas of your body with a sheet before our massage therapist begins working on you. If you're worried about a less than perfectly toned body, don't. Your massage therapist is professionally trained and will not judge your appearance.

Don't try too hard to relax. Instead, clear your mind and focus on breathing exercises. Take slow, deep breaths. As you inhale and exhale, your body functions should naturally slow down, allowing your muscles to relax.

Let the massage therapist know if there are areas on your body that are especially sensitive, or if you're dealing with an injury. If you experience pain at any point, speak up right away. Your massage therapist should alter his or her strokes or stop working on that area of your body.

After Your Massage

Don't hop up from the massage table right away after your massage. Jolting yourself from the deep relaxed state a massage produces can result in dizziness. If possible, take time after your massage to relax, perhaps with a warm bath. Eat a light dinner and drink plenty of water to enhance the process of flushing out the contaminants released from your tissues by the massage.

The benefits of massage accumulate. As you complete more sessions you may experience an increased sense of well being - not to mention a boost in your looks. You may even decide to add massage to your list of self-care routines, and book a standing appointment with your favorite massage therapist.

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Mom Deserves Pampering

April 18th, 2014 • Posted by The Pampering Place Day Spa • Permalink

Your mom takes care of everyone else in the family, and maybe even has a "real" job in addition to all the duties she handles at home. This Mother's Day, why not allow her to relax while someone else takes care of her for a change? In addition to flowers, a card or breakfast in bed, give mom the gift of a full day of well -deserved pampering to let her know how much she's appreciated.

Head to Toe


Chances are, even on her days off your mother is in constant motion. A massage gives her the opportunity to decompress and forget about child care duties, housework, her job or the leaky radiator in her car. A soothing Swedish massage can provide much needed overall relaxation, while a deep tissue massage can ease away soreness in her muscles and stiffness in her joints. 

Complexion Perfection

Of course your mom is beautiful, but that doesn't mean she wouldn't appreciate a rejuvenating facial treatment along with her massage. In addition to stimulating the circulation in her skin, a facial provides a gentle massage for your mom's face, and just feels great. Whether she has dry skin, sensitive skin or oily skin, our esthetician can apply a masque that is perfect for her complexion. An exfoliating scrub can ease the look of fine lines, as well as rid the skin on your mom's face of dead skin cells, oil and debris that can dull her complexion and trigger breakouts of adult acne

Hands and Feet

Your mother probably spends hours on her feet every day. Whether she's dealing with housework, finishing an urgent report for work or tending to her garden, her hands also work hard every day. A mani pedi combo can put a spring back in your Mom's step and give her hard working hands some long overdue spoiling. If your mom is traditional, she can go with a clear polish or just a light buff finish. If she's a bit more daring, she can opt for a vibrant color to show off her hands or her feet -- or both.

We're the experts when it comes to pampering. Call us at and schedule a couple hours for Mom.  We'll tailor our treatments to her unique needs, and when we're done, your mom will emerge relaxed, renewed, and ready to enjoy a special Mother's Day dinner.

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