Today is a beautiful Spring Day in the DMV area. Spring hasn’t fully caught on yet but it is getting there. Spring Break has officially kicked off in our area; the Cherry Blossoms have bloomed and the tourist are flooding downtown D.C. Before the warmth settles in for the season I scheduled some Mi time, some much needed me time.
I’ve partnered with the fine folks at Massage Envy and they treated me to an experience that was long overdue. While the services were complimentary all opinions and such are my own.
I haven’t had a massage in over a year and I have no idea why. I’m always complaining about various aches and pains, especially in my back so I don’t know why I didn’t get a massage – or at least buy a back massager that I could use at home. Quite a few of my friends have got them and have recommended them to me. And now, I’m putting me first by having this massage and taking more time for myself, I think I’ll look into them properly!
Honestly, sometimes my back pain gets so bad that I experience trouble sleeping. It can be so exhausting and as someone who lives with insomnia anyway, not being able to get the sleep I need can really take its toll on my body. That being said, recently, I have been thinking about investing in a new bed. Our bed is quite old now and the mattress is not as soft as it used to be so I think these factors might be stopping me from getting to sleep at night. With this in mind, I have been taking a look at this sleep number alternative guide for some inspiration. Who knows, the next time we speak I might finally have a brand new bed!
Anyway, I was fresh off busting my head on a mountain; coupled with my puffy eyes, itchy nose and allergy induced headaches. I need a rub down something serious. This was my first time going to a Massage Envy, but I’d heard great things about them. That helped ease my nerves a bit. I have all kinds of anxiety.
I called and made my appointment with ease. They are most busy on the weekends so I went with a weekday. I was trying to select the perfect time when the young lady informed me that they are open until 10PM during the week. WHAT!!!! That means even if you get off work late you can still hit up the spa. Oh, I’m telling everyone. I’ve also heard that some spas use hemp oil for anxiety, using it as the massage oil to really give a boost to the anxiety-busting benefits of the whole process. With my anxiety, it sounds like exactly the thing I need, so I might ask that if they’d do that for me next time I call.
ARRIVAL: When I arrived I had to complete a form that gives them some basic information about me, my medical history, and past spa services I’ve received. After I completed the form we sat and chatted about it. The young lady asked me about my comfort levels of getting undressed, areas for them to stay away from and informed me of their serious draping policy. She didn’t know but she’d put my mind all the way at ease.
SERVICES: I met my massage therapist and we went over my desired pressure, my focus areas and she explained how things will flow. I got a 50-minute Swedish massage customized to my liking. I asked for a focus on my lower back because it hurts when I lay down. It’s probably all that twerking at Zumba. Massages are known for targeting areas of pain and reducing those horrid feelings, allowing people to relax properly without pain. If anyone else is struggling with some back pain, they might want to consider booking an appointment with Activa Clinics to try and increase mobility and reduce pain. Hopefully, that will help more people to enjoy a pain-free life. I definitely felt the benefits of massage therapy.
THE EXPERIENCE: My massage was so good and relaxing I went to sleep. The room was nice and dark with soothing music playing and dope aromas pumping from the air vents. She worked me all the way out and worked a little harder to get all the knots out of my shoulder. PRAISE THE LORD SAINTS!
After my massage was done my masseuse gave me a mini report on my problem areas and a future action report of sorts. I loved it. I was floored and impressed. I felt like they were invested in me; even more than I had invested in my own self-care.
I am making the promise to myself to regularly schedule some Mi time. Make sure you do the same. If you have your me time with Massage Envy Spa please share your experience.
Then you call up your girls and go see a movie then follow it up with lunch and cocktails. Me time and girl time are like one in the same.