Do you have Massage Envy?
**Disclosure: I received a complimentary massage and facial in order to facilitate my honest and unbiased review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.**
Relaxation awaits, are you ready? Taking care of your body is an important part of achieving and living a healthy lifestyle. As a busy mom, I know I have a hard time finding the time to, and take the time for myself to just relax. I’ve heard of massages and facial treatments before, but; never thought they would be something I would enjoy.
Needless to say, I was super excited for my FIRST facial and massage EVER! However, I was a little nervous as well because I wasn’t sure what to expect or even if I would like and benefit from it. When I arrived at my local Massage Envy location in Avon, OH I was greeted by the friendly staff as soon as I walked into the door.
Lori was awesome! She sat down with me and helped explained what they would be doing and a little bit about each service. She was also able to help me answer any questions I had and made me feel at ease. After I filled out my brief health history forms I met my personal massage therapist for the hour, Hillary.
Hillary was super friendly and helpful as we arrived at our personal room for our session. She set things up and left for me to undress. To be honest, this was one part I was feeling a bit uncomfortable about was undressing. You should undress to your comfort level; if your only okay with maybe a tank top and shorts so be it. Once I was in my room I actually felt more comfortable than I thought I would be.
I laid on the oh so cozy warmed bed, as I eagerly awaited to start. I always have a lot of pain and tension in my shoulders and neck area and that was one area I wanted to focus on. Hillary was amazing at making me feel comfortable and relaxed. I stayed draped at all times so nothing was left uncovered that I didn’t want and she made sure to check in with me in case it was a little too much; especially for being my first massage.
I was really only thinking that my massage was focusing on my “problem areas” but it was a full body massage. I never thought I would have some slight tension in my arms, hands, and even my legs. Let’s just say I heard and felt many good “pops” and balls of muscle tension released. Overall the session was amazing, by the end of the session I was feeling relaxed and less stressed/tensed. We found that I need to work on my upper shoulders and forearms where I have the most muscle tension and that I should come in once every 2-3 weeks to help maintain these problem areas.
After my fantabulous massage, I was completely relaxed and ready for my facial. Acne is something I’ve struggled with since I was a teenager. Thankfully, it’s finally starting to clear but I still have one problem area. Within a few minutes of my massage my Esthetician, Lorene came in to start my facial session. She was also very friendly and helpful. We talked about my skin care concerns as we got started, removing makeup and worked on treating my acne. I was surprised to learn that my skin was in overall good condition especially for someone who struggled with mild or moderate acne as a teenager and young adult.
We did two treatments of the Environmental Shield Vitamin C and a Clarifying Enzyme Acne to work on oil and blemishes in order to improve tone and texture in my skin. During your facial session, the Esthetician massages your arms, shoulders, and neck. For myself only a monthly facial treatment is necessary and I even left with some products in mind that can help me focus on clearing my skin for good.
I also learned what my true skin type was and which type of active ingredients to when looking for a skin care treatment. Ideally, I was pretty close on the money on which product was getting me the problem I was seeing in my skin just couldn’t remember which of the two it was. I was recommended Murad products to keep my skin looking fabulous in between facials.
Overall, my experience at Massage Envy was wonderful, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience than what I received. The staff was friendly, professional, and made me feel welcome from start to finish. I don’t think I ever felt completely relaxed before, after both treatments my legs were wiggly because I was so relaxed. I highly recommend them if you never experienced a massage or facial you must do so at Massage Envy! I know I will be back soon! Many locations are opened late nights and weekends so you can find the perfect day of relaxation that fits your schedule.
Massage Envy offers several different types of massages based on your needs including Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Sports, Foot, Cranial, Prenatal and Geriatric massages. You can also add on enhanced therapies like deep muscle and Aromatherapy or a signature service like Hot Stone Envy which is perfect for those who suffer from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid/arthritic conditions. Don’t forget your feet and try a sugar foot rub too!
For facial services, they offer Environmental Shield Vitamin C, Clarifying Acne, Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin treatments to make your skin look beautiful. They offer Murad products during their treatments so you know you’ll use the very best on your skin and feel good too. Massage Envy rates are affordable and they offer a membership plan for frequent customers; it pays to become a member because you’ll at least $20 or more on each type of session you choose.
A monthly membership plan is just $59.99 a month and you’ll receive a 1 hour of massage each month, or for an additional $10 you can upgrade to a facial. Should you choose to add on an additional session or specialized therapy you get that service at a big discount. I highly recommend the membership plan to save big on massages and facials. Should you not use your massage one month, your credit rolls over to the next month and you can add on family specials, earn free massages and upgrades when you refer friends and family, plus retail discounts and lots more.
Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is May 8, and a Massage Envy gift card makes the perfect gift for mom! Mom’s always need a little relaxation and I know she would love to be treated to one. Massage Envy gift cards also make great gifts for weddings, graduations, birthdays, special holidays or just a treat for someone you love. To find a Massage Envy location near you be sure to visit their website here and learn more about each type of service offered and to find the right one for you. You can’t spell Massage Envy without ME.
Want to learn about the health benefits of a massage? Click here to view health benefits of massages. Have you had a massage before? Did you enjoy it? What advice would you give to someone who never had a massage before? Keep the conversation going in the comments section below.