There was a time in my life when I would get weekly massages and monthly facials. I really believe that when you pamper your body, that it will be good to you in return. Unfortunately, due to having a big family, Adventures of 8, soccer, swimming, gymnastics, and only 24-hours in the day, I no longer seem to have the opportunity to pamper myself as much as I would like to! This is why I jumped at the chance to check out the new Hey Gorgeous Spa that just opened in town. Hey Gorgeous, located on Tezel Road is the perfect location for many of us living on the North-West side of San Antonio. Offering not only everything you need to pamper your body, such as facials and massages, but they also offer weight-loss programs, an Infrared Sauna, Botox, non-surgical face-lifts, and MORE...
Walking into Hey Gorgeous, you are immediately greeted by the kindest, most friendly staff I have ever met. There was no bored teen-age receptionist, chomping her gum at you, instead the staff was welcoming and courteous. The ambiance was amazing, with the entry room offering comfortable chairs, a soothing aroma, and calming purple walls.
Back down the hall I did not find sterile, doctors-office-looking plain rooms; instead I found 'France' and 'Rome,' which were two beautifully themed massage rooms. Each room held a very soothing atmosphere, with soft lighting and a massage table with ultra-soft linens and a furry-soft blanket.
As I continued down the hall, I was taken a dimly-lit waiting room, with two comfortable leather swivel chairs to help me relax while waiting for my appointment.
Now, I was scheduled for a much needed massage, but due to a scheduling conflict I ended up receiving a Facial with a Microdermabrasion. I had never had a Microdermabrasion, but it was explained to me that it would help with my very-oily skin; and boy were they right!
I was taken back to the 'Rome' room where I changed into a very soft and comfortable wrap and got under the cover. Once I was ready, the Esthetician began working on my face, cleaning, moisturizing, and toning it. Once she was done with all of that, she began the Microdermabrasion and it was so, um, different? Like I said, I had never had one, so I really didn't know what to expect. It felt like someone was vacuuming my face with a low grade sand paper, ha, ha, ha! It definitely did not hurt, it was just different. In between swipes with the machine, I felt the Esthetician feel my face with her hands and asked her if she already felt a difference in my skin and her reply was, "oh yeah!" HA! I was so curious, but stopped myself from feeling it until she was finished Oh and did I mention that she also did a hand and shoulder massage??? WOW, right?
Of course, as soon as I had a chance I touched my face and was shocked by how soft it was. My skin had NEVER felt so soft and fresh.
Here I am after my facial... totally relaxed and ready to face the day!
When I had a chance, I examined each of the products used and was very happy to see that all the products were high-end products from Sothys of Paris, France. Each product smelled amazing and were actually for sale, as well!
That evening I took my evening shower and was in awe of how bright my face looked. I no longer need any foundation or blush, which is a major plus in my book!
All in all, the whole experience was amazing. I am sad that I didn't get the massage that I was really looking forward to, but the Facial was totally awesome!