It was unlike anything I've ever experienced. While I'm kind of a girlie-girl in the sense that I make it a priority to keep up my hair, nails and ummmm body hair issues... I've never had a massage before. I think this is mostly due to my body image issues.
My cousin-in-law April rounded up my Aunt (her MIL) her Mom, and her SIL Tara (my other cousin-in-law) and we headed out for a day of relaxation.
We began the day with Swedish massages.
From the website: Combining strength and softness, this table massage eliminates tension, reduces stress, and improves blood circulation.
This was incredible. While I was slightly uncomfortable beind nekkid and having a random man feel me up... I left there feeling drunk. I had jello legs. My eyelids felt heavy. It was amazing. (and covered by my insurance plan. WHY WHY WHY have I never got a massage before?)
Following the massage, we hit up the nordic baths.
From the website:
THE TECHNIQUE - AT NORDIK THES CIRCUIT OF BATH IS LOCATED OUTSIDE
1) Warm up in a sauna or steam bath for 10 to 15 minutes.
2) Do a quick pass under the Nordic waterfall or take a dip in the cold or temperate pool for a few seconds.
3) Rest fifteen minutes in one of our relaxation areas, outside or inside.
Repeat this ritual three or four times, finally immersing yourself in one of our whirlpools for a moment of total relaxation.
The steam bath was my favorite. It kind of felt like a torture chamber, but it felt SOOOO good. I loved that I could feel the sweat pouring off me. The least enjoyable part? The 'cold' aspect. See that pic below? The waterfall was 10 frickin' degrees. There is no way that lady is enjoying that. I couldn't even get my toe in the pool. The other cold pool was 20 degrees... I chose that option.
We ended the day with a "soin vivant" body treatment.
Feel like giving up completely and being pampered? This treatment is for you. It includes an exfoliation of the back, arms and legs, a treatment with thermal mud (back), and a massage of the scalp and face. Escape guaranteed!
This was easily the highlight of my day. The scalp massage was incredible. I swear at one point, my toes curled up a little.
I thought I would be wiped out after this day, but I was actually totally energized afterwards.
I may have just become a spa-junkie... but most definitely a massage junkie. Who knew falling off my bike and getting a doctor's note for massage could turn out so great?
Are you a spa/massage kind of person?