Ways to Relax #4 – Spa

by Sherry Riter in Health,Ways To Relax

Ways to Relax

I wish that I had a spa in my house. The other day while perusing blogs, I found beautiful spa photos.

spa experience

With each picture, I became more relaxed. Maybe I was enjoying a “spa experience” by proxy, but I’m sure it wasn’t as great as the real thing.

What exactly does “going to the spa” entail?

A spa is a place that offers healthy water treatments. They originated with the belief that this medicinal bathing in mineral water held curative powers.

Treatments that you might find in a spa include:

  • massage
  • aromatherapy
  • skin exfoliation
  • waxing
  • body wraps
  • nail care
  • yoga and meditation
  • bathing or soaking in…
    • a hot tub
    • sauna
    • hot spring
    • steam bath

spa experience

Honestly, I feel so great when I take a long, hot shower, shave, exfoliate my skin with delicious smelling products, cut my nails, and then get a massage. I’m lucky that way because my husband is also a trained masseuse. When Tom was young and couldn’t decide on a career, he thought he would give the massage industry a shot. He went to school, graduated with a license and degree, started work, had a few clients and then decided it wasn’t the career he wanted for the rest of his life.

Like I said, lucky me.

spa experience

Have you ever been to Hot Springs, Arkansas? I vacationed there when I was in my twenties and it was so much fun! There are truly “hot” natural springs and spas everywhere. Definitely worth the trip.

After exploring this subject, the fourth way to relax is having a spa experience. Many hours of quiet peacefulness and healthy water pampering for your well deserving body. A little tip: Don’t forget to have warmed fragrant oil drizzled on your skin before the massage. It makes a world of difference.

I can actually assist you in obtaining something to start a little pampering on your tired and aching body.

You’ll have to wait until tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. to find out exactly what my little teaser means for you. Can’t you just feel strong fingers massaging circles in the muscles of your back and neck?

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Tree May 6, 2010 at 4:54 am

Mmmm….this looks like heaven! I also love being fresh out of the shower, shaved, and smelling good! Now, my hubby is a wonderful cook, but massage?! I don't think so. LOL Can't wait to see what you have cooked up for tomorrow. 🙂


2 JENIE=) May 6, 2010 at 5:41 am

I once worked at a spa and had benefits of enjoy such fares for FREE 😉 and i love it!!!

wondering…you don't have tell the truth thursday for this week?


3 The Redhead Riter May 6, 2010 at 5:45 am

Yeah Jenie, I posted the TTTT question so late, it wasn't fair to expect everyone to answer it. Next week's question is posted and I think I will post the following question as well. I already have my postings ready, so I want to give everyone else time to prepare. It think it works better when I post them 1-2 weeks ahead, so that is what I am going to start doing.


4 Oh Sew Good May 6, 2010 at 9:40 am

I don't know if I can relax now until I hear about that tip. 🙂 LOL!


5 The Redhead Riter May 6, 2010 at 11:52 am

Aren't you Oh So Clever first thing in the morning! My brain doesn't wake up that fast. Thank you for the laugh!!!

I hope you have a great day!


6 Making Sense of It All - Day by Day May 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Lucky you. Now I want a massage – guess I'll have to pay for mine!! Another reason to open myself up to finding a new boyfriend!


7 Mayje June 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I love going to the spa and have a whole body massage. I also love the foot massage!


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