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If you follow me on social media, specifically Instagram, then you know I got to have a little spa day with some of my fellow Arkansas Women Bloggers at Rejuvenation Clinic & Day Spa a couple of weeks ago. Rejuvenation is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Little Rock and to celebrate we all got the opportunity to meet up at the spa get complimentary treatments. Yours truly drew the 30 minute massage which I must say was much needed. I have been on the road so much lately and recently switched from day shift to night shift at work so to say I am a little tense was the understatement of the year. I carry all of my tension in my neck and shoulders and luckily I got the most amazing massage therapist, Laney, who seriously saved my neck and shoulders.
While we were waiting on everyone to get there and for the event to start I was talking to my fellow bloggers and found out that some of them had never been to a day or med spa and didn’t really know what to expect. So today I thought I would talk to you about spa etiquette and what to expect on your first visit to a spa!
I have been getting massages and facials for the past 15 years and so I feel pretty comfortable in a spa environment. I got my first massage right before winter finals of my Sophomore year of college and my first facial right before I graduated from UAMS. I believe in self-care and always have because if you don’t take of yourself then you are no good to anyone else.
First things first you need to decide what kind of spa treatment you want. Do you want a mani/pedi? Summer is almost here and I have the driest skin around, thank you harsh hospital soap, so manis and pedis are a must for me during the summer months. Is it time for a facial? My face is a combination of dry during the winter months and oily during the summer so I love a good facial just to balance everything out. Are you in desperate need of a massage? As I stated earlier, I carry all my tension in my neck and shoulders so massages are a must for me every coupe of months to work out the kinks.
For any treatment you get at a spa here are a few good rules of thumb to follow…
- Show up at least 15 minutes early to any appointment so you can get checked in and fill out any necessary paperwork.
- Find out the spa’s policy on phones and follow it. No one wants to be interrupted by ringing or vibrating phones during a relaxing treatment.
- Take a bath and/or shower because no matter what treatment you get someone will probably be touching your body at some point and it’s just hygienic.
- Brush your teeth. This is especially true if you are getting a facial…your esthetician doesn’t need to know what you ate for lunch.
- Shave whatever necessary body parts. If you are getting a pedi, shave your legs. If you are getting a massage shave your legs and underarms. If you are getting a facial shave your underarms. If you are all natural and don’t shave anything then disregard this rule.
- Decide how comfortable you feel being naked. During a massage most people get all the way naked and some people leave their underwear on, so you just need to decide what you are comfortable with. During a facial you will most likely be undressed from the waist up with some kind of wrap that goes under your arms and covers your chest so you need to decide if you are comfortable with that.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing since you will want to feel relaxed. For a pedicure, make sure you can pull your pants up to your knees if you want to get those legs massaged!
- Don’t be shy. In the middle of a massage if the pressure is too much or not enough don’t be afraid to tell your masseuse that. They want you to feel as relaxed as possible and they can’t do that if you won’t speak up.
- Listen. This is especially true during a facial. I have learned some of my best skin care secrets by listening to my esthetician and doing what he/she recommended.
- Drink lots of water! This one is so so so important. After massages and facials you may experience a feeling of light-headedness and that’s completely normal! It’s your body’s way of recuperating and releasing all the toxins and tension so just remember to drink plenty of water for the rest of the day.
If you are in central Arkansas and are looking for a good day/med spa the I highly recommend you check out Rejuvenation Clinic & Day Spa. It is located off of Rodney Parham on Arcade Drive and looks totally unassuming from the outside but the inside is completely zen.
Since I drew the 30 minute massage I got to head to the women’s changing room and change into a pretty luxurious robe and some comfy sandals…
I also got to go chill in the relaxation room until my masseuse, Laney, came to get me! Since my massage was only 30 minutes Laney asked me what area I wanted to work on and I told her my neck and shoulders. After my massage she told me I carried a lot of tension in my shoulders and I wholly agree! LOL! And y’all, even though this is a sponsored post I can honestly tell you that was one of the best massages of my life. I can’t wait to book a full 90 minute massage soon, my body needs it sooooo bad!!!
After our treatments we all ate lunch catered by La Madeline in Little Rock and then got a full tour of Rejuvenation.
First we saw the med spa room…
Rejuvenation‘s Med Spa is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary and was one of the very first med spas in Little Rock. Rejuvenation employees Dr Bob Young and Sara Molsbee, RN in the Med Spa and together they perform injectables, laser treatments, chemical peels, microneedling, lamprobe, hydra facials and so much more! Let me just tell you there is a laundry list of treatments I would love to get from them. Just keeping it real with you!
Next we got to take a peek at the mani/pedi room and then one of the facial rooms. Rejuvenation offers all sorts of facials including their own signature facial, fitness facials, rosacea facials, oxygen facials, hydrafacials and so many more! You can also add of eye treatments, lip treatments, paraffin dips, microdermabrasion and extractions to any facial.
After that we toured the massage rooms and learned about all the different massages Rejuvenation offers. I got a 30 minute express massage but they also offer couples massages, swedish massages, deep tissue massages, bamboo massages and more.
Rejuvenation also offers mud wraps, body scrubs and full body waxing. They also have lots of package options is you want more than one treatment at a time. I don’t know about you but I love a good package deal. Full on spa day here I come!!
Rejuvenation carries some of my very favorite product lines such as Moroccanoil, Living Proof, Jane Iredale, Capri Blue Candles, Skinn Therapeutic, Natura Bisse, UltraLuxe and so much more!!
Rejuvenation also carries the highly sought after Tan Towels and Fake Bake that everyone has been using to get ready for summer!!
So if you are in central Arkansas and are in need of some serious pampering then call Rejuvenation today and get yourself an appointment!! If pampering isn’t your thing then grab a gift card for your Mom or someone else who is in need of some self-care!! Mother’s Day is coming up soon…
You can also get yourself entered to WIN a $25 gift card to Rejuvenation right here!! Leave me a comment telling me what spa service you want the most or head on over to my blog’s Facebook page and tell me on this post and I will draw a winner on Wednesday May 10!! The only rule is that you must be a central AR resident!!
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natalie z says
Spas can be intimidating the first time. These are great tips but I especially agree with arriving on time and pressure. I have migraines and use massage to help. I will not hesitate to say ouch or let them know I could use more pressure. I have left a massage before highly disappointed with mr. wimpy hands and went to an massage where I ended up bruised (seriously) . I won’t just pretend to enjoy massages now.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
These are great tips! Most of them seem like common sense, but I didn’t realize that drinking a lot of water was important. That’s super interesting.
Tessa Smith says
Wow, this looks so relaxing. You are making me really want to go to a spa. I have never really been before – except on a cruise once. I could use a good massage – thanks for the tips!
Great tips! I have never been to this spa, but it looks great! I am definitely in need of a spa day!
Terri Beavers says
Oh my gosh, I’m so envious. I’m going to a spa in October but that seems like forever away. I’ll have to check this one out and see if it’s doable.
Michelle Waller says
I have never had a spa day so I am totally jealous. These are great tips for newbies like me.
Sarah Bailey says
These are some great tips, showering between each room / pool is one I notice a lot of people don’t do.
Joely Smith says
I sure could use a retreat like this! Any woman I know could use it! What a lovely time. Also those are great tips!
Rebecca Swenor says
It sounds like you all had a fantastic time during your Rejuvenation Clinic and Spa day. I would love to get a 30 minute massage on my neck and shoulder areas which are my trouble spots mostly. Thanks for sharing these awesome tips on what to do for a spa day and your amazing experiences.
From someone who used to work in the spa environment, you have some awesome suggestions!!! It looks like you had a great time! I could seriously go for a massage right about now. It’s been way too long!
Melissa Dixon says
I could use a little of this right now, that looks like such a relaxing place to visit. I need to look into one of these nearby my home.
That looks so nice. I could really use a nice spa day to relax. This is exactly what I need. It looks so nice inside too.
Kelly Hutchinson says
I would just love something like this for Mother’s Day. I have actually never had a massage. Or been to a spa for that matter.
I have never been to a day or med spa either. Not knowing what to expect has kept me from making an appointment. Now I can go!
Victoria Heckstall says
I’m pretty sure that you had fun! This is a great gift idea this coming Mother’s day! My mom would love this Spa Day!
I’ve been to a spa a few times before and now I feel like going to a spa again after seeing your photos. I might give my husband a hint for Mother’s Day. ;)
I’ve never been for a day at the spa so I have no idea what to expect. At least now I have a rough idea! The etiquette sounds so obvious when you read this but I bet it’s easy to forget these kind of things if you’re not used to having to think about them
HilLesha O'Nan says
These are good tips! I went to the spa to get a massage for the first time and I’m definitely looking forward to going back. :)
Gosh i havent had a spa in such a long time. I would love this and maybe take my mom.
DAWN Gibson-Thigpen says
omg now this looks amazing. so relaxing and beautiful. looks like you had a great time.
Chrishelle Ebner says
Looks like a great event. I have already booked my spa treatments during our up coming vacation. I will definitely be keeping my ears open during my facial so I can pick up on any skin care tips.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
Not based in AR so I’m not entering, good luck everyone, who couldn’t use good a spa day? Did you opt to switch to the night shift or had to? I know most folks don’t like night/’graveyard’ shifts.
Wow. What a comprehensive list you have! And it seems you had a great time.
I have never been to a spa but would LOVE to try it some day… I could use a massage, I’m always on the go and lifting/moving furniture, etc… I feel like I’ve got many knots in my back…thanks for the tips so I know what to expect… I’ll have to go some day soon : )
Whew, I had no idea that there was that much required for a spa – relaxing is hard work!
Claudia Krusch says
I love to treat myself with a Sap day. The Rejuvenation Clinic & Day Spa sounds like an amazing escape. It would be a great gift for Mothers Day.
Michelle Foster says
Thank you for sharing these great tips. I’m hoping to get my first facial from Rejuvenation really soon!