As I’ve gotten older I’ve gradually learned to respect the need for self care. It’s important to take care of ourselves and as mothers frequently we put ourselves at the back of the list. Many times this is at the expense of our health (both physically and mentally). This year I have been really trying to practice living INTENTIONALLY and that means intentionally taking time to focus on myself. There are all kinds of different things you can do for self care for a healthy mind, body and soul and I’ve partnered with the experts over at the JW Marriott’s Lantana Spa to help you achieve the act of self care.
AND… the Lantana Spa has kindly provided a FABULOUS GIVEAWAY for 50-minute treatment of your choice (scroll down to enter) as well as ALL sTORIbook readers can receive 10% off services and products in the spa shop Monday through Friday with the CODE: sTORIbook for the next month (just reference on the phone when you book or at check-in if you book online).
Also, the Lantana Spa is featuring a Mother’s Luxury Retreat during the entire month of May! The retreat includes a luxurious 80-minute Ultimate Caviar Facial featuring products from Kerstin Florian’s exclusive caviar skin care, where caviar proteins refine, firm and deeply hydrate the skin. Throughout May when someone purchases the Mother’s Luxury Retreat, she will receive a complimentary glass of champagne after the treatment and a travel-sized Neroli Water skin toner from Kerstin Florian. The facial will be offered at a special price of $195 throughout the month. You so want to take advantage of this ladies!
I’ve said it before… The Lantana Spa is one of my happy places. It’s my go-to spa when I need to unwind and re-center. I’m so excited to announce that they have a brand new menu of services that are even more fabulous. When practicing self care it’s important to find a place that truly allows you to disconnect, find balance and focus on long-term wellness. What I love about the Lantana Spa is it has so many beneficial offerings to assist you with self care from a truly holistic perspective. Their services are all focused on treatments that promote health and healing. I’m also a big proponent of taking care of our bodies by taking time to work out and eat healthy and the Lantana Spa can even help you there! They have a full-service fitness center and spa cafe with healthy food and beverage options. The fitness center offers a variety of classes such as yoga to keep your body healthy. Additionally, they also have a sauna which has incredible health benefits, hot tub, pool and so much more to give you a truly self care focused getaway.
I’ve had the pleasure of trying out several of their new treatments on the new menu and I want to tell you all about them and how they can assist in your self care. Each of them have varying benefits so you can select one that addresses the needs that you have at any given time.
80-minute Blue Eucalyptus Massage:
Massage offers TONS of health benefits. My back bothers me quite a bit and getting a massage really helps to provide me relief from the pain. But massage can also assist with all types of injuries, stress, anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, fibromyalgia and so much more. This particular massage was beyond amazing. It utilizes Blue Eucalyptus inhalation to enhance immunity and is followed by a deep tissue massage with Ginger Root Oil. I also learned that the treatment combats adrenal fatigue as well which I know many mothers, including myself, struggle with.
I loved the smell of the Blue Eucalyptus which I found to be calming and soothing. I was carrying a lot of tension around my neck and my masseuse took extra time on that trouble spot. An 80-minute massage is ideal because it really gives the masseuse time to work on your entire body but also leaves time to focus on areas where you might need some extra attention.
I love that Lantana has so many amenities and I highly recommend setting aside your entire day so you can enjoy them. Following my massage I always like to sit in the inhalation room and then sat in the hot tub to finish off the day.
I want to also mention all these fabulous products that you are seeing in these photos. The Lantana Spa has a wonderful spa boutique where you can purchase all of these top-of-the-line brands.
First, I want to say that I’m a HUGE proponent of facials. If you are able to get a facial once per month that is ideal. In 2018 I’ve really been focusing on skincare and I’ve seen a HUGE improvement in my skin since I’ve started to get facials more regularly. I’ve had a wide variety of facials but hands down – I saw the most amount of immediate results with the HydraFacial.
The HydraFacial is an amazing non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers impressive instant results with no discomfort or down-time by using a unique Vortex-Fusion of antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. All of these things assist with fine lines and wrinkles, discoloring, texture and more with your skin.
While this facial does have relaxing aspects to it I want to preface that it is not one “fluffy” facials as I call them. It’s truly results-driven. The facial begins with a cleanse and chemical peel that will gently exfoliate and get rid of all that old skin. I know chemical peels frighten lots of people but I didn’t find this one to be harsh at all. In fact, I was able to go out that evening without worrying about having an irritated face.
Following the cleanse and peel they do extractions using a gentle suction and then they hydrate the skin with all kinds of amazing serums and moisturizers. Basically they saturate the skin with antioxidants and peptides which will leave your skin looking phenomenal. I truly loved this facial and can’t recommend it enough. They also offer series options with special pricing.
80-Minute Essential Oil Wrap:
I really enjoyed this treatment because you get a little bit of everything and it’s a very personalized experience. You begin by selecting your own essential oil to assist you with beginning to relax. Then you receive a full body oil massage and then your body will be cocooned in a warm wrap which feels completely heavenly.
Following you will receive a scalp and foot massage and they also incorporate stone crystal healing energy. I know many ladies don’t like to get a scalp massage because they don’t want to mess their hair up but I highly recommend planning for this because it helps relieve so much stress.
I hope you will take time to prioritize YOU! Don’t put it off but instead start today and make it a regular part of your life because if you don’t take care of yourself no one else will! To learn more about the JW Marriott Lantana Spa click here.
And now… it’s time to enter to win a 50-minute treatment of your choice valued at approx. $200.
And don’t forget… ALL sTORIbook readers can receive 10% off services and products in the spa shop Monday through Friday with the CODE: sTORIbook for the next month (just reference on the phone when you book or at check-in if you book online).
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