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    A happy poll: What's your preferred pleasure?

    I was at the local beauty college today getting a nice (cheap!!) facial and was thinking that I'd rather have a facial out of any of the personal services available. Then I would prefer reflexology, massage, pedicure in that order.

    So, ladies . . . what's your preference? Let's all have a mental spa day!!!

    Debie (with the glowing complexion!)
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    I'd sell my soul to beable to afford regular pedicures. No really I would.
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    MASSAGE!!

    But being a registered massage therapist, I am biased

    By the way, I've never had a professional facial but I'm thinking of getting on for my birthday as a gift from me!
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    Massage comes in first, followed closely by manicure/pedicure. Had one facial, didn't do a thing for me personally...and I don't think I've had the others.

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    Definitely massage.

    My sister had never been to a spa, so I got her a gift certificate for her 30th birthday. She booked a 1/2 hour massage and a facial; turns out that while she enjoyed the massage, she LOVED the facial. different strokes, so to speak!

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    Massage, hands down. I'm hoping to get a spa gift certificate for my birthday Although pedicures are nice. I don't know that I've ever really had a facial... Hmm, maybe I should branch out.

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    Wink Massage

    But, if there were an option for a "day of all of the above", I'd be in absolute heaven!

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    FACIAL!!!!!

    2nd best experience on earth...
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    Originally posted by kwormann
    FACIAL!!!!!

    2nd best experience on earth...
    Hold on now, ... what would the 1st be then??? *she asks innocently*
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    I voted massage.

    I was going to vote "other" and type in CHOCOLATE! but then I re-read your post and saw that it said "personal service."
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    Mmmm. Facial. If you get a good one, you get your neck arms, and hands massaged, too. And you come out feeling beautiful! Massage is my second choice. I've never had any reflexology done. Do they do that in spas?

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    ...I have this thing about being touched by people (can't stand it!!), so I voted other---a nice warm bath in scented bath salts at home.
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    I'm with you, Jen. I have issues with people invading my personal space. I'd take a relaxing fragrant bubble bath over a massage, facial, or manicure any day.

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    I voted other. There is a very nice day spa that is about 45 minutes from where I live. They offer traditional spa services such as facials, massages, pedicures, etc., but this place is known for mud baths and mineral water. I love going there, soaking in the various pools (mineral, salt, etc.)and then going into the mud bath.

    You literally go into a pool and then put mud upon yourself, let it dry and then brush it off and rinse in an outdoor shower. The mud application makes your skin so soft. People either love it or dislike getting dirty. They offer food, which is ok, but how I wish I could take over their kitchen. They have a water aerobics class every afternoon as well. I always take a book and since I am fair and no longer a sunworshipper, I find a shady spot to read in between. I refer to it as my Disneyland. Ahhhh!

    Around the block, there is a really nice complex of fruit, veggies, and gourmet goodies and I always stop by there.
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    Originally posted by aggie94
    I'm with you, Jen. I have issues with people invading my personal space. I'd take a relaxing fragrant bubble bath over a massage, facial, or manicure any day.
    You would have died in my Pilates class, too, then. We got a new instructor who, without warning and without permission grabs my crotch to position me correctly. I don't even like strangers to touch me on the arm, and I'm not hot about being hugged even by close friends, so you can imagine how that went over. I never went back!
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    Originally posted by JHolcomb
    We got a new instructor who, without warning and without permission grabs my crotch to position me correctly.


    After the shock and horror of what she had done passed, I think I'd have had a few choice words for her. And I wouldn't have gone back either.


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    I voted pedicure. I LOVE LOVE LOVE having my feet "done". Its the most relaxing thing in the world to me. Two days before #2 was born I went and had a pedicure (my MIL paid for me to have it). I got them regularly before #1 and #2 were born. Now I just have to settle for using my own massaging footbath and doing it myself when I have the time.

    Dh would say massage. He has them at least monthly. He does it for a double reason, stress reliever and it really helps his back stay adjusted. He had one just before he left for the Gulf - my treat. I'm sure that will be one of his first stops when he gets back to the United States.
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    Love a full body massage, going next week, DH surprized me with a gift cert. gotta love that guy
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    I love having a facial especially the end when they do the nice facial/shoulder massage. Ummm...lovely. The only bad thing about that is the way they wrap your hair so it's all sticking up in front afterwards like Cameron Diaz in 'There's Something About Mary'. Scheduling is key . You're not going to want to do anything but go straight home and wet down your hair when it's over.

    My second favorite would be a pedicure although 1. I think they're very expensive (though I don't seem to have a problem spending more on a facial) and 2. I feel sorry for the person having to do it because having to mess with somebody's feet for an hour strikes me as one of the biggest sh!t jobs on the planet. I like how my feet and toes look when it's done though.
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    Originally posted by HejazSunKat


    My second favorite would be a pedicure although 1. I think they're very expensive (though I don't seem to have a problem spending more on a facial) and 2. I feel sorry for the person having to do it because having to mess with somebody's feet for an hour strikes me as one of the biggest sh!t jobs on the planet. I like how my feet and toes look when it's done though.
    Read your #2 and that explains #1. I feel bad for the person doing my feet because I have absolutely alien looking little toe nails. (ie just the nail on the little toe)
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    I voted facial. I have never felt comfortable getting facials, massages, etc. Not so much about someone touching me as the enviornment in some of those up-scaled salons. Attitude! Totally not down on that.

    Like Debie, I go to a school now. My future sister-in-law runs it. It is so inexpensive, I go monthly. I have an appointment tonight!

    I just recently found a hair salon that I feel comfortable going to. Better late than never I guess.

    Peggy - I have a little toenail issue too. What's that about?

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    Originally posted by HDgirl

    Peggy - I have a little toenail issue too. What's that about?
    I thought everybody had a shrimp toe! Maybe we should band together and form a support group (my shrimp toe does have a toenail, though. I know some people who don't have a toenail on their s.t. and just paint the skin!).
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    Originally posted by JHolcomb


    I thought everybody had a shrimp toe! Maybe we should band together and form a support group (my shrimp toe does have a toenail, though. I know some people who don't have a toenail on their s.t. and just paint the skin!).
    NO WAY!! They really just paint the skin?? I have a shrimp toe and I'm not too thrilled with it either. But mine has a toenail.

    But I totally got over the horror of having someone touch my feet when I realized that the whole scrubbing takes place in warm, bubbled, good smelling water. For some reason that makes me feel like I can "hide" the shrimp toe.
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    Originally posted by JHolcomb


    I thought everybody had a shrimp toe! Maybe we should band together and form a support group (my shrimp toe does have a toenail, though. I know some people who don't have a toenail on their s.t. and just paint the skin!).
    Ok, help me out here. What is a shrimp toe? Never heard that before. Is it because it's little and curled up like a shrimp?

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    OMG, SHRIMP TOE! That is the perfect description! Mine has a nail...but it isn't pretty. Fortunatley (?) is turns at such a weird angle most people would never know if I painted the nail the skin or nothing!
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    I voted "Other," because I have had a few combo body/massage treatments that have been absolutely heavenly:

    The Bindi Herbal Body treatment
    Using an intoxicating blend of herbs and oils from India, this Ayurvedic treatment will bring the body into balance by providing nourishment to the skin, profound relaxation to the central nervous system and quiet peace to the mind and soul. This serenity is accomplished through gentle exfoliation and warm oil applied into muscle tissue. Together these techniques improve circulation which releases energy blockages and transports you to a new level of relaxation

    Thermal Mineral Kur
    Based on the native Sonoma tradition of using medicinal mud, healing waters and massage therapy, this deluxe treatment has a detoxifying and totally relaxing effect. Three treatments in one, this kur begins with an organic Moor Mud body-cleansing wrap. The body is then immersed in a bath laden with therapeutic mineral bath crystals, followed by a full body massage using a soothing mineral crme mixed with a detoxifying essential oil.


    I am melting just thinking about this!

    BTW, I can't stand getting pedicures. My feet are incredibly ticklish.

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    I voted other too, since I can't imagine the sort of hygiene problems those places must have to cope with and I'm not big on having strangers touch me. (My yoga teacher is very sensible and respectful, though, and I don't mind her adjustments.)

    If I had an SO, however, I think a nice massage would beat out even a LUSH bubblebath. For the time being, however, I'm a Bath Ballistic/Bubble Bar fan!

    I like experimenting with different skin care products, so consider the cost of 'playing at home' a pretty decent savings over the cost of a day at the spa.
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    Okay, I voted other. I also have an issue with other people's hands "kneading" my body, hands, feet, face, etc. I can't even let DH give me a massage.

    However, I am more than happy to let him draw me a steamy bubble bath, light some candles, pour me a glass of wine, and lock me in the bathroom with a book and a small piece of dark chocolate.

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    I voted eearlier but didn't post -- now I have to say that I found certificates for a massage, facial and pedicure today, so I don;t have to chose!!! DH and I bought the package at a silent auction before we moved and they got lost in the shuffle. The longer they were lost, the more I wanted them and the less I thought I would find them.

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    Wow, Beth! What a find! Enjoy!

    Looks like massage is the favorite so far! I love everyone's responses. Shrimp toe - tee hee hee!

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