June 22, 2007

I give you...the SPAAAAAAA

There are a few things I can get away with convincing AB to do without jeopardizing his "man-card". One is fine dining at foo-foo restaurants. Another is a buggy ride through Central Park or any other "wowza" place. And lastly, is a SPA treatment at a hootie tootie hotel. We decided to pamper ourselves a little on this trip, since we were hardly paying for anything except a couple meals. We strolled right on up to the Spa and Salon and hashed over what we wanted most (We agreed to get similar price-ranged items and time frames). After much debate, AB settled on an hour relaxation massage, and I happily signed up for an hour long relaxation facial. We were all giggles heading up to the top floor of the hotel for our "pamper" session. Here are the pics...

AB heads into the men's locker room to get into his "relaxation" attire...

Me too, me too!!! (side note: relaxation attire is for very, very small women. Settled for "relaxation mood" instead of "attire". They did give me a nice wrap once in my room.

This is too cute! AB was instantly used to the life of luxury. He grabbed a drink and a comfy couch while we lounged watiing for our "tres fun" to begin.

Once we departed to our rooms, I didn't see him again until the end. Quite frankly, I was in bliss as a really nice gal plucked, prodded, and massaged every crevice and corner of my neck, face, and shoulders. I could have fallen asleep except that I wanted to stay awake and appreciate all the detail she was going into! Meanwhile, as I understood later, AB was getting a rockin' full-body massage and thoroughly enjoying himself in the next room. If you have always wanted to but have never done this, I can HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who thinks it's too much time, money, effort, not convenient, or over-rated. It is not. Trust me. It's amazing and well worth it.

Afterward, we were both glowing and droopy-eyed, relaxed and de-stressed. I can't tell you what a difference that one hour made for us. It was like our entire mood had shifted and we calmly made our way back to our room, hand in hand...humming just a little and making eyes at each other. (Gawd...if only we were rich...)

As for the "after affects" of a soothing and relaxing spa treatment: "wink-wink, nudge-nudge".

Ahhhhhhh....to be on vacation.


Kim said...

Don't you just love massages... To bad we didn't have our very own personal one.. 24/7.. that would be great..
Looks like you are having fun..

Unknown said...

Sounds like you had a blast, thats way cool! have a great weekend!

Polar Bear said...

I have never had a massage. Sounds like I just may have to give it a try sometime.

Sounds like you two are having such a great time! :) I'm so happy for you. ENJOY!!

Elise said...

Mike and I did that last summer for our 15 year anniversary...I loved the message but I think he wasn't as keen. Glad you are both have a great time!

Anonymous said...

That sounds amazing - I only wish touch didn't get a 0 on my love language quiz.

I'm glad you are having such a wonderful time.

Love V