Spa week just happened in New York and I’m not usually able to take advantage because I am always on a budget. But I was determined to try something new.
I was scanning Groupon, as usual, and found a deal that I could use and it was at a spa that I had heard great reviews on, the Asanda Spa in Soho. The spa is located in a deceptively small building, on the third floor and when the elevator doors open it welcomes you into a light open space.The atmosphere is calming and the staff is super professional.
I’m a fan of anything by the brand Aveda especially their skin care, although my wallet isn’t always in agreement, and those are the products that the spa specializes in using. So knowing that I’m worth it and all that I wanted to pamper myself just a bit. Not sure if this counts as pampering or just proper maintenance to be honest because I wasn’t treating myself well at all last year and I decided to change that this year with little things.
With a cup of their own tea in hand, I had my eyebrows and bikini area waxed (I know TMI) and all that kept running through my head was the scene in “40 Year Old Virgin” No, I wasn’t in this much discomfort, although I heard others have been driven to screams but my esthetician was ,in my opinion, so gentle with me.
A quick thirty minutes for both services was great. The Asanda Spa is full service and does hair, facials, nails and massage. Maybe, I’ll invest in the massage services for my birthday? If you are in New York and need some pampering, I would definitely give them a try. Since I am going to keep my promise to take better care of myself overall, I will be back soon.
Do you get to pamper yourself at spa visits? What services do you get and how often? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.
Until our next rendezvous…