It is no secret that this girl loves the spa. There is nothing quite like taking an hour or two to pamper yourself and just indulge in some me time. As a crazy-busy #ladyboss and #mompreneur, relaxation tends to be the last thing on my to do list. Lucky for me when I go to the spa, it’s technically “work” because I get to share my experience with all of you as Rochester Alist’s Beauty Editor. That’s what I like to call a win-win!
I’m sure you can imagine that I was thrilled to hear that The Woodhouse Day Spa was opening in Victor. When they asked me to come in and check out the space and sample a few of their signature services, I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough! Let me tell you, I was more than impressed with my experience there.
The polite and friendly staff checked me in, gave me a tour, and then showed me to the women’s locker room where I changed into a luxurious robe and sandals before taking a few minutes to decompress in the quiet room. Not before taking a #selfie, of course. *wink*
In case you were wondering, the quiet room at The Woodhouse is heaven. Light and airy decor, comfy/cozy chairs, and a warm fire place set the mood while you sip on luxury teas and snack on nuts and dried fruit. Honestly, I could move right in, but something tells me that might be frowned upon.
I would have perfectly content to just hang out there all day, but they insisted I try some of their most popular spa services. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it! The first service I got to try was the Woodhouse Signature Minkyti (a seaweed facial!) with esthetician Jessica Krieg. It was one of the best facials I have ever had in my life and my skin felt hydrated, nourished, and simply fantastic for days on end. Plus I looked absolutely gorgeous through the entire process…
Yes those are actual pieces of seaweed that were freshly harvested and flown in from Ireland. So cool!
Next up? Massage!
I was able to try two different massages with Megan Coller. The first was the lavender dreams massage, which is just as lovely as it sounds. Who doesn’t like a relaxing meditative massage that utilizes lavender oil and other sleep inducing herbs to help you unwind?
The second massage was a little outside the box and happened here:
This second massage treatment was a first for me: the Blissful Night sleep treatment. (I really did almost fall asleep.) There are no pictures to document this experience, because, well, it was done [ahem] in the nude and this is not that kind of website. But let me tell you, if you are looking for something a little different, then this is something you should certainly check out. This sleep inducing treatment began with a vichy rainfall, oil anointing and dry brushing – a really neat sensory experience – and included a back, neck and head massage. The warm water raining down from the vichy shower heads really created a uniquely serene experience. I highly recommend giving it a try.
Woodhouse Day Spa is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and indulge in some much-needed me time. The next time to head to the mall, why not schedule in some pampering too? Nothing puts the cherry on top of a shopping spree sundae quite like a luxurious facial or massage.
Be sure to let me know when you visit and which services you try! I’m thinking the four-handed massage is next on this fashionista’s list! Full body massage + reflexology + scalp massage? Yes, please!
Make it a great week and don’t forget to take care of YOU too!