Self care is so very important and the older I get the more I take this seriously. No matter what your career is, the number of kids you do or don’t have, the extra activities you are involved in, everyone – and I mean EVERYONE is busy. It’s so important to take time for yourself, to truly take care of yourself when it comes to your health and wellness. I also think it’s important to say no. I’m so over the days of saying yes to something if I truly don’t want to do it. You’ll still have the people that will ask why when you say you can’t make it and I believe there is absolutely nothing wrong with saying “I’ve allotted that time to: go to a yoga class, work on my blog, go to the farmers market, sit on the couch and do absolutely nothing or my personal favorite, have a spa day.
I am so very excited to share what the treatments I’ve been doing each month at The Spa at Briarcliff to relax and distress. The Spa at Briarcliff is located in north Kansas City in The Village at Briarcliff. It’s truly a hidden gem that I’m so happy I found a couple years ago. My mom, bestie and I have been going here for the last two years to celebrate our birthday’s, mother’s day and when we just need a day of relaxation. The spa offers so many amazing treatments that you can review the full list of here. They also have a grado with three hot whirlpools (pictured above) to sit and relax before, in-between or after your spa treatments. Make sure to bring your swim suit to enjoy this relaxing feature! There are showers in the locker room to rinse off + a swim suit dryer as well. For today’s blog post I am going to focus on two of my favorite treatments of theirs, the Dermaplane Facial and the Essential Massage.
The Dermaplane facial is 55 minutes and includes the same customization to your skins needs with cleansing, gentle exfoliation, steam, tailored mask however it also includes dermaplaning. Dermaplaning removes the outermost layer of dead skin and peach fuzz from your face. This allows for your sincare products to really penatrate into your skin & do their job better + also helps your make up go on much smoother. Dermaplaning is also great helping your pores stay unclogged and for fine lines and wrinkles. The thing I love the most about The Spa at Briarcliff is the fact that they take the product down to your neck during your facials which is so important and something a lot of spas don’t do. Another amazing part of the facial is the neck, shoulder and hand massage you will receive while during the time your mask is at work.
The Essential Massage is also 55 minutes and includes a full body massage designed to fit your specific needs. Each massage uses a mix of classic, Swedish, and deep tissue techniques. They use natural, artfully blended healing massage oils which seriously sucks the stress right out of you. Every time I get a massage here I’m in the in between stage of awake and falling asleep, it’s soooo relaxing.
Use code Ellemae when booking online OR mention it when calling to book an appointment for 20% off any treatment. Whether you book online or over the phone your credit card will not be charged until you check out the day of your service. It is simply just used as security to make and hold your appointment.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions at all when it comes to these treatments or booking. As I started this blog post out saying, we all need to take care of ourselves because you can’t put fourth and give your best when you feel run down.