I just had my first facial.
Merri at Lucha Bella taught me what healthy skin feels like, took 10 or more years off my face and had more more relaxed than I’ve been since my last intimate adult encounter which was quite some time ago.
And my skin feels energized and as fresh as soft as a baby’s.
I felt so good I stopped at Wawa and treated myself to a Fiji water. Because I had no idea my facial would come with so much massage and I could feel my body asking for the water. So I gave it fancy water.
Shall I back up? I’m just so overwhelmed by the whole experience that I want to write everything before I forget. Because oh my goodness gravy— we all need this.
I expected her to clean my face, apply some product and maybe address some stray hairs.
I was very, very wrong in such a good way.
She asked me to take off my clothes, put on the fancy Velcro towel and crawl under the covers. Well, while that seemed a little strange, because I didn’t expect to be going to bed during my facial, but I never miss the chance to curl up in some clean sheets.
What happened over the next hour transpired like you always see at spas as they are represented in the movies.
I didn’t ask questions because I wanted to feel the experience rather than dissect it. As I will be working with Merri on her marketing, I’m sure I will learn more about the process.
And the sensations were lovely. I don’t accurately remember the correct order, but she gently wiped away the grime of the day and applied some lovely feeling product I suppose to clean my skin. She waxed my upper lips and my chin.
I normally wax my own upper lip. And I have had my eyebrows and my bikini waxed professionally. Nothing beats a professional wax. And the hot wax they use is just feels good against the skin. And the way they prep and follow up with the skin minimizes irritation.
Merri came over with a super bright light so she could tweeze whatever she couldn’t lift with the wax. And she cleaned up the shape of my eyebrows.
There were lots of hot towels wrapped around my face. And the back and forth between hot towels and cool lotions felt so good.
She even had these little loofa like brushes. And I imagine they helped take off the dead skin.
And as if that wasn’t enough — she gave me the Bella facial which included massage on my face, neck, shoulders and arms. I keep all my tension in my neck and shoulders. Her attentions felt heavenly.
The facial massage is also good for sinus pressure.
I’m literally glowing.
What makes all of this even more amazing is that I ended up running from event to event all day, and giving myself to Merri’s treatment really did relax and revive me. She tried to talk business after, but I struggled to think!
And during much of the service, I felt my mind go blank. I envisioned sunflowers and daffodils and magenta petunias.
Why haven’t I done this before?
My day was hectic from the get go; I never even finished putting on my makeup!
Regardless of how my day went, when I left Lucha Bella, I felt soft, empowered and refreshed.