Today was an ahhh..mazing day!:) I was the grateful recipient of a massage and facial at “The Sanctuary”, part of Mario’s International Spas & Hotels. It was our half price deal this week (at The Fish) and I have an opportunity for you to go there too! More on that in a minute.
First is a quick recap of an incredible day.
Mario’s is all over Cleveland, but I went to the Aurora location. It’s actually a campus with seperate buildings for the hotel, restaraunt, salon and spa.
Staying true to all good spa experiences, I was handed a plush “Mario’s” robe to get comfy.
I made my way upstairs to get a “Samunprai Deluxe Thai Massage”. What a room!
With the sound of water, the glow of the warm fire and the soothing music…I thought I might fall asleep and miss the massage all together. It was perfect
though, even though I think I drooled a little! Lol.
Next was the ecliptics steam room. It’s a giant steamer where your skin absorbs all of the oils and moisture at once. Perfect for this time of year when everything is so DRY. It was like a mini-vacation to a tropical climate.
The finale’ was the Organic Fruit and Flower facial where Patricia worked wonders! I alwas request extractions because it’s so helpful for acne-prone skin (at least in my experience). She basically takes a tool and squeezes out all of the blackheads and overall gunk stuck in the pores (gross but great)!:) Anyway, she said if you have sinus problems, that particular facial is good because of the bags they use on the eye/nose area. The bags have peppermint and mandarin in them and help with pressure points, and you get to bring them home for continued use!
Here are the bags. The big one is from the massage, the small one is from the facial.
I think it was the best spa experience of my life. I didn’t want to leave!:) In fact, I want to go there with Jim for our 10 year wedding anniversary this summer. The only bummer is that I kept wishing everyone could experience Mario’s with me. Things like that are more fun when you have someone to share it with. Anyway, that brings me to YOU! I have a $100 gift certificate to Mario’s International Spas and Hotels! It’s my first blog contest! Just send me and e-mail with your name, address, and I will pick a random winner next week. You can send it to: [email protected]. Good luck!
In the meantime, Mario’s has a bunch of great deals due to their 50th anniversary celebration. Click here for the website. Thank you to Patricia, Carrie, and everyone at Mario’s for the blessing of today!:)