Monday, April 1, 2013

Find time for YOU with Firefly Wellness


Finding time to take care of myself is few and far between. Between work and taking care of my family, it's after hours when I have an hour or two to unwind. At this time where I really want to be is at the mall shopping or at the spa getting pampered which is, unfortunately, unrealistic. So at the end of each day, my me time ends up curling up with a book, catching up with emails, and indulging in some good TV. I also really have to get back with my exercise routine, but that needs its own blog post!

Yet, the past two weeks I have been able to find some quality me time thanks to my work schedule's spring break! I spent a day getting my nails done and getting a long over due facial. Thanks for Joann Woolley's recommendation, I was able to visit Karen from Firefly Wellness. Karen, a longtime esthetician and massage therapist, has worked in the industry for many years, from local spas and chiropractic clinics. When her son was a born a few years ago, she continued her business from home. Her facial/massage room is located in a studio in the back of her home. Once I stepped in, I was immediately relaxed. The soft music was playing, the windows were dimmed, and the calming smell of "spa" was all around. If you've been to a spa before, you may be able to relate to the smell of "spa" I refer too. It's a combination of the smell of the lotions and cleaners used, massage oil, and aroma therapy. Once I smell that combination, I'm immediately in relaxation mode.

Karen of Firefly Wellness talked to me about skin type, my skin care routine, and any concerns about my skin. I was honest about my not so diligent routine of taking care of my skin and Karen said she'd give me some easy steps to start off with. My facial with mircoderm abrasion included a neck, shoulder, and arm massage. It was all super relaxing. I have to admit I have a habit of falling asleep and snoring during my facials and massages. It is a bit embarrassing but I also think its a compliment because the treatment is doing its job: ultimate relaxation! The facial was refreshing and left me with a glow my husband noticed when I got home (he usually doesn't notice). The microderm abrasion helped lighten some of the dark spots I've been developing over the years. I look forward to seeking Karen more regularly to help me put my best face forward ;)

For home treatments, Karen gave me a few samples to try, including a exfoliation product to use three times a week and also a moisturizer with sunscreen. Both, she said, should help with getting rid of my dark spots. Once I settled into this routine, Karen said we'd add a few more steps.

Thanks to Karen for a relaxing and refreshing quality time for me! Please visit Firefly Wellness on Facebook for specials and package deals! Karen is willing to work with her clients to create packages and pricing customized for you!

*I was given a complimentary facial with add-on in exchange for my blog post. All my opinions are my own. 

2 comments:

  1. Going to Karen on a regular basis has been the best thing for my skin! Because I am not self conscious with Karen I can tell her truly that I'm not being as diligent as I would like with my skin care at home and then she can suggest the best treatment for that particular visit. There are times my skin is sensitive from being in the sun and Karen will give me a proper recommendation to skip microderm abrasion and instead do extra hydrating and vitamin C. I love that she customizes every visit! Every time I go it is about what my skin needs at that time. Glad you had a wonderful experience at Firefly Wellness!

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    1. Thanks again for the recommendation Joann! I'm so happy to have found Firefly Wellness! All thanks to you!

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