Sometimes I need a break…
From time to time I want to feel pampered, and feel like the world is on pause for a few hours. I work 3 jobs, and am a mother of 4. Sorry dads, but being a mom is like 6 jobs in one. I’m basically a magician and professional juggler. My girlfriends knew I was in need of some serious rest and relaxation, and a massage.
Then, the heavens opened up for my birthday and my girls and I went to Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Temescal Valley, California.
Thank you Glen Ivy Hot Springs for hosting my visit. All opinions are my own.
Glen Ivy Hot Springs is a luxurious hidden paradise. The drive out of OC was an easy 45 minute drive. It was my first time at the spa, and at a glance it was breathtaking. Why haven’t I been here sooner?
The amenities at this sensational day spa has 19 pools, saunas, a fitness class, massages, facial and nail care service, along with Club Mud. (they recommend you book 4 weeks in advance to ensure you get a spot).
This hidden oasis is just what I needed to disconnect and breathe.
I have realized that taking time for myself, completely changes my mindset. It’s important recharge, so I can be the best version of me.
Oh and let me tell you about my marvelous massage…
The Spa Wave Table combines gentle sound waves, and specially designed music with a highly efficient vibration massage system. While the special sounds slow down the mental activity, the vibration massage acts specifically on the energy centers of the body. This innovative sound massage system combines the effects of deep relaxation techniques as well as meditation and mindfulness.
The Spa Wave offers an extraordinary relaxation and anti-stress experience. I felt so relaxed and mentally sound after this dreamy massage.
The Ivy Kitchen was conveniently located on the Spa grounds. The girls and I shared a lovely lunch filled with belly laughs and good conversation. We talked about the stress of our daily lives, and how we need to make time for ourselves to be better moms.
Their farm-to-table philosophy means they source organic and locally grown ingredients whenever possible. The avocados are harvested from trees growing on their property. If they are running low, the staff often rushes the orchards to pick more.
The Poke Salad was fresh, crisp, and tasty…
I can’t stress how important it is to take care of yourself. Being a mother and provider can be exhausting. “Researchers, who examined individuals’ emotional exhaustion, cynicism and professional effectiveness, discovered that women are more likely to suffer burnout.”-NAFE
After my INCREDIBLE massage, we made our way to Club Mud. We immersed ourselves in the spring water mud pool and slathered our wet skin with California red clay. It’s blended into a silky soft paste with mineral water. We baked in the sun and in the warm ‘Wafa’ cave. We washed off the dry mud when it became loose and flaky on the skin.
After I washed off , my skin was glowing, was smooth to the touch. I had been ignoring my skin’s dull appearance for weeks, because I really just don’t have the time.
Girl time at Glen Ivy Hot Springs is just what I needed to refresh, relax, and rejuvenate.
Ladies! Ignore your mental lists, order take out instead of cooking, go out on date nights, and take that weekend for yourself. YOU DESERVE IT!