November 29th was the kickoff and the countdown to Christmas and ringing in the 2014; while others are trying to beat the crowds in the various shopping malls and outlets, be a rebel with a cause and take a stress free approach to the holiday kickoff and visit some of Charleston’s great day spas for a facial, body treatment or massage.
If you want pure luxury and decadence come to historic downtown Charleston and visit the Spa at Charleston Place Hotel and book the Luxe 24 karat gold facial; it 80 minutes and $350.00, but I did say complete decadence remember. This treatment is exclusive to Spa and it is an innovative mixture of 25 karat gold and Japanese skincare technology; the esthetician will put flakes of gold leaf on your face and décolleté area and then massaged into the skin. Pretend you are Cleopatra or Marie Antoinette for 80 minutes but the luxurious metal will leave your skin firmer, brighter and more supple and of course like pure gold.
If you are the kind of woman who wants to travel or just have the fantasy that you are traveling around the world, but you can’t; go to Earthling Day Spa and pretend you are in India with an hour of bliss. The Shirodhara is an Indian treatment that entails Ayurvedic warm oils, flowing onto the forehead, scalp, neck and shoulders. An added bonus will include a hand and foot massage.
If you were a Black Friday Veteran and you were in the stores by 4 AM and out by 9 AM; your hands and feet took a great beating, because of the War of the Holidays. But don’t fear a Hot Stone Mani/Pedi is here at the Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. The hot stones will soothe your tired muscles and joints, so not only will you distress and be revived, your hands and feet will be very pretty.
If you and your guy took to holiday shopping together, and you must be a little more conservative with your funds; visit one of the many Massage Envy locations around Charleston for a magnificent, stress management massage. You and your partner can choose from 60, 90, or two hour massage. Massages not only feel AWESOME; there are many health helping and healing to massage, such as: improving posture, circulation, and lowering your blood pressure, and I am sure it was very elevated this weekend with the holiday bliss.
These are just a few tips to help you get through to Christmas and to still have the energy, and the wiliness to ring in 2014 refreshed and fabulous.