Sego Lily Passport Special Offer

Plan your summer vacation with us!

Take a tour of the Summer Specials and get your ‘Passport’ stamped for each special you receive! If you receive ALL of our summer specials between now and August 31st 2010, you will receive a FREE 60 minute service of your choice from Sego Lily Spa!

Don’t forget to get your official passport for services at either Sego Lily Spa location so we can stamp it for each summer special you receive.

The Summer specials that are included in this offer are:

Sun Kissed Facial –  60 Minutes $72

Perfect Poolside Pedi – 90 Minutes $64

Icy Hot Massage – 90 Minutes $92

Head to Toe Summer Glow – 90 Minutes $100

For more details about each service please visit Seasonal Specials or feel free to give us a call!

Mother’s Day Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone who nominated a special woman in your life!  We loved reading all of the letters you wrote.  We wish we could have given everyone a free treatment!  You all deserved it!

I am the luckiest man alive!  This doesn’t mean I win every drawing, game of chance, door prize, etc.  Quite honestly, I get slaughtered at every one of those things.  No, I am the luckiest because somehow, someway I was able to meet the most amazing woman in the entire world, get her to fall in love with me, marry me, and to stick with me.  It’s a good thing too, because she truly is my addiction. 

Many of us look back on our lives and try to pin-point the moments that really shaped who we are today.  Whether that moment happens in an instant or a grandiose event, it doesn’t really matter.  What matters is the fact that it was a time when something changed drastically.  For me, those moments have come in abundance and the changing event has guided the ship of my life through some very dangerous and perilous waters.  All parallels and euphemisms aside, these two events are what made me who I am today.  So what are those events?  The day I met my wife and the day I was diagnosed with Leukemia.

My wife and I met on a blind date and, like most blind dates, it was a little awkward.  But we still had fun.  I called her a week later and over the next 3 months we dated, talked on the phone for hours at a time, and were pretty much inseparable.  On Valentine’s Day 2004 we were engaged…at sunset…on the beach…in Maui.  So why does this make me the luckiest man alive?  We aren’t the only lovebirds to experience the whole beach engagement at sunset thing.  I’m the luckiest, because prior to meeting me, my wife had been engaged and had made one of the hardest decisions of her life…that it wasn’t meant to be, and called off the engagement.  I met her shortly after this and even then she still struggled with how hard a decision it was, albeit she knew it was the right one.  From my perspective, the courage it took for her to call off the engagement is something I will always admire; especially knowing how much it had hurt the other person.  I am the luckiest because, unbeknownst to her, she waited for me.

Shortly after we were engaged, I was diagnosed with Leukemia in March 2004.  This is the other event that makes me the luckiest man alive.  Knowing that Leukemia was a terminal illness, I was terrified that I would make my wife a young widow.  I remember telling her that her life would be much easier and better if she moved on and let me deal with the illness.  I told her this and told her to find someone who was healthy and could, with more certainty than myself, offer her a long life together.  She refused.  Again she waited for me.  She was the rock of strength for me.  She was by my side through some of the most difficult challenges someone could ever face in life.  I spent 3 months confined to a hospital bed, underwent round after round of chemotherapy, total body radiation, and eventually a bone marrow transplant.  It was the hardest and scariest thing I have ever been through in my life, and my then fiancé was there through it all.  I know it was tough for her and she had moments of hopelessness and fear, but she was there, shoulders square, head held high, and the silent comfort that gave me the determination to continue fighting.  Because of the Leukemia and the treatments given, the doctors told us we wouldn’t be able to have children of our own.  My wife, with all her dreams of being a mother and caring for her own children, still stuck with me, knowing it wouldn’t be possible to see those dreams come true.

Well, almost six years later, I look back and think about what life has presented.  Through years of heartache trying to have children and trying to adopt without success, not once did she ever regret her decision to stick with me.  I felt horrible for her, knowing how much she wanted to be a mother, yet neither of us could do anything to realize that dream.  Eventually, through the miracle of modern medicine, we were able to have children…twin girls.  They are now 15 months old and the joy of our lives.  They are very good babies (which I attribute to my wife), but they are also twins – double the pleasure and double the fun (work).  My wife is truly an amazing mother.  Obviously with twins it doubles the amount of effort and time it takes to get things done.  Yet, somehow she manages to stay on top of everything around the house:  all the cooking, cleaning, meals, exercise, reading, playing, and teaching our girls.  I can’t believe all the things she gets done in a day.  When I have the girls, all I can get done is the playing J.  She truly is an amazing mother and homemaker.

On top of the domestic stuff, my wife is one of the truest, kindest, most sincere, loving people you will ever meet.  I remember having a conversation when we were dating where we were talking about changing your personality to fit the person you were dating.  I remember telling her I hoped she never changed because I had fallen in love with her, not anyone else, and certainly not the person she thought I wanted her to be.  I am the luckiest because SHE is exactly the right person for me, her and no one else. 

Anyway, I don’t mean bore you with a long list of things that make my wife deserving of a little pampering, whether the pampering comes from a giveaway or not.  In my mind, if I could, I would give her everything under the sun…and more.  I hope, in some small way, that I have demonstrated the type of person she is and I’ll sum it all up by repeating what I’ve already said, “I am the luckiest man alive.”

Sincerely,

-Brad Ross

One Year ago my cousin Laeci Bird gave birth to who appeared to be a healthy baby boy who she named Cooper. Very little time passed after he was born that the doctors discovered that something serious was wrong with him and he was care flighted to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. He was diagnosed with Hersbrungs Syndrome. Hersbrungs Syndrome is a birth defect of the large intestine where the child is missing the nerve ceels in part of the intestine that help push stools through and out of the body. He was fitted with a colostomy bag and told he would have to have surgery to fix his bowels when he was 1 year old. His mother and father were devestated, but have pushed through all his ordeals with enormous strength. Laeci has been in and out of the hospital more than a dozen times with her son in the past year, most of which they had to stay for weeks at a time. Even tho she and her little family have been through so much, they are still very positive people and strive to live good lives and give their son the best.

In addition to everything she’s been through with little Cooper, a couple months ago they had to move in with her husband’s parents because their medical bills were so overwhelming that they could no longer afford their own place. Even with medical debt consolidation and insurance their medical bills total over $100,000.

I think Laeci deserves a spa treatment for mother’s day because of the tremendous courage she has shown her young child by helping him and staying with him all through all their hospital stays and visits, and because of the strength she’s shown throughout everything they’ve been through in the past year. She’s been her family’s light through everything. She is a wonderful mother and has been through alot. After being through so much Cooper has a hard time being away from her and she cannot get a moment’s peace without him. His last surgery was last week and now that things are calming down he’s finally letting other people be around him and it would be awesome for her if she could get some time away. Please pick my cousin Laeci Bird!

Thank You!,

-Kate Moore

I would like to nominate my mom Linda Oberle for the mothers day giveaway. She deserves it because she is the most caring mom and the most selfless person in the world. She always puts everyone elses needs before her own. Even now that I am grown up I consider her my best friend. She is always there to support me and listen to me and give me advice. She has been through alot in the past year to make her doubt her abilities as a mother and I just want her to know how great of a mom she really is. Last April, my younger brother made a poor decision and decided to drink and drive. He caused an accident and the person he hit did not survive the accident. As a result of that he is serving time in prison. My mom partly blames herself and feels as a parent she must have done something wrong for him to have made that choice. She goes down to visit him in prison at least once a week even though its a 2 hour drive away. Her love is so unconditional and I would like to show her how much she is really appreciated and how I can’t imagine going through life without her. On behalf of my brother and myself we again would like to nominate her to show her our love.

Also she deserves to be pampered!

Thanks!

-Melody

I would like to nominate my wife, Mackenzie Dye, for a 90 minute massage. She is the glue that holds our family together. Our son was born in March 2008 and had many complications. He had a fractured skull and had weak muscle tone. He went into the NICU and also was born with clubfoot. Hours after her c-section she was walking around so she could be near her son. Pushing through the pain so she could visit him in the NICU. Shortly after he came home we were stationed in Germany and had our son treated for the clubfoot there except they did it wrong. So she found the man who created the method and talked with him and a week later she was flying from Germany to Iowa to get our son treated by the best clubfoot doctor out there. When we were reassigned back to the states because our son was undiagnosed she fought to the bone to get the doctors to do testing so she could know how to take care of him and help him progress. She is the reason he sits by himself, the reason he eats solid foods, the reason he says the words he does. Finally he was diagnosed, because she pushed and pushed for it, with a form of Muscular Dystrophy. She does therapy with him every day while he screams and cries and has done this since he was only a few months old and you can see it in her eyes that it breaks her heart to do that to him and feel like she’s torturing her little boy. She kept it together and did amazing when I was deployed to Afghanistan. Before I left she did it all and had a job too! She makes sure I have what I need and what her son needs before even thinking about what she needs. Those are only a few of the great things she has done for her family. She is one of the strongest mothers I have ever met in my life and truly deserves to win.

Thank you,

-Sean and Blake

(Husband and son)

Mother’s Day Giveaway!

Mother’s Day Giveaway!

We’re giving five lucky Moms a FREE treatment


This Mother’s Day, Sego Lily Spa  has a fantastic opportunity for you to share your story about an amazing woman in your life.  We want to give your phenomenal woman a gift  – because we all know she deserves it!  Send us a letter telling us what service you feel she most deserves.  Send your nomination emails to  mothersday@segolilyspa.com.  We need your nominations by Wednesday May 5th so we can choose and notify winners by Friday May 7th.  Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is early this year – May 9th!

Native American Body Balancer

The name of this treatment was very intriguing to me.  Native American Body Balance. I know that  massages are definitely good for the body, but as far as restoring balance, I’ve always associated that with the mind.  It seems our minds tend to get out of balance very easily these days. There is always so much going into them that we need to either process or spew.  Therefore, massages really balance my mind every bit as much (if not more so) than my body.  I think it’s because I am almost forced to relax for a time and shut out the rest of the world.  Of course, mind, body, and spirit all go together and it’s hard to have one out of balance without it affecting the other two.

It appears the Native Americans have always understood this. I have always admired their ancient art of healing, and my curiosity got me wondering how important massage was to their culture.  So, I did a little research on their beliefs in healing and restoring balance, wondering if massage really was a part of it.  To my delight, I learned that it played a very prominate role in their practices.

Their traditional healing art uses a variety of techniques, including laying-on hands (massage).  According to Native American medicine,  health means restoring the body, mind, and spirit to balance and wholeness.  Massage and healing touch are still practiced by Native healers throughout North and South America. The use of their hands plays a big part in the healing power.  Cherokees warm their hands over coals and circle their palms on an affected area.  Sometimes the muscles are rubbed in a manner similar to Western massage, and to increase the healing effect the medicine person massages specific therapeutic points. (Ken “Bear Hawk” Cohen, MA. “Native American Medicine).

Sounds like a day at the spa to me!

They were (and still are) very wise.  And we have finally realized the importance of it as well.

Some people may feel that “pampering” oneself is selfish and it tends to creates guilt in them when the time and money is taken to do it.   But the ancients define pampering (balancing one’s mind, body, and spirit)  as a demonstration of self-love and self-service, not as a selfish, self-serving act.  We always contribute to society and others much more fully when WE are feeling balanced and healed first.

I must say I had really been looking forward to this treatment.  Mainly because whenever anyone from the spa asks me what treatments I have had so far, after my reply, they always respond with, “Have you had the Native American Body Balancer yet?”.  When I answer in the negative they usually follow up with, “Oh, you’re going to love that one!”

I finally understand why.  The primary purpose of this treatment is to exfoliate and soften the skin while leaving a smooth, more supple appearance (who doesn’t want that?).  Aromatherapy is also used to help to calm and reduce stress.  The best part of it though has to be the the steam shower that helps to cleanse and detoxify impurities.

I had this treatment done at the Midvale Sego Lily Spa with Aaron as my therapist.  The first part of the treatment is a body exfoliation using a Desert Mineral Salt that is gathered from Utah’s high-desert region.  Probably the same stuff the Native Americans used!  These fossilized (guess that means they are really old!) salts are rich in complex minerals that draw from deep within the skin’s layers to eliminate toxins and remove internal (stress and poor diet) and external (pollution) pollutants.  The salt, combined with herbs, organic botanical extracts, and a pure essential oil blend makes for a wonderful therapuetic effect. The salt is very coarse, nothing like table salt.

My only advice would be, if you have sensitive skin at all, do NOT shave your legs right before this treatment.  Can we say sting?!  My legs are hyper sensitive after shaving anyway, but I’ve never exactly tried a salt mixture on them after a shave.  Oh mama!  Kind of like swimming in the ocean right after shaving.  Take my advice…shave after!

The best part of the whole thing was the steam shower….well, next to Aaron’s amazing deep massage, and the heated neck wrap, and the wonderful scented lotion, and the heated table, and the…  Okay, so it was ALL wonderful!  But the steamer in the shower was delicious!  There’s nothing quite like hot steam pouring out, totally encompassing your body in humidity and warmth.  It instantly relaxes every muscle and cell in your body.  I would really like one of those in my own home.  I can only imagine what that would be like to come home to every morning after a freezing cold run.  Think how fast of a runner I would become just because I knew what was waiting for me.  Sounds like a great training plan to me.

I also must add that I didn’t flood the room this time with my shower retardedness. I am finally getting the hang of those shower nozzles!

After about 10 minutes of the steam (not near long enough!) and rinsing off the salt, I retreated back to the table.  Once Aaron returned, I received one of the best massages I have ever had.  I totally and completely relaxed.  So much so, that I don’t have a lot of details to add about that part because I was pretty much zoned out.  I did love the Shea butter he used that had a very yummy scent.  All of the products Sego Lily uses are top of the line.  That is obvious in the end result.   My skin felt the smoothest it has ever felt, with the exception of maybe when I was a newborn.  Guess we would have to ask my mother to be sure on that one.  I am sure it would be a toss up though.

Feeling very "balanced" afterwards.

Loved this treatment!  It’s amazing how smooth your skin can feel (and for such a long period of time) after being completely exfoliated.  And I finally figured out the “body balance” part!  Normally only our faces, hands, and maybe our arms are exfoliated, leaving the rest of our body deprived.  With this treatment however, legs, elbows, ankles, stomach, back, neck, and even toes get in on the fun.  Thus balancing it all out.  After this, I was so balanced I could have walked a tight rope backwards while blindfolded.

Thanks once again Sego Lily for balancing not only my mind and spirit, but also my body.  That’s a balancing act if there ever was one.

Jodi

*Harvest Facial*

Sego Lily Harvest Facial. Sounds yummy!

Well it was, though not for my tummy, but for my face.  It was fed and nourished and hydrated and served a buffet of wonderful fruits, vegetables, and herbs!  Mmm…

It did smell good enough to eat though!

This facial is a deep cleansing session enriched with a custom blend of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs to nourish the skin.  A wonderful and relaxing face, scalp, and arm or foot massage makes it complete.

My darling Esthetician was Alicia.

She was very good to inform me about each step and product used along the way.  As the “blogger”, I tend to ask a lot of questions so I will be able to write about it later.  Since taking notes is not exactly conducive to what I am doing while at the spa, sometimes I forget and ask the same question more than once.   The Sego Lily therapists and estheticians are always so patient and sweet about it.  Alicia was no exception.

I truly appreciated the personal care she gave me and how individualized the products were she chose to use on my skin.  I always leave Sego Lily feeling much more educated about what my own personal needs are and what products are best for my age and skin type.

As a typical facial goes, my face was given a deep cleansing with amazing products and then exfoliated using a berry mask. This was the first facial I was able to experience what an extraction feels like.  Not bad at all.  A little pinch, but since I only needed one or two, it was no big deal. 

I really loved the feeling of the steamer as it penetrates deep into my skin to open up my pores.  And the moisturizing products Alicia used (mostly Rhonda Allison with some Eminence) were so hydrating that my face felt like it was getting a big drink of water after being in the desert for a week.  I think it slurped them up instantly!

I’ve said it before, but the hot wash cloths placed on my face during the treatments are one of my favorite parts of a facial.  The ones placed on my feet are even better!  Oh, what a sensation.  I love the heat that penetrates deeply through the cloth, feeling like it goes directly into my soul!  That, coupled with a face and scalp massage, along with a foot (or arm) rub is the ultimate in bliss.  My only complaint is that they don’t last longer.  Maybe they need to offer a three or four hour facial? Okay, totally unrealistic, but I would sign up!

I absolutely LOVE the Rhonda Allison products that Sego Lily sells and they have now become part of my daily skin care regimen.  I believe they are the best products I have used on my skin, and I have run the gamet when it comes to trying new products.   Alicia informed me what products would work best for my particular needs, which becomes such a time and money saver because I don’t have to guess what I think will be best for my skin.  Which, of course, saves a lot of waste and money since I get the right product everytime.  That is one of the best things about having a facial with a master esthetician.

Facials have a way of making you feel about 10 years younger as you step out the door.  It doesn’t matter if you necessarily look 10 years younger (though they definitely make you look better than before!), it just matters that you feel younger.  Feeling younger puts a little skip in your step and makes your whole world seem better.

The best part of all is knowing that you are doing something very good for your skin and that it will hopefully thank you with results.  That is, of course, if you continue to pamper your face at home as well.

As far as facials go, this is one of the best.  I absolutely loved everything about it (even the extractions!)

The “bag lady”…bagging my old products for the best.

Thanks Sego Lily for making the world a little more beautiful one facial at a time!

Jodi

Couples ♥Valentine’s♥ Package

This is the treatment I have been looking forward to the most since I found out I won the Sego Lily Blogger Contest! The day they told me I had won, I was able to take a tour of the Sego Lily Layton Spa. The room I couldn’t wait to try out was the COUPLE’S ROOM. Inside are two massage tables placed side by side, along with an enormously deep jacuzzi tub, and a comfy LOVE seat! The whole room just screams romance. I was also informed on that day, that my husband and I would get to experience that room around Valentine’s Day for the couple’s massage treatment. I’m pretty sure a little scream of my own slipped out upon receiving that news.

Was I excited?

Do the stars come out at night? Are massage therapist’s relatives the luckiest people alive? Is the true meaning of life spelled C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E? I believe all of these questions are to be answered in the affirmative. So, YES… I was excited! It was six (long) months ago I learned that my husband and I were to be the lucky recipients of this great and romantic adventure and the anticipation has been building ever since..

The day finally arrived! It was a raging blizzard outside when we left our home. But that didn’t stop us from traveling over the river and through the stormy woods. The only thing that possibly could have stopped us from our long awaited pampering for two, was a vehicle without four wheel drive. But, since all of our vehicles are 4×4, we were in business! I’m not sure when I have appreciated four wheel drive more! IMG_0746

We got on our plush robes and waited in the beautiful waiting area until our therapists, Amanda and Cassi came and escorted us to the couple’s room.

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Once inside we were able to choose what scent of oil we desired for the Swedish massage. This was a first time visit for Dave to a spa. He has never had a real professional massage to speak of either. That was about to change! Bring on Amanda! We were very happy to be able to introduce him to the wonderful world of massage therapy. He was actually happier than we were about this. Of course, if he wasn’t, I would be a little worried about him. I mean after-all, WHO in their right mind wouldn’t love a Swedish massage complete with aromatic oils, soothing music playing in the background, a dimly lit room, and your sweetheart enjoying it along with you right by your side? IMG_0747 Once again it appears I enjoyed my massage a little too much…

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Cassi and Amanda waiting very happily outside the door after our massage to hand us our glass of lemon water. I think Cassi enjoyed it as much as we did! What great professionals they both are.

BUT WAIT! The fun and romance is not over yet. If you read the title, then you noticed it said ♥ Couple’s Valentine Package ♥. Yes, there’s more! The package deal is not only a couple’s Swedish massage, but a couple’s pedicure as well.

Okay so the word “pedicure” did not give Dave warm fuzzies all over. He wasn’t real thrilled about the idea of himself having a pedicure. Even though I explained how wonderful they were and how much his feetsies and toesies would thank him afterward (he wasn’t real fond of the words feetsies and toesies either), he still was not sold. Come to find out, many men are not fond of the word pedicure. The juries still out on the words feetsies and toesies. After much persuasion, (and informing him treats were involved), he consented to do the pedicure as a couple instead of him just watching me be the pampered goddess alone.IMG_0770

I’m almost positive just relaxing and kicking back in the very comfortable chairs would have been enough for him. But in came Gisselle and Jessica to add some spice to the mix.IMG_7054

When I say “spice”, I literally mean “spice”. The water was loaded with some wonderful cranberries and spicy orange slices and we were served the most amazing and delicious warm apple sections spiced with cinnamon and sugar, along with a trail mix including CHOCOLATE! Oh, and let me not forget the hot cocoa! It was supreme!IMG_7059

Sego Lily certainly knows how to add a little spice while warming you up!

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Contrary to what you make think, that is NOT a boa constrictor around Dave’s neck. Even though Sego Lily knows how to spice things up, I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t go that far. It’s actually a neck warmer. Just another one of their many little perks that makes the experience here so heavenly and perfect.

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I think even Dave finally warmed up to this. What a guy!

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My esthetician, Gissele, was very entertaining to talk to. Dave and her both speak Spanish and so they were having a lot fun talking even though Jessica and I had no idea what they were saying. That’s okay Jessica and I had our own fun trying to translate a word here and there.

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I was the only one that got to choose my favorite shade for my nails. Dave decided to pass on a color.☺ For those of you that know me, it’s a total no brainer that I went with a deep rich purple shade. Of course, Gisselle had to apply it twice because in keeping with my track record, I smudged a couple of my toes before I left the building. She couldn’t have been kinder or more understanding about it.

This was the most elaborate and pamper-ish (is that a word?) pedicure I have ever had (and I can guarantee it was the same for Dave – since he’s never had one before!) Sego Lily goes all out to make sure this is an experience of feeling ultimately pampered and Queenly – or of course, Kingly in Dave’s case.

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This Valentine’s Couple Package♥ was all and even more than I hoped for. What a great way to spend some time together with your sweetheart!

If you are a man reading this, then by all means hurry and call Sego Lily and get this scheduled for you and your honey NOW. You will score BIG! Trust me on this one. And if you are a woman, then you can either hint around by forwarding this post to your man OR you can call Sego Lily yourself and schedule it for you both. After the experience you will probably receive lots of chocolate from your man thanking you for “making” him be pampered. They all love it, they just don’t want to admit it! IMG_0782

Once again, THANK YOU Sego Lily for a wonderful Valentine’s Day treat! We ♥LOVED♥ it!

Jodi

Berry Radiance Facial

I was scheduled for the Berry Radiance Facial at the Midvale location just a few days before Christmas. I was sure that I was out of my mind for indulging myself in something such as this (PAMPERING!) at the busiest and craziest time of my year. But another part of me kept saying that it was exactly what I needed at this insane time. So I drove to the Midvale Spa for some “me time” and a break from all the hustle and bustle.

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I entered needing some help because I was so Christmas-ed out I could hardly take another step. Of course, SegoLily is always there with a smile to help out the weary and stressed.

My esthetician Janell greeted me warmly and helped me inside.

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I went into the dressing room and changed into my luxurious purple robe and then made my way out to the beautiful waiting/meditation room. Once I sat down on the couch, I was already feeling less stressed and more like decking the halls instead of the season…or someone.

I began to unwind and relax and started to really look forward to my facial. Apparently I became just a little too relaxed…

IMG_6755 When Janell came out to get me for my facial, she could tell she had her work cut out for her.

Once we got in the room, she did an evaluation of my skin to determine exactly what she would need to do. She explained that every facial is really personalized to each individual according to their skin and problems.

She began by cleansing my face with the most incredibly delicious scented product.

Next, she applied an exfoliant that was blueberry scented and was also a detox firming peel. It is supposed to get really hot and stimulate the skin while getting the blood flowing. It was more intense that something I would normally use at home, but wasn’t painful…just a little irritating. The best part of this was the scalp massage I received while waiting for the exfoliant to work.

The hot/cold treatment was next. This is to bring the redness down and soothe the skin. That it did. It felt so wonderful.

Next was the facial and neck massage with another wonderful scented cream. And just so my feet didn’t get too jealous, Janell wrapped them in hot towels. What a great indulgence.

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Last of all was the blueberry and milk mask.

The mask’s purpose is to soothe and hydrate the skin. Blueberries are great antioxidants that help fight the aging process. And as we all know, it IS a fight!

When I left that room I was feeling completely rejuvenated and refreshed! I was ready to step back out into the cold and cruel world once again and take on the insanity of the season with renewed strength. I even believe I let out a little, “Ho, ho, ho!” as I made my way to my car.

Thanks once again Sego Lily for saving my insanity!

Jodi

Detoxifying Seaweed Wrap

The menu description for this treatment reads:  Brown seaweeds are mixed and applied to the entire body. A heated wrap intensifies absorption and promotes elimination of toxins. After a refreshing shower enjoy a nourishing application of moisturizer.

After reading that you may be thinking, “Hmm…okay sounds good, but I’m not really sold.” But hopefully after reading THIS, you will be sold.  I know I am!  This was a great treatment for not only detoxing but relaxing as well.   I know the main purpose is to detox the body, but I am here to say that it detoxed my mind even more.  And I was in serious need of that at the time with Christmas just around the corner!

The first part of this treatment is a dry brush massage thats purpose is to stimulate the lymphatic system prior to the body treatment.  It is a technique that is supposedly used to pull out negative energy in the soul and is claimed that it must be done before the body can let go of anything.  After this, the serum is applied to further stimulate the lymphatic system while focusing on the major drainage points.  The seaweed is used to stimulate perspiration, which is the body’s natural elimination process, allowing it to rid itself of unwanted wastes and toxins.  Sounds a little scientific, but it all translates simply into a great detox for both body AND soul.IMG_6746

Sarah was my darling therapist and was great at explaining the process as we went along.  I was expecting some serious bright green seaweed like I experienced in the Seaweed Detox Contour Bath, but this was a just a mild light brown color.   It didn’t have an unpleasant odor like I expected either.

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Sarah applied a wonderful cleansing serum to my body and then massaged the dry brush all over.  It felt very stimulating and I could tell it was waking up my cells!  After that she applied the seaweed mask and then wrapped me up in plastic to stimulate the perspiration further.  I was then wrapped up in blankets and had a hot towel placed over my face.  That was one of the best parts.  I love to be wrapped up snug as a bug.

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It was so nice to just lay there for a few minutes in order to let the wrap do its thing.  The table I was laying on was also heated, which I totally love.

After about 15 minutes,  it was time to “wrap” it up and experience the 12 headed shower.  Sarah explained the whole shower process to me before we even began the treatment. I must admit I was a little worried that history would repeat itself from my last spa shower experience when water went everywhere (including all over the floor!) because in my relaxed state I didn’t pay close enough attention to how it worked.  This time though, I listened intently.

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Even though this shower had many more heads and controls than the last one, I was able to maneuver it with ease and I didn’t need to call for assistance.  Whew!  It also had a steam system inside that put out a steady mist of hot steam.  That was pure bliss.

After the shower, Sarah gave me a wonderful massage while applying a moisturizing body milk cream.  Only one word is necessary to describe this part of the treatment:  “Ahhhhhhhhh…”

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By this time any toxins left  in my body or soul had now hit the road.  I was officially detoxed!  And it only took 90 minutes to do it.  Not bad, considering some of those other detox programs take months and months!  Okay, so maybe it’s not the same kind of toxins, but still!

I left the spa better able to face the toxicating holidays with energy and new strength.  If you are in need of any kind of detox, be it stress, occupation, daily life, chemicals, etc., then give this treatment a try.  You will be much better off after than you were before.  That’s a given.

It was de-toxicating as well as in-toxicating!

Thanks again Sego Lily!

Jodi

Progressive Peel…very a “peel” ing!

I have to admit I was a little bit nervous for the chemical peel I was scheduled for. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t know if it was going to be painful or if I was going to have to hide myself for a week due to excessive peeling.

I am happy to report that neither was the case. Since this was my first chemical peel, aka the Progressive Peel on the Sego Lily menu, my awesome aesthetician Jessica told me that she would be sure and not be as aggresive as if it were my 4th or 5th. You gradually work up to a more intense treatment each time…thus the title Progressive Peel. For those of you that aren’t sure what a chemical peel does, it is basically a deep exfoliation using chemicals to enhance skin quality by removing its damaged outer layers, in order to create a smoother surface and improve its texture. The only real side effect is light flaking and peeling similar to a sunburn and possible sensitivity to the sun.

When Jessica took me into the treatment room, I was very excited because I was in the room with the cool ceiling! I had seen it before many times but never had a treatment in there until this one. I had to take photos of it because it would be too hard to describe. Add that little bit of ambiance to your already relaxed state and well…it just doesn’t get any better! Okay, maybe if someone like say…Johnny Depp, came in and fed me some exotic chocolate while I was in my zen zone, then it could get just a little bit better, but other than that, no way.

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Jessica got started by cleansing my face really well. She also had the steam machine misting warmly to open the pores on my face. She then put on a product to prepare my skin for the chemicals. It was a little tingly, but not painful. My favorite part between each product was the warm towel that she wrapped around my face. That felt so incredibly good. She told me before she applied the chemical product that it might sting a little. I was happily surprised that it wasn’t too bad for me. She said the degree of sensation is different for everyone. It did sting a bit with somewhat of a burning sensation, but she only left it on for eight minutes and so it was really no big deal. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being very painful, it was only about a three. It did increase some as time progressed but nothing I would really complain about. I do understand that with each treatment the sensation or uncomfortableness will intensify because it progressively goes deeper.

While we waited for the chemicals to do their thing, Jessica gave me a neck and shoulder massage. The pain could have been very intense and it wouldn’t have mattered at that point. I was taken to another world and completely relaxed. I would compare it to having nitrous oxide at the dentist. You can still feel the pain, but you don’t care. Same idea here. It was wonderful. I carry all my stress in my neck and shoulders and I could feel it release as she worked her magic.

After that Jessica then cleansed my face again making sure to remove all the chemical residue. It felt good to be relieved of the burning sensation as she applied a soothing lotion of some kind and, of course, sunscreen. She then gave me a scalp massage. Everyone should be blessed with a scalp massage every day. I loved it! I love my hair played with because it feels so good. This was that feeling times 10.

Nov 09 207That really was all there was to it. Fairly quick and not too uncomfortable at all. And who can complain when you are getting pampered right along with it?

It is recommended for the Progressive Peel that for best results you schedule a series of 5-6 treatments with at least one week in between each. It is important to stay out of the sun as much as possible and to be sure and wear sunscreen on your face whether there is a lot of sun or not, as your skin will be much more sensitive to sun damage for a couple of weeks until the new skin is replenished. I was also warned that when it starts to peel and flake, to not pick or peel at it (something I love to do!) because it can scar if you do that. However, the degree of peeling for me was very minimal. It was more of a very light flaking.

As I left, I felt like I was glowing. And that’s always a good feeling! I would have to give it a two thumbs up as a very a“peel” ing way to fight the aging process.

Thanks again Sego Lily!

Jodi

Honeydew and Paraffin Cocoon…I’ve been transformed!

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As I arrived at the Layton Sego Lily Spa to recieve my Honeydew and Paraffin Cocoon treatment, I was feeling like a frozen caterpillar wishing for a nice warm cocoon so I could transform myself into a butterfly and fly away in the warm sunshine. It felt like winter had hit suIMG_6391ddenly and I wasn’t prepared for the change. I was looking forward to being wrapped up all warm and toasty.

As soon as I opened that door, I was feeling somewhat transformed already. Just stepping into the spa had an incredible and immediate calming power. Sitting in the meditation room didn’t hurt either. It was so nice to just slow down and sit for a bit surrounded in an environment of serenity and peace.

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The incredible shower!

Jamie was my therapist for this treatment. She was very knowledgeable and explained everything that she would be doing. She showed me the AMAZING shower in the room that I would be using later on in the treatment and taught me how to use it. Since it had about 12 shower heads and three controls, I needed the training! They were everywhere. It looked like fun! After answering in the affirmative that I understood how it worked we got down to business.

First on the list was a loofah mitt scrub to peel away layers of old skin. This wasn’t the most pleasant part of the treatment by any means, but not too bad either. I was a little ticklish in places…namely feet and tummy! The loofah scrub helps prepare the skin for the rest of the treatment in order to enhance the absorption of the moisturizer.

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Jamie preparing my cocoon

The next part is what I was really looking most forward to. Having very warm strips of paraffin wrapped around my body! I was curious as to how Jamie was going to accomplish this, but once she showed me, it seemed totally simple. She took large strips of a cheesecloth like fabric and dipped it in hot paraffin. She then let it drip off to a point where she could transfer it from her table to mine without dripping too much. Then she wrapped it around one section of my body at a time. It felt so warm and soothing! I looked like I was being mummified!

The paraffin enhances absorption, sealing in moisture. It also keeps you really still because you know if you move too much, you might crack the wax after it has dried! It felt so cozy to be all wrapped up in such warmth, but it got even better. I was then wrapped up in plastic and another heavy duty blanket. I was already on a nice warm heated table (which I LOVE!) and so I was feeling really snuggly and protected from any outside chill or cold.

Oh baby, I was loving this!

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I am the kind of person that can never get warm enough and this was the ultimate way to achieve it! The goal is to sweat while in the cocoon in order to remove impurities from your body. I did some, but not too much. I never felt claustrophobic or too hot. It was perfect and the best part was still to come.

After I was all tucked in and toasty warm, Jamie placed a lavender scented eye mask over my eyes and then massaged my neck and head. Oh wow! It had to be the ultimate in relaxation. Let’s see…laying on a heated table wrapped in warm paraffin and blanket cocoon, dimmed lights, scented eye mask, calming music playing in the background, wonderful aromatherapy scents everywhere, all while receiving a wonderful head and neck massage! I don’t need Calgon to take me away, Sego Lily already did!

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Me in all my cocoon-ness!

WOW!

Even though I could have layed there all day, I knew all good things must come to an end and it was time to emerge from my cocoon. Jamie removed the blankets and then the paraffin. It came off remarkably well and quick. It was now time to try out the awesome shower. Jamie reminded me again how to use the control and so I was confident I could handle it, but my confidence was short lived when I tried to turn it on and it began to spray out the shower door onto the floor!

Yikes!

I guess I wasn’t listening as well as I had thought. I was still wrapped up in my towel and knew I needed some help. Just then I saw the door crack open a little and so I called out, “Jamie???”. Thankfully it was her and she heard me! Jamie to the rescue! She was able to adjust it perfectly…meaning the water stayed inside where it was supposed to! She also made me feel better and not totally retarded when she informed me that a lot of her clients have problems with the shower because it’s hard to assimilate instructions when in such a relaxed state.

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I was just relieved the water was now staying inside the shower! It was the coolest (although very hot) shower I have ever had. Warm water shooting from every direction was quite the experience. I would love to have one of those in my home, but then I can only imagine the water bill! I would never want to get out. After the shower, the final step was to have more of the Honeydew Hungarian lotion rubbed onto me again. I was feeling more and more like a butterfly with each step….er, rub.

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Sadly enough, it was time to re-enter the cold and cruel world. But as I did, I felt like a new butterfly emerging into springtime feeling light as air! That feeling alone makes winter a great time to have this treatment. It was one of the best so far.

I encourage you to crawl into Sego Lily and experience the Honeydew and Paraffin Cocoon treatment. I promise when you have emerged, you too will fly away from there happy as spring! I know I did!

Thank you once again Sego Lily for another great transformation!

Jodi