“Oooooooh my!”, “You’ve got to be kiddin’ me!”, Somewhere, sometime, I must have done something right!”, “I think I’ll take up permanent residence here!”, “Pina Colada please”, “Holy cucumber!”, “Ahh…ahhhhh….ahhhhhhhh!”, “Pinch me, I think I’ve just died and gone to heaven!”, “Whoever came up with this deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for restoring peace to my soul!”, “Zzz…zzzzz…zzzzzz”.
These were just a few of the thoughts floating around in my head while I was receiving my Ultimate Body Cure at the Layton Sego Lily Spa. I originally thought the name of the treatment was Ultimate Body Care – not Cure. But that last word is of utmost importance because it really defines what happens! So far, this has been my favorite treatment I’ve had at Sego Lily to date….well okay, with the exception of when I was crowned as the winner! NOTHING can really top that because it meant I would get to experience this and more!
I was really looking forward to this treatment even though I wasn’t sure what to expect when I entered the spa that morning. I knew this one was going to rank right up there at the top however, because every therapist and aesthician I ‘ve had so far asked me if I’ve had the vichy shower/massage yet. When I reply no, they all told me I was going to love it. Now I know why!
Every single part of the experience was incredible. Starting with my therapist Amanda. She was so darling and sweet. She made it all very relaxing, yet fun. She’s the kind of person that even though you just met them, you feel like you have been friends for years.
Amanda walked me to the room and as we entered we were enveloped by a warm and misty vapor of steam. I was already enjoying this! She explained the treatment procedure and asked if I had any questions. After she stepped out of the room I laid face down on the incredibly comfortable AND heated table! Wow, I really love these heated tables! I placed the huge towel over me and when Amanda came back in she was wearing a large water proof apron. She informed me we were both going to be drowned rats by the end. Bring on the drowning! By this time I was so excited I could hardly wait for the cure!
Once I got comfortable on my stomach, Amanda had me approve of the water temperature and then cranked on the vichy shower heads. Yes, that was heads, not head. Seven to be exact! Seven different sized and shaped shower heads shooting out very hot and healing water at different pressure levels while moving very slowly back and forth across my entire towel covered body – with the exception of my head (or I really would have been a drowned rat, not that I would have minded at that point however!) Oh my! Now, there is bliss and then there is heavenly bliss. I don’t even have to tell you which this was. I felt like I had escaped to a far away paradisaical island where I was lying on a sandy beach, completely relaxed during a downpour of very warm rain! I would have been absolutely content if this part lasted the entire 90 minutes! But there was much more pampering in store!
The first part of the cure was to exfoliate. As we all know, the cure for many ailments requires some kind of healing soup. No exception here. The exfoliation remedy consisted of a big bowl of cucumber soup. Besides cukes, it was also comprised of honey, milk, and oil. It smelled good enough to eat! Good thing I had my Wheaties that morning. Amanda used a loofah with the cuke soup to scrub my dry skin cells away. It felt invigorating! Then once again the shower heads slowly streamed back and forth across my body pulsating down their very hot and soothing water while rinsing away the cuke soup and warming me outside and in! I felt like a car in a car wash being rinsed as the jet spray circles around and around.
The second part of the cure was to cleanse. This was done with a fabulous sweet grass scented soap. It was the most wonderful feeling as she held the smooth and slippery soap in her hand as she massaged it into me. And then once again it was shower time! Oh, how I loved that part! There is something very tranquilizing about the sound of water. It was unbelievably relaxing. Showers are relaxing anyway, but having one while laying down on a heated table with your eyes closed while being massaged is something you have to experience to appreciate! I was already feeling cured of most of my stress.
The next step of the cure was the massage. Amanda used a creamy apple pear souffle for this part. Yum! A word of advice: Be sure to come with a full stomach or it will be growling from all these delicious aromas! Now, we all know that massages are great, but when coupled with hot steamy water from a vichy shower, it’s really impossible to out do that! Talk about total relaxation. In the future when someone tells me to go to my happy place…this will be it!
Next in line was my face. I turned over onto my back and then Amanda cleansed my face and neck with a very aromatic lemon cleanser. Another wonderful scent! After that she applied cucumbers on my face and let them do their thing while she gave me another amazing massage on that side of my body. I couldn’t quit thinking (and saying aloud a few times) that I had seriously died and gone to heaven. It really just doesn’t get any better than this. Amanda then placed then cucumbers on my hands. I was so relaxed at this point that I don’t think they stayed on too well!
The last part of the cure was the hair and scalp treatment. My hair was washed with a lemon verbena shampoo and my scalp was very happy when it got it’s own private massage. What a great feeling to have someone wash your hair for you and then help release all your stored up tension through a scalp massage. Ooooooh… But sadly, it was then time for my final rinse. I was not ready for it to end. However, I was now feeling totally and completely cured, not only in body, but in mind and spirit as well. It’s amazing what a little soup and a hot shower massage can do!
I’m no doctor, but I do have the prescription for healing your mind, body, and soul. Sego Lily’s Ultimate Body Cure. Take two asprins and call them in the morning!