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“Body butter, drenching.”

“Body butter, drenching.”

“Body butter, dren – oops, there’s my exit!”

If ever there was a morning I needed a good buttering and drenching, today was it.  I had left a husband making crêpes in my just-cleaned kitchen, my floors had sticky puddles on top of the sticky puddles that needed cleaning last week, and my laundry piles had physically eaten my laundry room.  Engulfed.  Digested.  Gone. Burp. I was headed for ninety minutes of being slathered in something akin to butter, being wrapped in plastic and blankets until it absorbed, then I would be massaged until I was unconscious.  (Maybe I added that last part)  To say I was excited is to say the sea is wet; there may have been actual skipping as I got out of my car in the parking lot.

The Sego Lily Mind Body Spa isn’t just pretty; it’s a knockout.  The Palladio colors and architecture are reminiscent of something you’d stumble across in an Italian countryside, were you lucky enough to stumble across a wellness spa as you hoofed it through the Italian countryside.  This isn’t a strip mall spa; there are no cheesy posters on the wall, no sixteen year-olds getting their hair blown out for prom in the front room, no smell of nail polish remover wafting or fluorescent lighting overhead.  From the moment you walk through the heavy wrought iron doors, you get the message: This is an escape.


After I checked in and was shown to the changing room, I was given my eggplant chenille-lined robe and spa slippers and instructed to change and wait for my therapist in the relaxation room.  I couldn’t get there as fast as planned – the changing room alone could’ve held my interest for twenty minutes.  Spa quality face lotions and rinses, complimentary Q-tips, hair elastics, razors, deodorant, hairspray; that was just the stuff by the sink!  There were showers, a steam room, a sauna – you name it.  Had I somewhere to go other than home to my laundry room’s skeletal remains, I would’ve been set.  Then, the relaxation room:  They aren’t kidding; I was tempted to ditch the treatment and see how long I could go unnoticed on the huge, overstuffed couches.  Low light, an assortment of herbal teas, hot chocolate, mints, fresh fruit and – get this – a melody of dried fruit on which I could drizzle dark chocolate syrup infused with antioxidants!  Stop it, Sego Lily.  You’re messing with my reality.


After a few relaxing minutes and ample snooping, Kaylie appeared in her all-black attire and I mean business apron and greeted and escorted me to my room.  So it began.  This wasn’t my first rodeo, if you get my drift, so I assured Kaylie, as she walked me through the process, that this body had seen ample time inside a spa.  How wrong I was – there are treatments, and then there are treeeeeeaaatments. Kaylie rubbed me in something that was literally the texture and consistency of butter, except it smelled like lime verbena and the aroma combined with the warmth of the room made me feel like I was lying on a beach somewhere, sun drenched to my toes.  And did I mention the table was warmed?  Warmed!  The gentle heat radiated up from my underside and wrapped around me like a blanket – oh wait, that was the actual blanket Kaylie wrapped me in when she was through slathering; a cozy cocoon so snugly and moist I felt akin to a baked potato in foil, sizzling away on the oven’s top rack.  While I marinated, Kaylie covered my eyes in an herbal  mask (Yum, lavender.  And again with the warming!) and massaged my neck and shoulders; there was contact with pressure points, pulling and maneuvering, and I was a limp noodle.  Once I was peeled from my toasty shell, the massage began.


I’d like to give you intimate details of the massage but it was a complete out of body experience and might’ve lasted minutes or days – couldn’t tell you.  I was so relaxed, somewhere betwixt and between being asleep, that I only remember being rubbed and touched so wonderfully I felt completely at peace.  And I forgot the dishes.  And I forgot the laundry.  I forgot the constant list that I write in my head every waking moment.  And I just was. Ninety minutes from the start we were through.  Kaylie was the quintessential massage therapist; speaking only enough to make me feel connected though never requiring constant dialogue.  She was firm and confident and though she probably tips the scales at 90 pounds, she worked all 5’11’’ of me like putty in her hands.  Once I pulled myself together and headed out the door, I let out a long sigh and reminded myself why every mother, nay every woman, deserves time to herself to indulge in something that makes her feel energized.  Women deplete their stores on a daily basis; Sego Lily wipes the slate clean, if for only ninety minutes, so that we can take off our robes, suit back up and face the world again; or at the very least, the laundry piles.  Woman, get thee to Sego Lily.

Announcing the Finalists!

Congratulations to the Five Finalists!

First off, we want to thank ALL of the wonderful bloggers that entered.  We could only select five but way more than five of you won our hearts and smiles with your fabulous entries.  Thanks so much!

After an INTENSE selection process we are very excited to announce the five finalists in the Search for the Sego Lily Blogger!  And without further delay, here are your five finalists!

Angie Lucas – link

Heather Herbert – link

Jodi W. – link

Amanda Calton – link

Robin Konie – link

How the Judging Process Worked?

Narrowing down so many great entries required a bit more time and brainstorming than we originally anticipated. Here are some details on the selection process we used.

To select these finalists we assembled all of the entries and distributed them to our five-person management team at Sego Lily.  Each person on the team could nominate any entry as a “semi-finalist” which gave us a list of 14 of our favorite entries.

From that list each Sego Lily Manager was asked to rank them in order, 1 being their favorite and 14 being their least favorite.  These five scores were averaged together giving each blogger a final score.  The top five scores were selected as finalists

The voting was EXTREMELY close, there was a .75 point difference between 6th and 5th place. Everyone that entered should be very proud of the wonderful work and we hope to see you next year when the contest begins again!

What Happens Next?

All of our finalists have been contacted by phone and have a treatment scheduled, once the treatments are finished they will all have an opportunity to write a post on this, the OFFICIAL Sego Lily Blog about their experience and then the public will help us choose by voting (using the comment section of each blog post) for their favorite.

The top vote getters will be ranked in order and this number will be averaged with a separate ranking by the Sego Lily Management team.  The blogger with the top average score will win the title of Sego Lily Blogger and the dream year will begin.

That Won’t Be the End!

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The Search for the Sego Lily Blogger (Update)

The Judging Continues…

We are overwhelmed by how many well written, creative, hilarious and fun entries we’ve received!

Thank you Moms!

We never would have guessed it would be this difficult to pick only five winners! Rest assured the judging is going on full-steam ahead and the five lucky finalists will be contacted and announced on this blog within the next week or two.

In the meantime we hope all of you had a fabulous Mother’s Day.  Mother’s Day is a very busy time of the year at the spas and rightfully so. You moms out there deserve all the thanks in the world for your thousands and thousands of sacrifices over the years, both large and small.  My wife and I just found out we’ll be having a boy in September and I can’t even believe what women need to put up with to bring a new person into this big, tiny world!  You moms were just built different, you’re like the best invention even before sliced bread.

The judging will be wholly unbiased, but for all you moms out there that entered our contest, I’m rooting for you!

-Jake Garn, Marketing Coordinator, Sego Lily Mind Body Spa

Good Day Utah

National Stress Awareness Day

Fox 13 Broadcasts live at the Midvale Sego Lily Mind Body Spa

We were so happy to host Fox13 and their wonderful crew at our spa all morning long, if you missed it feel free to catch up on all the segments below, originally aired live on April 16th, 2009.

*Unfortunately the opportunity to take advantage of the exclusive offer mentioned has passed.

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Utah Search for the Sego Lily Blogger!

**Update from Sego Lily Spa:

We have extended the entry deadline until April 25th, 2009! Please be sure to subscribe to this blog for future updates and announcements.

The Search for the Sego Lily Blogger!

Are you one of Utah’s Best Bloggers? Are your skills worthy of landing you the title of the Sego Lily Blogger?

If the answer is yes then you could win the absolute ultimate spa package. A spa treatment, every month for the entire year… at BOTH Sego Lily locations!

A dream schedule of 24 of our most luxurious treatments, valued around $3,000. We cover the tip, we cover the treatment, and basically we treat you like royalty… the catch? You just have to blog about the experience and tell the rest of the world what it’s like to enjoy the most healthy indulgence of your life!

Creating Your Entry
Your Personal Blog is Your Entry Form!
Entry Deadline is April 25th, 2009
Entry is simple, post on your own personal blog about why YOU should be the Sego Lily Blogger for a year. Write whatever you’d like but make it entertaining, stylish and make it stand out! Also, you must post a link to this page at the end of your blog entry, that way all your friends and family can see what you are entering!

We are looking for a blogger that is entertaining and interesting to read. We will judge all of the entries in three separate criterias, the creativity of your entry, your writing style, and last – the look and feel of your blog design.

Submitting Your Entry
Send an email to blog@segolilyspa.com and include the following:

  • Your Name
  • Contact Information (phone number, email address, mailing address)
  • A Link to your blog where you posted “Why you should be the Sego Lily Blogger”
  • Feel free to post a link to your own blog in the comments below (The finalists are voted on publicly so it won’t hurt to get some early fans!)

The Finalists
We will narrow down all of the entries to five finalists, these finalists will be given a free luxurious treatment, and all the tools (including Sego Lily logos, graphics and photos) to create a sample Sego Lily Blog post on and tell the world about their treatment!

The Voting
The Sego Lily Blogger WILL be Found
After the finalists have blogged about their experience the public will vote on their favorite. The winning blogger will turn into the Official Sego Lily Blogger, contracts will be signed and the dream year will begin!

The Reward!

The Dream Spa Schedule!
The winner will be the official Sego Lily Blogger for a year! You will receive a full schedule of regular spa treatments. Over the course of the year the Sego Lily blogger will be treated to our most fabulous indulgences including a variety of facials, body treatments, vichy showers, massages and pedicures. That’s not all, we’ll also customize a treatment schedule to address any indivual concerns you have about your skin or figure. Is that all, of course not! As an honorary employee of the spa you will also receive a variety of employee-only benefits, that we’ll be happy to share with you once you are selected!

Frequently Asked Questions

Question. Do I need to know HTML or be knowledgeable about web design?

Answer. You do not need to be a computer expert to enter, and no, you do not need to know HTML or have any kind of technical knowledge to enter or win! Things like adding photos and making the text look good are easy to do without any knowledge of technical web design.

Question. I’ve never been to a spa, can I still enter this contest?

Answer. Yes, absolutely!  Spa experience is not a requirement, if you win you will get PLENTY of spa experience!

Rules and Requirements
No purchase necessary! Must be 18 to enter. Must be willing to travel to spa locations at your expense for treatments (so we’d prefer you live in Northern Utah!) Winner agrees to blog about their experience at the spa in order to continue to receive complimentary treatments. Sego Lily blogger needs to be physically able to receive regular spa treatments, in the event that any conditions occur that pre-empt continued normal treatments, including but not limited to injury or pregnancy, then Sego Lily management reserves the right to replace the Blogger with an alternate. Sego Lily blogger agrees that all content generated for the Sego Lily Blog is the property of Sego Lily Spa and is created under a work-for-hire agreement in and exchange for services rendered. Sego Lily management reserves the right to replace the winner with an alternate finalist in the event that these conditions are not met. Other terms and conditions do apply, please inquire for full details.