A spa day in the Life.
Woke up this morning, homemade raw granola with almond milk for breakfast. Drove to the food co-op to refill the spa water jug and bought a Kale, Lime, and Apple juice drink. Pulled into work at the spa. It’s Farmer’s Market today so big crowd downtown and all the local shops have outdoor sales today because it is the Dog Days of Summer sale. Dark Star Visuals, Flying Possum Leather, Swift’s Jewelers, Town and Country, Terra Tots, The Mustache. These are the people that make up the fabric of our community. I love them.
Farmer’s Market with beautiful bouquets walking by, babies in strollers, dog’s on leashes. Music on every corner. Fresh blackberries, cause you know it’s July. Zucchini, lettuce, TOMATOES! Lots of tomatoes. Good tomatoes. Beefsteak tomatoes. Basil and rosemary, and everything that smells like summer. And did I mention bouquets? Big, beautiful bouquets.
At work we did a spa party for 10 year old girls while their moms walked the market. We did another spa party for a bride to be and 5 of her friends. I did a foot massage for some poor sweet neuropathic feet. I did a stress point massage for an aerial dance teacher who had no idea how tight her teres major, teres minor, and subscapularis were. Another hour and a half massage for somebody whose 12 year old daughter conspired with relatives to buy her some spa time, how awesome is that?
Body waxes and duets happened in our space today.
A friend came by with her daughter and we dreamed about going to Tahoe for a girl’s week. I got to see an employee whom I have not seen since she had her baby. I love her.
Another friend came by to see if she had money on her account. She didn’t want to use it, she’s just saving it for a rainy day. Her baby is due soon. She’s waiting, but she is happy knowing she has a gift certificate.
Another woman bought $500 worth of gift certificates for 3 of her employess with gift bags of soaps as a beautiful addition.
Had C.H.E.W. (Clunk’s Hungry Express Wagon) deliver some sushi while I balanced the drawer.
11 hour day in the life of a spa girl.
Now to put on my Nursing Student Cap. I have a test over 6 chapters of pathophysiology on Monday. Better get cracking.
Wendy Finn is the mother of 4 boys, owner of I.M. Spa, a Raw Food Enthusiast and educator, a world traveler in pursuit of superior massage education, a Master Massage Therapist of 20 plus years, a gardener, and a nursing student. She’s passionate about touching people and sharing health.