Posts tagged #dayspa

Relax-- It's Summer!

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The sun is out, the birds are chirping-- Summer has arrived in Oregon!  To me, here feels like a manic time when everyone feels obligated to be outside as much as humanly possible before the rain clouds return. Here at the spa we were just talking about how summer absolutely flies by. In the blink of an eye, June becomes September. If you have kids, summer can be an extra busy-crazy-stressful time of year with all the activities.  This means setting time aside to unwind and de-stress is crucial even in the summer. In the summer, vacations and fun can overtake self care’s importance. With that being said, we still want to see all our loyal, wonderful clients over the summer!  Here are some ways to customize your Pearl Day Spa experience to honor the summertime.

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Spend time in our Garden.  Did you know that we have a tranquil garden space?  When you arrive for your appointment, check in at the front desk, order a beverage, and head out the back door.  You’ll find a quiet patio with comfy couches lined by lush green plants. You can spend time out here before or after your appointment, whichever you choose.

(Pro Tip: Let the front desk know if you are heading there before your appointment, so we can let your practitioner know where to find you!)

Sip a Little Somethin’ We offer a selection of local wines and beers for you to enjoy either before, after, or inbetween your appointments. This is an awesome choice for those after-work appointments-- kick back, sip, and relax.

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Try a pedicure. Pedicures are a great way to relax and can be customized so much.  Choose one of our four scent profiles and get cozy in our plush armchairs while your feet soak.  Not only do you get to unwind, but your feet and legs will feel so luxurious. Pedicures are perfect for pre-vacations, and can be done in as little as 45 minutes.

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Finally-- Remember the SPF. If you just absolutely cannot come in for an appointment, at least remember this one thing.  Your aesthetician will thank you when you come back in the winter without sun damage.

Enjoy your summer, and remember to take some time to yourself.

Posted on June 20, 2019 and filed under Self-care, Skincare & Beauty.

Stressed About Your First Visit to the Spa? Don't Be!

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Starting your self-care regimen (or even just taking the opportunity to try something new) can be a little overwhelming, especially if you have never been to a spa. At the Pearl, we welcome all, whether you come every week or have never had a massage. For those who are entirely new to the spa scene, or just have some weird questions you’ve always wondered about, we are here to shed some light on the spa experience.

You have scheduled an appointment, and the day approaches.  Leading up to your appointment, notice some of these questions:

  • Where in your body are you sore, stiff, or holding tension?

  • What issues would you like addressed (during your massage/facial/nails/etc. appointment)

  • What is your goal for your appointment?

  • What are your preferences for your service? Do you like to chat, or would you rather have complete silence?

Keep these in your mind or-- better yet-- write them down to discuss with your provider.  This will help you maximize what you get from your appointment.

People often ask, “Should I wear anything in particular to my appointment?” My recommendation is to wear something you are comfortable in to maximize your relaxing experience. Most of our appointments will have you dress down so it’s not necessary to wear anything specific, but it does help to undress and dress quickly before and after. Remember, the spa is a place of relaxation, so anything that might cause you distraction or stress should be left at home or tucked out of sight. We request that cell phones be placed on silent out of respect for other patrons.  Upon arrival, you’ll check in at the Front Desk to fill out any necessary information prior to your appointment.

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Finally, it’s time for your appointment!  Your therapist, aesthetician, or nail tech will ask you some questions. Now is the time to bring up those points from earlier. Holding tension in your neck?  Speak up and let them know! Communication during your entire appointment is paramount-- after all, we aren’t mind readers. If the pressure is too light, too firm, the bed is too hot, your therapist talks way too much, don’t be afraid to speak up and make requests. We won’t be offended. In fact, we enjoy hearing from our clients so we can make their experience truly exceptional.

After your appointment, be sure to drink plenty of water!  Massages can loosen up soft-tissue metabolites and other substances within the body, so drinking more water than normal will help to flush these out of the system. Remember to check in again at the front desk, re-book another appointment, and enjoy the effects of your service!



Posted on April 23, 2019 and filed under Self-care, Massage & Bodywork, Skincare & Beauty.