Thursday, April 16, 2015

Salon and Spa Directory: Massage Envy (Plus a Giveaway!)

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I really can't think of anything better than getting a massage and a facial in the same day. So when I had the opportunity to visit any Massage Envy location of my choosing recently -- with the promise of enjoying both services in one fell swoop as part of the Ultimate Envy Treatment -- I, of course, leapt eagerly to the massage and facial tables at once.

I had been curious about Massage Envy for quite some time before I finally visited one. A massage for under $100? A facial for under $100? Could they actually be any good, I wondered? Well, I had no reason to worry -- because the massage and facial I received were among the best I've experienced in my many, many (MANY) years of spa going.

I visited the location in Pittsburgh's Wexford neighborhood (yes, I actually traveled to the suburbs for this), and was immediately put at ease by everyone from the receptionist at the front desk to my massage therapist and esthetician. Everyone was friendly, accommodating and ready to ensure I had the most marvelous time during my treatment.

Before any treatment at Massage Envy, you must fill out a form with your concerns and areas you'd like to work on. I give a lot of kudos to my massage therapist for not thinking I was crazy, because my sheet basically said she should pound me into the table and work out as many kinks as humanly possible. (What can I say, I carry a lot of tension in my neck, shoulders and back due to my migraines.) To her credit, her strokes were even, firm and just deep enough to make me know every single knot would be released -- without making me want to cry out in pain at the same time, which is a feat in itself with deep tissue work! The hour went by rapidly, probably due to the fact that I was completely blissed out the entire time.

My facial was just as wonderful. Massage Envy uses Murad products and customizes every facial to your skin type and concerns, so I knew I was in good hands (pardon the pun). My skin had been incredibly dry, thanks to the horrible winter that seemed to go on forever, so my esthetician worked to hydrate, nourish and moisturize the skin as much as possible. And here's how I REALLY knew the facial was perfect (aside from the fact that my skin looked absolutely glowy and incredible at the end of it, obviously): I FELL ASLEEP WHILE SHE WAS DOING MY EXTRACTIONS. If you can squeeze my skin and make me take a nap at the same time, I'm pretty sure it's love.

Since there are Massage Envy locations all over the United States, it's incredibly easy to find the location nearest you for a little pampering. You can find your nearest location at massageenvy.com. Introductory massages are $49.99 for 1 hour or $74.99 for 90 minutes, or you can become a member for $59.99 a month.

And here's the best part. One lucky reader has the chance to win a Massage Envy Gift Card to experience the Ultimate Envy Treatment for yourself! This giveaway has a retail value of $110. To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

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69 comments:

  1. Need to pamper myself after a long time. I am tired with all the body pains.

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  2. I'm working 2 jobs and running a household. I'd love just an hour or two of pure relaxation.

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  3. I have been increasing my workouts and my muscles are sore.

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  4. I am a wife, mother of one, step mother of four, grandmother of nine. As women, taking care of ourselves and treating to a luxury like a massage is the last thing on our list.

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  5. I am a young professional woman. Whether it be for work, food & networking events or for my family, I am always on the go! I need a nice, relaxing day at the spa to regroup, so that I can be the person I need to be, for everyone that needs me.

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  6. A massage and a facial in the same day is the perfect way to get pampered, and to let the stresses in life melt away!

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  7. I'm so stressed right now with my dad in the hospital and my mom's health issues. Need to forget and relax my mind even just for a while.

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  8. I have always been so curious about Massage Envy. Great post!

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  9. Wow! After reading about your fabulous trip to Massage Envy....I want to.go too! It's been years since I've had a massage or a facial and boy could I use some pampering!

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  10. LMAO You crack me up, traveled to the burbs bahah it's good to know fab places exist outside of the city!

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  11. I have had a stressful time of it. I've been taking care of my inlaws for 2.5 years but they are going to be moving out soon! I could use a massage!

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  12. I have never had a massage or a facial... or anything like that! After the stress of the past year (my husband was diagnosed with severe panic disorder, his father's health deteriorated, and then his father passed away in February), coupled with me dealinging with my mother living with us.... I could use a little "me" time!

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  13. I've been to Massage Envy once and was transported. Best massage ever.

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  14. I had a really bad week and could use some pampering

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  15. I have never had a massage before and would love to take some time to unwind and relax. Brittney House

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  16. I think every stressed out mom needs a good pampering once in awhile. I know I sure do.

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  17. We have one or two branches here, I have always been curious why the services are priced relatively low...

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  18. I work at an animal hospital which can be a joy at times but also stressful both mentally and physically. My feet and back are hurting after those 10 and 12 hour days.

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  19. I have never had a facial before and your experience sounds so glamorous! Massage Envy has great prices, too! I need a massage because I get migraines too and my neck, shoulders and back carry all my tension.

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  20. Some of my friends used to work at a Massage Envy!

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  21. I would not use this for myself but give it to my wife. She works very hard at everything she does and deserves to be pampered. This would be my way of saying thank you and that I love her.

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  22. As a mom to 4 girls, im always putting myself 6th! I would love the opportunity to put myself first, and this would be a perfect way.

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  23. Sounds like an incredible experience! I love that their prices are so reasonable too.

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  24. I'm a single mom of two rowdy boys - I need to relax!!

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  25. Because life has gotten really hectic lately around here.

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  26. A massage, you ask? Yes. Yes, please.

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  27. It would just be nice to treat myself.

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  28. Lots of life changes in a short amount of time. I could really use the pampering.

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  29. I need yo pamper myself with the Ultimate Envy treatment to pamper myself while going through an unwanted divorce.

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  30. Ah... I love a good spa day or massage or at least a day at the terme... I need it - and it's such a great way to unwind.

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  31. Aahh Lord knows I need a massage!!! I would love to have the massage and facial combo. I have never had a facial and would love to experience one. And for a massage I still have not found one I love! They all miss something and do not get the areas i meed most, ESPECIALLY take out the knots!!!😩

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  32. I need to pamper myself cause I work non-stop (so it seems) with kids, job, house, etc. etc. And the old bod is starting to get achy and creaky so a massage would be great!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  33. Because I have two boys that drive me insane.

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  34. I work two jobs several days a week and am frequently exhausted! I need all the pampering I can get!

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  35. I have been constantly stressed out after the death of a close family member.

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  36. i havent had one in over a year. it has been a stressful year with car and job issues.

    xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com danielle marie

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  37. I'm a toddler mom and we just moved across the country for my husband's military job, so things have been very hectic around here! I'd love some time to focus on me and just relax!

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  38. I have been a bit overwhelmed lately. I'm in dire need of a little pampering!

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  39. I could use some stress relief.

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  40. I could use a little pampering and some me time. I've been helping out my 95 year old Aunt whose been sick, helping prepare our oldest for college, while caring for our other kids. Basically I'm feeling burned out.

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  41. I work full time, raise a family and go to school! I could use a little down time.

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  42. I have really bad TMJ and when I'm stressed, as I have been lately, the clenching makes my jaw, neck, and entire back hurt -- it's a horrible domino effect! I could definitely use a shoulder and neck rub!!

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  43. I could use a good pampering because life has been stressful for the past few months dealing with medical issues and waiting for my next surgery. However, I think I would probably pass on the gift card to my mom to be pampered because she has really been there for me lately and this would be a way to show my appreciation to her. Or maybe we can split the gift card and each get a short introductory massage during a girls day afternoon.

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  44. I need to pamper myself because I've been under a lot of stress lately due to dealing with work issues (may loss my job soon) and my 92 year old dad winding up in the hospital twice in the past couple of weeks.

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  45. It would be a welcome release of tension.

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  46. I would love to pamper myself with the Ultimate Envy treatment from Massage Envy because I have been dealing with my 3 kids, a stressed husband because of his job, and inlaws living in my house for the last 4 months.

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  47. Because it is the one thing I always forget to do is pamper myself.

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  48. I will be backpacking in the mountains for a straight month. I will definitely need to be pampered after that.

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  49. I feel like I need 'me' time after spending all day with three little boys!

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  50. My husband has been away for a week and I have a sick little girl on my hands. I need a break! Thank you!

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  51. I have been so stressed, kids, the house, everything..this would just relax me so much

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  52. I need to relax and let go.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  53. I need to pamper myself due to work stress

    JOE GERSCH

    JOEBISSY@Mail.com

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  54. I work so hard all the time, year after year, so a pamper day would be great. I need a back massage so bad.

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  55. i am feeling TOTALLY stressed out this week. i could really use a massage! :)

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  56. I'm a teacher, and the end of the school year is really stressful!

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  57. I would really just love to have some peace and quiet and relaxation after a long week. I need to get into the habit of doing things for myself and not always for everyone else.

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  58. I need to relax. I recently moved so I have been so busy running around.

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  59. I am a mama to 3 boys (10, 4, 1). They definitely keep me hopping and I need some "me" time.

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  60. My lower back has really been bothering me from my runs!

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  61. Mom pf4 and a stressful job I could use some pampering

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  62. I need to be pampered because I've been going through health issues and need to relax.

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  63. I habe three kiddos and the dog and house and I have been going back to school aww the though of just a moment to relax would be so awesome

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  64. Thank You for the giveaway…would love to pamper my wife with this; she is a runner and has recurring back pain.

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  65. oh i am gonna use it for myself. I have been super busy juggling my life between my business and part time. wow this $110 coupon would have been excellent way to use it to relive myself from all that tension. Any ways i guess i am too late for this offer

    -Aalia | entrepreneur

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