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Being a mom is one of the hardest, most rewarding jobs we could ever have. Most of our time is spent taking care of others that we often forget about ourselves. Yesterday I finally had the opportunity to take some much needed “me time” and head to Massage Envy for a truly relaxing treat. It was my first time visiting a Massage Envy and can I just say…. it has now made the top of my list for a gift for moms. I left feeling so rejuvenated, relaxed and de-stressed. I honestly felt like a whole new person ready to conquer the day with my children.

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Since it was my first time at Massage Envy I had to arrive just 15 minutes before my appointment to fill out a quick form that let my massage therapist know exactly what I was looking for in a massage. After filling out the form, an employee sat down with me for a brief consultation to go over everything and make any notes he/she felt my massage therapist needed to know. After the consultation I was moved to the tranquility room where my massage therapist, Alvaro, met me.


After meeting, he showed me to my room where we sat down and went over the process again, except in more detail. He asked what I liked and didn’t like, what I felt comfortable with, and then reassured me at any point if the pressure was too much, to simply let him know. It made me feel extremely comfortable for the massage as I was slightly nervous about it. I have only had a massage once and it was 9 years ago when I was pregnant with my oldest, so this was basically a new experience for me.


My massage was for an hour and a half and it was pure bliss! Alvaro made sure to check in with me and let me know when he was moving from my back, to my arms, then to my neck. It made me feel a lot more comfortable as he told me what area he was going to start working on. With the tranquil music, dim-lit room, and the relaxation of the massage I can see how some people fall asleep. Definitely one of my favorite experiences of the year and what a great thing to do during the stressful holidays.

If you are wondering what to get a loved one this Holiday and are stressing as we only have a few more days left, I highly suggest a Massage Envy gift card!


I visited the Massage Envy in Walnut Creek, CA and on the front counter they a helpful printout called the Holiday Gift Card Menu. The menu had gift card items like:

Stocking Stuffer: $75
1 Hour Customized Massage
Your Choice of Upgrade (Aromatherapy, Deep Muscle Therapy, Sugar Foot Scrub)

Simply Divine: $100
90 Minute Customized Massage
Your Choice of Enhancement: Aromatherapy, Deep Muscle Therapy, Sugar Foot Scrub

Winter Warmer: $125
90 Minute Hot Stone Massage

Holiday Package: $130
2 Hour Customized Massage

If you are looking to spend under $50, Massage Envy charges only $49.00 for an introductory 1-hour massage for someone who has never been to a Massage Envy before. A wonderful price for an incredible experience!

Massage Envy is all over the U.S. Please visit their website for more details and to find the closest location to you.

Twitter: @MassageEnvy & MEBayArea (San Francisco Bay Area)


Disclosure: I received a gift card to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.