Sego Lily’s website states: Our Bath Rituals will provide a precious refuge from life’s daily stressors. Relax and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit in gentle, healing waters.
Whoever wrote that, obviously tried one of these soaks. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went in for my Detoxifying Soak at the Midvale location. It was only to last 20 minutes and so I was a bit skeptical how a mere 20 minutes was going to do much good to rejuvenate or even really relax me. But let’s just say in that environment, five minutes would have been enough! The surroundings are just so peaceful and relaxing even without any hot water involved, but add that to the mix and there is no escaping an escape.
Maybe it had something to do with my visit to the steam room first. As I have mentioned before, there really is nothing like it to put you at the mercy of the relaxing fairies. Even though I was only in there for a short time, it worked it’s magic on me and my engines were starting to slow down.
And of course the beautiful mediation/waiting room cranks the relaxing measuring stick up a notch as well. As I entered, I made myself right at home (it’s really impossible not too) and indulged myself with some of their dried fruit mix (the bananas and kiwis are the best!) and of course a brownie bite. Gotta have the chocolate going in order to feel like I have really been taken away from the cares of my world.
I also tried another flavor of their Pure Inventions Antioxidants. All of the flavors (Green Tea Extracts, Antioxidant Fruit Extracts, Pure Antioxidant Cocoa) are scrumptious. The best part is they have no calories, no caffeine, no artificial sweeteners, no preservatives or alcohol and are gluten- free. You just add a squirt to your water and receive high antioxidant hydration in a quick way. I like mine in hot water because it seems much more soothing that way.
Just as I was beginning to mentally de-tox, Corinne appeared to escort me to a beautiful room that had the ambiance of a blissful escape. The first thing I noticed when I entered was the scent of the ocean. That scent immediately makes my entire body and soul feel happy. I love the ocean. It speaks paradise to me like nothing else. I couldn’t help but let out a sigh with a long “Ahhh….” to follow it. The second thing I noticed was how beautiful the bathtub was and the fact that it had royal PURPLE towels. Yes purple! Happy in abundance here! Those who know me are thinking that I really should be de-toxing from my obsession with that color!
Corinne told me the reason the room was ocean scented was because of the freeze dried seaweed product that I was about to experience. We walked closer to the tub and when I looked inside I saw deep green water. It was actually very pretty. She had already prepared everything for me. There was a glass of ice water, lit candles, and very dim lights. Sego Lily does everything very high class and this was no exception. The entire room drooled…R-E-L-A-X! I was ready. She explained to me that after she left, I was free to add more water and adjust the temperature to my liking.
I was feeling very pampered and that was before I even started soaking! Earlier when I was told over the phone I was going to receive the Detoxifying Soak and that it would be 20 minutes, I thought, (as I said before) that 20 minutes is just not going to be long enough for me. All of my visions of my cares and worries escaping from my soul as I soaked in a hot luxurious bath would surely take at least 30! Once I stepped inside that very warm ocean scented bath and began to feel the hot water penetrate in to my epidermis as I released the world (and de-tox no less), I thought it would go too fast and I would not be ready to be done when my time was up. But, 20 minutes was actually the perfect time. Sure, I could have forced myself to soak a little longer, but surprisingly I was ready to get out, rinse off, and cool down some.
Corinne explained that with this product it is a good thing to sweat while soaking. I did. I’m not sure if it was due to the product or the fact that I had the temperature of water cranked up so high. I like my baths hot. Either way, I was ready for a bit of cooling down in the shower.
Corinne knocked on the door as my signal to get out and rinse off. I sat there for a minute more, just enjoying the beautiful clean room wondering to myself why someone would actually pay to go take a bath instead of just doing it at home? And the answer immediately came to me in the thought, “Look at this place!” It is so calming, so peaceful, so clean, so beautiful. No phone, no laundry starring me in the face, no one ringing the doorbell, no toilet in the same room screaming out to me to clean it, no clutter, no kids begging me to get out of the tub so I can taxi them somewhere. Nope…none of that. Just total serenity. Total peace. Away in my own little haven far from any and all stress. Who wouldn’t pay for that!
And I must say one of the best parts of the whole experience was the fact that I didn’t have to clean the bathtub after! That fact alone made my relax-o- meter burst through the atmosphere.
But all that is beside the fact that this particular bath uses a product called Alguomer that boasts it activates the natural process of fat elimination, removal of toxins and impurities, and provides a sense of relaxation and well-being. It is recommended for clients on a slimming or body contouring program. Corinne also explained it helps purify from the inside out, drains excess fluid from tissues, accelerates cellulite reduction, improves circulation, energizes, and boosts metabolism. Hmm… sounds good to me! All I know is it de-toxed me from my stress for a while. And that is worth every penny and the minimal time involved.
There are a lot of things we need to de-tox from that aren’t just physical. I believe de-toxing our minds is as important (if not more so) than de-toxing our bodies. And this short little treatment will do that for you as it did for me. Yes, I would recommend this treatment for anyone in need of some serene time away from it all. As well as for anyone that just needs to let go of the world and life for a brief time to rejuvenate their spirit and reclaim some peace.
Thank you Sego Lily for once again taking me away.