Thursday, December 7, 2017

For Damsels Who Need to De-stress

Earlier today, I went to this spa place called Soleil Spa (just for the ladies. Sorry lads). It first opened in Kota Harapan Indah just around 3 months ago. I discovered this place on Instagram and they also put a link to their menu on their profile. I was interested to try their I Want All menu, which consisted of a deep cleansing facial, full body massage, and foot massage (they worded the descriptions in a much fancier way) at seriously seriously affordable price. So then I contacted the place via WhatsApp and made my appointment.

Upon my arrival, I was greeted by the lovely Keshia, who apparently runs the place (and whose lipstick looked gorgeous and perfume smelt oh so amazing!). Then, she handed me a form for me to fill in. There were questions like how strong of a pressure I’d like for my body massage, which area of my body I’d want the therapist/masseuse to focus on the most, and so and so.

Then, Keshia gave me a mini briefing about the procedures of the treatment of my choice. She explained (elaborately, might I add) about the steps of the facial treatment, the kind of products she would use on my skin type, and gave me some advice on some products that I should avoid. After that, she showed me a selection of massage oils and asked me to choose between Vanilla Coconut, Frangipani, Lotus, and Lavender. Each smelt good, but the first one was divine. It had a sweet scent but not sickening at all.

Maybe I should tell you a little bit about Keshia. Prior to opening the spa place in September this year, she took a diploma course where she learned about the theories of facial and all that good stuff. I believe she also took a CIDESCO training and is now a certified facialist (how cool is that?). She also used to work in one of Indonesia’s bougee-est, luxury resorts in Bali. So not only does she has the know-how about facials, but she also has the hands-on experience. Oh, and apparently the oils, scrubs, and lotions used there were also the ones used at the place where she used to work at in Bali!

Anyway, she then took me to my treatment room, where she gave me a kimono and disposable panties. By the way, the bed sheets and kimonos are always replaced with freshly washed ones after treatments, so rest assured new guests won’t get cross-contaminated with God knows whatever.

Then, she performed the deep cleansing facial on me. The process involved exfoliating my face (no harsh grainy scrubs used), massaging it, extracting the blackheads/whiteheads from my face (which I had been meaning to get rid of for the longest time), and slathering my whole face with mud mask. Like, my eyes and lips were covered in mud mask. Speaking of lips, she also put some lip balm on my dry, dry lips. How thoughtful! Oh, and by the way, she used new facial sponges (fresh outta its packaging) and drinking water for the facial.

After the whole process was done (sad times), she showed me some of the extracted comedones and boy was that part the most satisfying! She also reminded me to up my water intake to help with the dehydrated-looking lips and told me that she used The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid on me to help reduce my post-acne marks. My face felt so soft and supple after the treatment! She also gave me a tip to be more strategic when applying my moisturizer.

The following treatment was the foot massage and full body massage. This time ‘round, I was treated by Mba Ayu. The massage that she gave was waaay better than the one I had at B***** S****. The massage was so relaxing, I almost caught some zs. After the entire process was finished, I was given a nice cup of wedang jahe and some cookies.

All in all, I was super happy and well-pampered. To me, the star of the show was the deep cleansing facial. I wish it lasted longer! I might or might not shed a tear during the blackhead extraction process, but it seriously was so gratifying. Keshia was so profesh and customer-oriented, and Mba Ayu was really awesome as well. I can’t wait for my next me-time session there and to try their VIP Class menu!

So, if you live around Harapan Indah area (or anywhere, really) and are in the mood to give yourself a little treat, definitely check this one out. Psst, they’re currently having a 10% off promo for all treatments! And if you’re lucky enough, you can get up tp 50% discount for your next visit. Come come!

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