Look Good. Feel Good. With Metamorphosis Spa

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It’s been a crappy few weeks in my world. Crappy as in…my first migraine, saying goodbye to my Grandma, a trip to the ER, a sick visit/breathing treatments for Arianna, packing, and more. But we are moving past that, and for part of it, I have to thank the ladies of Metamorphosis Organic Spa of Pittsburgh. Myself and three other Pittsburgh Mom Bloggers (love my tribe!) were treated to an evening at the Spa to relax, look good, and feel good. Might I say, it worked.

First of all, one of my peeves about Pittsburgh is parking. Yes, my trip to Metamorphosis Spa started out with a small parking headache. I hate parallel parking in Lawrenceville, but knowing what was awaiting me, I sucked it up and got a spot. It is not impossible just trust me. And well worth it when you walk up to this:

Metamorphosis Spa

I was stunned at the beauty, and I hadn’t even walked inside. When you do, however, you immediately feel an energy from every employee and customer. It was 6:00 on a Thursday evening and the place was full of business. Clients getting their hair cut/styled, yogis coming in for class, and us mom bloggers joining each other back at the beauty bar/pedicure area (which is my favorite part of the whole spa because purple paint, gorgeous chandeliers, and vintage wallpaper that I just had to share).

So serene and gorgeous @spapgh

…and how happy do Nicole and I look in the pedicure chairs?

Source: Rutz Skincare Facebook

I spoke of energy, then post us “sleeping”. We were just so relaxed just by being there. Forget their wine bar,  the serene music, the amazing massage I got on my tired feet (more on that another day), or the other services offered. We were just happy being there!

While we were there, the other mamas got a chair massage while I enjoyed a foot soak and rub (with Rutz Skincare “Oh-So Smoothie” and “Smooth Talker”, available at www.rutzskincare.com –and another post on this organic company whose products are what Metamorphosis uses/swears by). Additionally, we got a mini facial (which used the “Just Breathe” cleanser and “In Your Face” Elixir face spray…ahhhh-mazing).

Can I seriously tell you something about this facial?  I am ready to be signed up for a treatment every single month just to relax in the facial room and have someone else scrub my face. Facials start at $55 and last 45-60 minutes. Additionally…I seriously have not worn makeup the past two days because this made my skin so healthy and happy (will post that photo on my Rutz review, but if you follow me on Instagram, you already have seen the look). Sign me up now.

We chilled in the beauty bar and learned about the services that Metamorphosis Spa offers and I really didn’t want to go home. There’s a yoga studio that’s intimate (about 8-10 people per class) and will start offering kids’ yoga soon. There are two adorable massage rooms with sliding barn doors to open up if you’d like a couple’s massage. And a sauna treatment can be added to your experience for just $5.

Holiday gift? You can so count me in for a trip to @spapgh to relax here. ♡

Seriously, I hope some of my girls or my husband will be on board for a return trip. I am ready, and it’s only been three days since I left. Thank you, Metamorphosis Spa, for hosting us Mom Bloggers!

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Walk in, feel the energy immediately. @spapgh

A Mama Moment: Detox Bath

Moms. Women. You need  to do this for yourself. Don’t just pin it, like I did. Do it. Give yourself a detox bath. (*articles may contain affiliate links*)

detox bath

A few years ago, I had my first spa experience which included an aromatherapy shower, massage, and wrap. The experience was amazing, expensive, and quite the treat. When we went to Vegas, I had a similar experience, but that’s really the last time I treated myself to a nice bath. Being a busy lady is hard work, yinz.

So, I pinned a detox bath “recipe” and set it aside. After a week of dealing with a stomach virus and a husband with the same, I figured it would be the perfect time to take one this weekend. But, life happened and we ate late yesterday, so there was no way I was stepping right into a hot bath. Plus, I needed to grocery shop.

STOP what you’re doing  and grab the ingredients now. I made it convenient and linked the ingredients, order them and don’t get stressed about the grocery store. Pamper yourself a little more and let them be delivered. (And if you are not an Amazon Prime Member with free shipping, how about we change that and get you signed up with a FREE 30-day trial: Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial.)

Detox Bath

Ingredients:

3 handfuls of Epsom Salts
1/2 a box of baking soda
2 bags of ginger tea (mine was Yogi Ginger Tea)
1 cupful of Dr. Hauschka’s Lavender Bath

I simply poured the salt and baking soda into a very, very hot bath, tossed in the tea bags, and added the Lavender Bath when the water was done. Some lit candles, and it was time for 40 minutes of alone time. During this time, I put on a very relaxing meditation/yoga playlist (that I found on Amazon for free) and tried to read (check out the top books of the month here if you’re not sure what to go for). Oh, and I lit candles and found my “ocean breaths”–that water was HOT!

detox bath

Notice, I said I tried to read. I read two chapters of my book and was sweating so hard I couldn’t concentrate on anything else. After 40 minutes, I rinsed off, applied an in-shower lotion and headed to my room to continue the detox in my nice, warm pajamas.

Seriously, do this for yourself. The water is disgusting afterwards, but don’t look at it. Keep the lights off and drain the water. It will all work out. This bath is said to pull the germs, grossness, and toxins out of your body. I may be 30 minutes out it, but I am sold. And I’ve chugged down two bottles of water and need more. What a good feeling.

By the way, that Lavender Bath was a staple around here. I discovered it at the end of a hot yoga session at Inlet Yoga (in Murrells Inlet, SC) and promptly bought some from their esthetician at Elements Day Space back in 2013. We used it for headaches and sleepless nights–a ‘lil bit goes a LONG way. It has since been replaced with Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence, 3.4 oz. I haven’t tried this new version, but it sounds just as amazing!

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If this sounded like too much work for a relaxing bath, there are a few packaged up detox baths that could work the same way. I’ve yet to try them, but these are some I’ve found on Amazon and all under $20: seaweed detox bath, foaming bath, or SF Salt soak. Which type of soak works best for you?