Now that school is back in full swing, MP is feeling ready for a little self-care. She’s been running to soccer, gymnastics, the grocery store, school events, meetings and birthday parties. All good things, of course, but adapting to a new schedule can tire a mama out.
Enter MP’s go-to, Portland-based massage therapist: Ellie Falby. Ellie has helped MP through two pregnancies, running injuries, and back pain. Plus, she is a mother of two energetic girls, so she knows first-hand that parents need some TLC now and then.
Beginning last year, Ellie added facial massage to her repertoire. MP had the opportunity to try “the classic” massage for herself. The hour-plus session includes a facial, plus a massage and hot towels for hands and feet. The experience is blissful. First, you get to rest in Ellie’s cozy home studio. Gentle music plays in the background while you lie on a warm massage table. The next hour is devoted to total relaxation. Ellie uses botanically based, all natural products to cleanse and soften skin. There are no extractions in this facial—just steaming and a massage with gentle oils and a delicious smelling honey lotion. And before the facial is complete, Ellie massages your scalp, then warms and cleanses your back with another hot towel.
Ellie says the facial massage is designed for the health of your skin and is perfect after a summer of sun, swimming, and sunscreen. The hour-long session helps rejuvenate and tone the muscles and skin in the face (as well as your outlook). If there were ever a way to recover from a busy summer and an even busier back-to-school, this experience is it.
And MP Isn’t the only one raving about Ellie. Susan Fekety, a nurse and regular client, has this to say about the facial massage:
I totally loved the experience, which was deeply relaxing and left me glowing for days. It was great for my skin and the muscles of my face; who knew I held so much tension there?
Other facials I’ve had have annoyed and blotched up my skin; this was different, more nourishing than aggressive. Ellie has taken the time to select lotions that are made of ingredients you could eat if you wanted to. Highly recommend this wonderful technique, either for yourself or as a gift to a loved one.
Are you ready for a facial massage? Comment below and one lucky parent will win Ellie’s classic facial massage (an $85 value). This giveaway closes on Friday, September 12 at midnight EST. We’ll announce the winner next week. Good luck!