Everybody is talking self care lately, especially as it pertains to motherhood. As moms, we put ourselves on the back burner A LOT because we don’t know how we could possibly fit it all in. We have to work so hard to make space to be the best version of ourselves.
This definition of self care calls it, “the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.” More and more we are realizing how important it is to take an active role in protecting ourselves from getting to a state of burn out . Our families actually need us to do it.
My friends and I have been trying to plan a girls spa weekend away for about 5 years. Since it just wasn’t working out, we decided that one day together relaxing is better than nothing! Never underestimate the power of a staycation, a “daycation,” or even 4 hours to recoup , rest, and laugh your heads off.
If you live anywhere near St. Louis, you probably know that the Four Seasons Spa is the nicest around. In fact, its one of the nicest I’ve been to. We are so grateful they let us come spend the day with them and receive some luxury treatments.
We were pleasantly greeted upon arrival and whisked off into the locker room for robes and slippers. We started off with massages and facials. Pore cleaning and a deep moisturizing mask is definitely my happy place. Not to mention a deep tissue massage to take away all the stress of wild toddlers and job demands.
After our first treatments we went to relax in the tranquility room overlooking the Mississippi River. This is a coed space with a huge spa pool, tea, and snacks. I would definitely bring my husband back for a couples retreat. The lovely ladies in there served us champagne as we chatted and relaxed.
Afterwords we went back to the women’s lounge. They recently added an infrared sauna next to the steam and spa hot tub, It smells like eucalyptus and lavender, and it is wonderful. If you buy any spa service you are allowed to spend the whole day enjoying all of these free amenities. The ladies that worked there said they have groups of friends that come every month together. #GOAL.S .
If you want to really live the life of leisure and not get dressed, there is a phone in the tranquil lounge with menus to order lunch. They served us a in a private room so we could just stay in our robes. I had a cheeseburger and french fries, because, SELF CARE.
One of my favorite parts of the whole day was all getting pedicures together. I can’t even tell you how much we loved the nail technicians, they became our new friends. I feel like having a bachelorette party here with all of your girls would be the best ever!
We spent a lil time up by the gorgeous pool soaking up some vitamin d! In the summer months you can order lunch to your cabana poolside !
If you decide to take your love on a special couples getaway, the couples massage is a total must! After your 80 minute massage you can enjoy 20 min of your own private lounge, steam, and shower! I posted some videos on my instagram highlights at @_Katelynyoung_ .
I would recommend a day with your favorite people relaxing at The Four Seasons Spa a million times over. What an amazing way to recharge. If you are ready to plan your own special getaway of make sure to mention THE BEJULED LIFE or KATELYN YOUNG WHEN YOU CALL TO BOOK to save 25 % on full price services booked Monday-Friday. Weekend rates not included.
I loved this cup of tea waiting outside the spa rooms. DO SOMETHING NICE FOR YOURSELF, YOU DESERVE IT! Happy mother’s day and happy everyday to you fierce women. I would love to hear ur favorite ways to relax below.