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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Take Mom to Spa Sydell on Mother’s Day


Growing up I ran track for many years and my mom was always in the crowd to cheer me on. Even in the blazing sun, I was oftentimes amazed at how she was able to be at every track meet, and not skip a beat. She was the loudest parent in the crowd, hollering my name, “Run Sojourner, Run.” Whether or not I moved swiftly enough to come in first place, she was always proud. “You did great, Kiddo,” she would say, as she took a wet washcloth out of a plastic zip lock bag and rubbed my sweaty, golden brown forehead. She would always bring another bag with fruits, granola bars, and water in it with “my name on it.” I’d blush and always thank her.

My mom has a way of being particularly thoughtful. For example, she always knows when to give you a hug, flash you a warm smile, hide a surprise, or write a small handwritten note and leave it in your sock drawer. I’ve known since I was a little girl that I could always count on her. Wherever I was, whatever I was doing, if I needed help she was always there. Sort of like a superhero.

Now, I’m a mom with two small boys, and oftentimes reflect on many wonderful childhood memories. It’s the little things that she did for me that I want to do for my own children. Through the years, I’ve showed thanks and gratitude for her giving me a “wonderful world.” Her selflessness and thoughtfulness for me and my siblings is what made our childhood so grand. She put our feelings and needs before her own wants and dreams. That’s a mighty heart and unconditional love.

So when I think about Mother’s Day, I reflect on all that my mother has provided me. Being a mom is a lot of work; I didn’t realize that until I filled these shoes. As mother’s we oftentimes feel guilty when we yearn for alone time, which many of us refer to as “Me Time.” But, I don’t think my mom, or many moms get enough of it. Mother’s Day for me is a time to reflect on the “little things” which my mother provided me throughout my childhood and still does into my adult years.

What better gift to give your mom or yourself than a soothing and in my case, a much needed massage. I had the chance to go to Spa Sydell and do just that. Situated on busy Peachtree Street, Spa Sydell Midtown is an easy place to find. When you enter Spa Sydell the sounds of the large waterfall and rhythmic, tropical music, immediately put you at ease. So much so, that you feel like you’re walking into paradise, just no real birds.

After meeting the hostess, I was escorted up to the 3rd floor, and given a robe and cute, bluish-green flip flops that were just my size. The staff were very pleasant, and showed me to my massage room. I hadn’t had a massage in five years. The last massage I had was a couple’s massage with my husband, Roland at the Spa Sydell Buckhead location. We thoroughly enjoyed our massages, and yearned for them to last longer.

That’s why I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to return for a 60 minute massage with an aromatherapy upgrade. Mary, my massage therapist was excellent, and very attentive. Getting a massage at Spa Sydell is an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In listening to your inner spirit, it’s good to treat yourself every once in a while, or someone that you love

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so enter this great giveaway for some special “Me Time” at Spa Sydell.

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