Riviera Spa Massage and Facial

October 12, 2016
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I’ve partnered with Riviera Spa to bring you this post.  All opinions remain my own.

Last week, I shared with you some tips on restoration during a fitness challenge.  One of the tips is to enjoy a spa day to work out your tired muscles and relax.  I took my own advice and checked out Riviera Spa in Highland Park for a two hour spa treatment.

First impressions of Riviera Spa

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Riviera Spa is located in a beautiful office park in Highland Park.

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I was immediately relaxed walking into Riviera Spa. Not only was I greeted by name, but I was offered a drink of choice to help me relax.  There are a ton of products to browse while you wait too.

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There is even a pretty and bright mani/pedi side of the spa, where I imagine they give you the king and queen treatment.  I can’t wait to go back and try it out.  The lockers in the restroom were large enough for my gym bag and plenty more, which is great.  I put on my robe and sandals, grabbed my champagne and headed out the door for my massage.

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The relaxation room

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Since I was able to get in a little early for my massage, I didn’t spend any time in the relaxation room until before my facial.  There were comfortable chairs, a Keurig with tea, and some group seating.  This would be the perfect place for a bridal party or group of frue day to relax and spend time together before getting a pamper treatment.  I made it a point to put my phone away and just sit back with my glass of champagne to relax in silence before my facial.

The massage

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My massage therapist, Zheger, was sweet and informative.  Something that sets spas apart from others, for me, is when I get to choose my own lotion scent.  All of the scents sounded great, but I was in the mood for eucalyptus.

Zheger made sure to check with me on the pressure, which was perfect from the start.  At one point, she even compliment my muscle tone in my legs.  Talk about making a girl feel really good. The ambiance of the lighting, music, and scent made for a relaxing experience, despite me asking for extra firm pressure to work out my knots.

I have had many great massages in my life, but this one was one of the best. Between her strokes and the pressure, I could feel the tension and muscle fatigue being worked out of my body.

The facial

I have only had one other facial in my life, so I don’t have much to compare it to, but Riviera should pride themselves on their organic facials.  Betsy was thorough, and talked me through the whole process. She is stunning, inside and out.   Since it was a custom facial, Betsy was able to customize the treatment to my skin’s needs.  Everything smelled so wonderful, and I was so relaxed, I kept dozing off.  She even did a yam and pumpkin enzyme peel.  Afterwards, my skin looked and felt great. It was fun to see her passion for making people feel great.

One of the many things I appreciated was that Betsy didn’t try to upsell me.  She complimented my skin and told me about jojoba oil that I could get at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s to add to my nighly cleaning routine.  Despite the wide range of amazing products they have at the spa, she wasn’t overbearing or pushy, nor did she try to convince me to buy something I didn’t need.

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If you find yourself looking for relaxation, or in need of a spa day, make that day at Riviera.  They have everything to take care of you, professional staff, great-smelling products, high end treatments, ultimate relaxation, and plenty of rooms to bring your friends along with you.  I love that the relaxation room has group seating so that you can make it a girls’ day at the spa (or a guys day!).

Be sure to check out the incredible spa month specials and make your appointment quickly while there is still space. Hint, the special will save you over 50% and get you a massage or facial for $50! Read below.

Spa month specials

All month long, enjoy a $50 facial or massage (regular $110) Monday- Friday all month long.  This is over 50% worth of savings!  Check out their site here for more information and call to book your appointment now (promo: loveyou).

Thank you to Melissa (the charming, sweet and devoted owner) and everyone at Riviera Spa for making this such a lovely experience. I can’t wait to come back!

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Will you check out the specials at Riviera Spa?  Which are you in more in need of, a facial or massage? Leave me a comment below!

  • Julie October 12, 2016 at 8:44 am

    This sounds like an awesome spa experience. I wish I lived nearby so I could check it out. I’ve had lots of massages but only found one massage therapist who could work out the knots I get from migraines. The spa is gorgeous. Definitely gives you the feel that you’ll get lots of pampering.

    • Jessica October 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks, Julie! It really was a great experience. I rarely have a massage therapist that I think does an incredible job, but she did.

  • Ginger Marie October 12, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Isn’t the spa just so beautiful? Even the location is pretty and relaxing! I had the best massage of my LIFE at Riviera!!!

    • Jessica October 13, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      It is gorgeous! Such a fun place with great people. I hear ya, girl.

  • Mai Lyn Ngo October 12, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Awwww I’m so glad you took some time for yourself. You are always on the go go go! So glad this was such a great experience. Now I need to book one!

    • Jessica October 13, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks, girl! It really was much needed. The last two months have been crazy. I will need another one at the end of the month to reward myself for surviving. haha.

  • Anita @ October 12, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I love the look of this spa, it’s so girly and pretty. Thanks for sharing the deals about this spa, I actually might take them up on the $50 offer 🙂

    • Jessica October 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      you should!! It’s a great deal. I may need a facial every month after this. I loved it so much.

  • Caroline October 12, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Well this looks heavenly! I have never heard of this place, but yay for being close by!

  • Chrissa - Physical Kitchness October 13, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Oh how momma sooooo needs a spa day! Love the relaxation room. Glad you had such a good experience!

    • Jessica October 13, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks, girl! I am a big believer in taking some time for yourself. Even if you just give yourself a spa day with a bath and mask.

  • Logan October 13, 2016 at 11:09 am

    This spa looks seriously amazing! So nice and relaxing!

  • linda spiker October 13, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Looks so lovely! To quote Liz lemon on 30 Rock “I want to go to there”.

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health October 13, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    $50 sounds like a pretty awesome deal…. i could go for a nice massage right now and facial wouldnt hurt either 🙂

  • Elaine McKellips October 13, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I am SO in need of a good spa session. Life has been nuts lately. Can you believe we are half way through October already!? Love this post! Encouraging me to find a place in Houston to be my go to pamper spot. Have a wonderful weekend, love! – Elaine

  • Anushka Wickramaratne October 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Aaahh, this makes me want to book a spa day ASAP. I love how you mentioned that they weren’t being overbearing in terms of pushing their products on you – that really does affect the mood. And goodness, that yam and pumpkin facial peel sounds so delightful (and delicious! Haha). I really sounds like you were treated like a queen.

  • Nicole Parise October 14, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Looks super relaxing! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
    xx nicole

  • Rachel Ritlop October 14, 2016 at 7:31 am

    This sounds wonderful! I love spa days!

    Rachel |

  • Willow October 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I have never been to a spa or had a facial professionally. (I do my own.) This sounds amazing! I really need to try one one of these days. I love how she told you about jojoba oil. I use it daily to moisturize my skin.

  • Kaitlyn Tatum October 14, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Can any girl resist a good, affordable massage? I think not. I’ve been really wanting a massage lately and didn’t have any real recommendations, but I think I know exactly where I’ll go now! Thanks for checking them out.

  • Shamira West October 15, 2016 at 11:13 am

    This spa experience sounds awesome! What a beautiful place. I love spa days. I need to take more of them!

  • Brittany Giles October 16, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    This sounds like such a relaxing experience! I def want to check them out!

  • Sami | The Classic Brunette October 22, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    This spa is so incredibly gorgeous! Even though I don’t live in the area (but I am considering moving there for a little while after I graduate!) I would love to visit this spa, that massage and facial you had sounds amazing!