My Friday was different than any other day I have had in a long TIME! I was off to La Stilista for a morning of pampering, a facial massage and a bit of relaxing. No clients, no Pittsburgh Frugal Mom, No Kids, NOTHING. Relaxing is something that I think I have forgotten how to do, as the only word in my world is WORK and kids. I actually let go of everything for 2 hours and enjoyed time for me. La Stilista provided me a great few hours of relaxation. You too can enjoy a relaxing facial during SPA WEEK, which is up and coming- October 15-21. During Spa Week many of the great area spas will be offering $50 Spa & Wellness Treatments. I personally visited La Stilista where I enjoyed one such Spa & Wellness Treatment.
A FACIAL AT LA STILISTA
I traveled to downtown Pittsburgh, where I visited La Stilista on 5th Avenue in the Park Building. The type of facial I received was a BioElements Facial Service. My cosmetologist specialist was Erin. Erin began with a Skin Reading which analyzed my skin type and any types of treatments I have had. The cleansing service was a deep cleansing massage which included a serum and mask. In addition it included a neck and shoulder massage.
The cleansing on my skin was so refreshing, and I could actually feel the tightening in my skin as it was relieved of all the bad elements. The steaming during the facial was very relaxing and it kept my skin hydrated. Black heads, clogged pores and dead skin were all removed during the process. The exfoliation process targeted the pores and the black heads as well as dead skin. A mask was also applied to my face which soothed, balanced and toned my skin.
While these appointments are meant to be an hour you should plan on arriving ahead of time to fill out the necessary paper work, and prepping for you facial. In my case, I had to fill out a paper about my skin type and I had to get a robe on in order to be ready for a massage which included my face, neck and shoulders.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
1) Do not wear make up as your are getting a facial.
2) Do not wear jewelry.
3) Do not wear your hair down or do plan on pulling it back. (I had worn my hair down and did not have a tie back with me, my hair did get some stuff of the cleansing in it so make sure to pull your hair back or even take a head band.
4) If you are going to La Stilista, remember you are in town and you will need to find parking.(allow time)
5) With a Facial Massage you can get as unclothed or NOT as you choose, but you will need to at least take off your shirt and under garments because your neck and shoulders will be massaged.
6) Remember to use the men’s or ladies room BEFORE your procedure starts.
7) I forgot, but bring a comb or brush so you can pull yourself back together:)
WHAT TO EXPECT.
You will go into a room with your specialist. You will be provided a robe and you will have time by yourself to get dressed in the robe. There is a table that you will be laying on it is covered and heated. The blankets on the table are warm and the table is warm. There is a place for your head as well as your feet. Your feet and body will be covered by the blanket. Your upper body will have a strapless robe which will allow for your massage on your shoulders and neck. Your feet have a foot pillow which allows for comfort while laying on the table. Relaxation music plays in the room to relax and soothe.
The massage returns muscle tone to the face and when your face is massaged the fingers work on pressure points which relieve tension and return blood flow. My skin was thoroughly cleansed before the massage began which will ensure that all the movements that will follow will be smooth and easily transitioned. A massage works well to ensure lighter, tighter, more toned skin.
A BONUS FOR YOU
With Spa Week up and coming, many great SPAS around the United States are offering many of their services for only $50. These services range from Pedi/Mani’s to Facials. There has never been a better time to try out the wonderful spas in your area. If you live in Pittsburgh, or frequent Down town Pittsburgh you could try out La Stilista. La Stilista is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, right by Macy’s and offers flexible hours to work with your schedule including lunch(whenever that may be). La Stilista offers a plethora of Spa Services with a friendly, knowledgeable staff.
If you are seeking a tan, mani/pedi, facial, massage, waxing and more La Stilista should be your destination. The SPA is clean, and has a friendly staff. I was fortunate to have ERIN who has been delivering wonderful facial massages, pedi/manis and more to the Pittsburgh Area for over 10 years! Erin was super friendly and obviously a pro at her job. I went in stressed and left feeling light. Erin could tell how uptight I was and she even told me about it!!!!
WHAT I REALLY APPRECIATED
I had never been to La Stilista before for any treatments or Spa times. I was a bit nervous as I did not know the staff. I was put at ease the minute I met Erin as she is so talented and professional and warm. The last thing you want when going to the Spa is too not feel welcomed. Erin had a delicious glass of lemon/orange water waiting for me with a plate of cookies! In addition, the room was ready, warm and waiting, I was not WAITING! I filled out a simple piece of paper, talked to Erin for a few minutes while she explained everything that would be happening during my Facial Massage and that was it! I also got to meet Mary Ann, the owner. Mary Ann is wonderful and that is about all I can say over and over. Mary Ann makes sure that her staff has everything they need to make your trip to the SPA ….. PERFECT!.
My face gleamed of cleanliness and freshness and I felt so ‘light’ after this appointment. I actually felt, R-E-L-A-X-E-D!
I look forward to future trips to La Stilista in downtown Pittsburgh! I would like to thank the Erin and Mary Ann for the wonderful day I was provided with.
I was provided with a facial in return for my true and honest opinion.